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

The People, Institutions, and Organizations That Control Our Future

Melissa Rossi - Author

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ISBN 9780452286153 | 448 pages | 29 Nov 2005 | Plume | 6.10 x 9.33in | 18 - AND UP
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A timely follow-up to What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World

A timely follow-up to What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World

Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who’s pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they’ve done (and are still doing).

Get the lowdown on:
* Pfizer
* Halliburton
* Monsanto
* Oprah Winfrey
* WTO & IMF
* Wal-Mart
* Rupert Murdoch
* Al Qaeda

Filled with hard facts, global issues, and profiles of the heavy hitters, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World is essential reading for all Americans who want a handle on the movers and shakers behind the headlines.

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