Armed Madhouse

Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf? China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal '08, No Child's Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War

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About The Book

The bestselling author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy offers his most provocative and funniest book yet!

Greg Palast has spent the last thirty years getting the goods on corporate con men and political hucksters. Now he and his special guests cut through the TV news babytalk in Armed Madhouse. Armed with more than fifty classified documents and confidential memos, Palast brings you the stories not allowed in The New York Times, including:

Before invading, George Bush didn't have a secret plan to seize Iraq's oil -- he had two. Palast shows you both.

In "Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?," Palast reveals the horror and humor of the War on Terror.

In "The Network," Palast gives you the skinny on the new global order -- and pushes Thomas Friedman over the edge of his Flat World.

It was Palast, for BBC TV, who first uncovered how Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris stole Election 2000. Now he tells you that Kerry won in 2004 -- and that 2008 is already fixed.

Who drowned New Orleans? Palast names names -- and adds some suggestions for fighting the new Class War.

Greg Palast speaks truth to power the only way you can -- by letting the facts speak for themselves. Get the straight story on what today's self-appointed Masters of the Universe have in store for you.

About The Authors

"A cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes" (Jim Hightower), Greg Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. A persona non-grata in the United States, Palast's reports have been exiled to BBC's top current affairs show, Newsnight, and England's Guardian newspapers. He is a Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde.

Photograph by Anna Moller

Amy E. Goodman is a frequent contributor to the Today show, as well as The View, Good Morning America, The Early Show, CNN, and Movie & a Makeover, among others. A former correspondent and editor for In Style and senior editor for All You, she is currently an editor at large for Southern Living and fashion trend director for Timex. She lives with her husband and two young children in Washington, D.C.

Photograph by Andrew Stapp

Greg Proops is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, which is back on TV on the CW network. Mr. Proopdog has a chart-topping podcast called “The Smartest Man in the World,” which he has recorded live from around the world including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Oslo, New Zealand, Finland, Montreal, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Melbourne, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hollywood, a ship off St. Marten, and somehow, Cleveland. The podcast is available at Proopcast.com and on iTunes. Proops has been a voice actor in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and played Bob in Bob the Builder. He has been a guest on @Midnight on Comedy Central, Red Eye, The Late, Late Show, and Chelsea Lately. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad, really.

About The Readers

"A cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes" (Jim Hightower), Greg Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. A persona non-grata in the United States, Palast's reports have been exiled to BBC's top current affairs show, Newsnight, and England's Guardian newspapers. He is a Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (June 2006)
  • Runtime: 6 hours
  • ISBN13: 9780743564298

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