Armed Madhouse: Undercover Dispatches from a Dying Regime by Greg Palast

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By Greg Palast

‘Razor sharp examine … exhibits why each US citizen will be quaking of their boots’ Metro, Books of the Year

‘Bill Hicks with a press move’ The List

Award-winning guerrilla journalist Greg Palast has long past the place so much were too scared to unearth the grotesque fact in regards to the haves and have-mores who rule our global … the United States.

Here he reviews from in the back of enemy strains to bare simply how undesirable it’s acquired in a deadly regime: how elections are got and loose speech comes at a cost. How electorate are governed via worry. and the way our courageous new globalized global capacity the bad get hammered, whereas organizations silently purchase up the planet. It’s no longer lovely – yet it’s all precise …

‘Palast is likely one of the few reporters writing who has either the anger and the wit to supply himself up as a persuasive – and extra importantly, readable – voice of the left’ Observer

‘A rollercoaster trip from Baghdad to New Orleans and Osama bin Laden’s cave to the again rooms of the Pentagon’ Big Issue

‘Very humorous … For someone who thinks that nobody from the united states is familiar with what’s happening, Palast is the appropriate riposte’ Guardian

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We move from September 11, 2001 (The Fear), to fear’s foreign outing in the oil fields of Iraq (The Flow), to the widening global economic conflict (The Network), to the concomitant need to manipulate the elections of 2004 and 2008 (The Con), concluding with the drowning of New Orleans, the Gettysburg of The Class War. Chapter One. In most wars, strategic intelligence is the key. For the Bush Administration, the key is strategic stupidity. ” Chapter One, The Fear, tells you a bit of what you are not supposed to know, from the pre–September 11 investigations of terrorists spiked by the FBI, to the writings of Osama bin Laden, to health insurance in America.

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