An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Globalization,
Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters
Author: Greg Palast
Publisher: Pluto Press
March 2002

>From the Publisher
Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership.

This exciting new collection brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated "Washington Post" expos‚ on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.

>From the Critics

>From Andrew Tobias
Your reports should be read all over America.

>From Jude Wanniski - Wall Street Journal
Great writing on the Evil Empire of the IMF.

>From Laura Flanders - Counterspin
George Bush's nightmare.

>From John Pilger - New Statesman
The information is a hand grenade.

>From Will Hutton
All power to Palast's pen!

Table of Contents
Who Gives a Shit? An Introduction 1
1 Jim Crow in Cyberspace: The Unreported Story of How They Fixed the Vote in Florida 6
2 Sell the Lexus, Burn the Olive Tree: Globalization and its Discontents 44
3 Small Towns, Small Minds 76
4 Pat Robertson, General Pinochet, Pepsi-Cola and the Anti-Christ: Special Investigative Reports 84
5 Inside Corporate America 115 6 The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 140
7 Cash-for-Access - "Lobbygate": the Real Story of Blair and the Sale of Britain 152
8 Kissing the Whip 182
9 Victory in the Pacific - A Conclusion 197
Index 201