By Greg Palast
‘Razor sharp learn … exhibits why each US citizen could 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 gone the place such a lot were too scared to unearth the grotesque fact in regards to the haves and have-mores who rule our international … the USA.
Here he experiences from in the back of enemy strains to bare simply how undesirable it’s bought in a perilous regime: how elections are received and unfastened speech comes at a value. How electorate are governed through worry. and the way our courageous new globalized global skill the negative get hammered, whereas firms silently purchase up the planet. It’s now not beautiful – yet it’s all precise …
‘Palast is likely one of the few reporters writing who has either the anger and the wit to provide 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 a person who thinks that nobody from the U.S. is aware what’s happening, Palast is definitely the right riposte’ Guardian
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It’s all about the oil. Terror in Tiny Town The astonishing thing about bin Laden’s Caliphate atop the “world’s largest oil reserves,” Land of the Holy Places, is that it includes my tiny town of Southold, New York. At the least, the town is, apparently, on top of Al-Qaeda’s roster of targets. Southold, if you look at a map, is situated at the ass end of nowhere. We are known hereabouts for our Strawberry Festival and fire truck parade. According to the census, this tiny place is made up almost entirely of inbred farmers, real estate speculators and volunteer firemen.
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Armed Madhouse: Undercover Dispatches from a Dying Regime by Greg Palast