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What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running the World by Melissa Rossi

What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World

  • Paperback $16.00

    Nov 29, 2005 | 448 Pages

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    Nov 29, 2005 | 448 Pages

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Praise for the What Every American Should Know series
 
“Insightful… the sheer volume of material assures readers will turn up something they had not known or long forgotten. The knowledge she pulls together and shares proves the volume’s most useful contribution to the cause of government reform.”—Publishers Weekly  

“Well-informed… without losing her playful attitude… Rossi is most skilled in keeping her guide balanced: sidebar stories on significant events, scandals and achievements add depth and definition to each profile, while the one-line summaries included in the introductions keep things pithy.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“The perfect book for paranoiacs, conspiracy buffs, fans of Michael Moore, and just anyone who thinks the people running the world don’t have our best interests at heart… Rossi doesn’t pull any punches… she marshals plenty of impressive source material.”—David Pitt, Booklist

Table Of Contents

What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the WorldAcknowledgments
Introduction
Part I. The Right
1. Briefing: The Mighty Right
2. The Christian Right: Introducing the Handmaiden’s Tale?
3. The Bushes: Texan Blue Bloods
4. Bush Insiders: The Vulcans
5. The Neocons: Professional Alarmists
Part II. Food and Drug
6. Briefing: How Big Pharma Works
7. FDA: A Failed Experiment?
8. Pfizer: The Hungry Giant
9. Monsanto: The Revolutionary
Part III. Shadowy Stuff
10. Briefing: Spooks, Sneaks, and Snitches
11. Post-9/11 World: Securing the Patriots
12. Foreign Intelligence: Stirring Up the Wolrd
Part IV: Consumerism
13. Wal-Mart: The Slave Driver
14. Credit Card Companies: The Corporate Loan Sharks
Part V. Persuaders
15. Public Relations Companies: The Propagandists
16. Rupert Murdoch: The Mightiest Media Magnate
17. Think Tanks: Questionable Sources
18. Council on Foreign Relations: Powerful Whispers
19. George Soros: The Meddler
20. Rev. Sun Myung Moon: Still Rising
21. Media Matters: Losing Focus
Part VI. War Machine
22. Briefing: Defense Maneuverings
23. DARPA: Over the Edge and into the Present
24. Lockheed Martin: Snoop ‘n’ Shoot
25. Halliburton: Inside Connections
26. The Carlyle Group: Slippery Arms
27. Bechtel: The Master Builder
Part VII. Precious Liquids
28. Briefing: Oil and Water
29. The Oil Beast: An Addiction
30. The al-Saud: Conflicts of Interest
31. OPEC: Controlling Natural Riches
32. Non-OPEC Oil Producers: The Outsiders
33. Veolia and Suez: The New Water Barons
Part VIII. Rogues
34. North Korea: Nuclear Rogue
35. Terrorists: Aiding the Government?
36. Organized Criminals: Modern Misfits
Part IX. What’s Next
Notes
Bibliography
Resources
Index

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