Armed Madhouse: Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, by Greg Palast

By Greg Palast

The “top journalist in the USA and the funniest” (Randi Rhodes, Air America), takes his past New York Times bestseller a step extra with sizzling undercover dispatches— placing out the soiled underpants of the “armed and unsafe clowns that rule us.”

A White apartment spokesman stated, “We hate that sonovabitch.” They’re now not on my own: From company suites to Osama’s cave, they worry what Britain’s Guardian calls “investigations up there with Woodward and Bernstein—and much funnier.” yet Greg Palast’s enthusiast following (nearly million readers of his net column) has made him “a cult fave between progressives” (Village Voice) who can’t look forward to his subsequent free up.
Palast’s old-style gum-shoe detective paintings to dig out the information at the warfare on Terror, greed- dripping schemes to grab little countries with plenty of oil, the hidden application to thieve the 2008 election, and the media biases that retain it unreported are the beef and bones of this BBC tv reporter’s new booklet. Armed Madhouse is illustrated with dozens of records marked “secret” and “confidential” that experience walked out of dossier cupboards and fallen into Palast’s palms.
You won’t locate Palast in The ny Times (except its bestseller list), yet you are going to learn his experiences at the preferred sites around the world, listen him frequently on Air America and the Pacifica radio networks, and notice his tales reappearing because the foundation for Eminem’s hit video “Mosh,” Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, and sampled by means of a dozen of today’s most sensible platinum rock artists. BACKCOVER: “The maximum investigative journalist in America.”

“The form of investigative reporter you don’t see anymore—a pass among Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.”

“Courageous reporting.”

“Upsets all of the correct people!”

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Natural rights” in the plural? It would be difficult to dictate positive laws by relying on such a multiplicity. How could we inflame minds for the classic debate over the respective roles of genetics and the environment if we set out to compare the influence of “natures” and cultures? How could we curb the enthusiasm of an industry if we said that it must protect “natures”? How could we use the force of Science for leverage if we were talking about sciences of “natures”? If we said that “the laws of natures” must curb the pride of human laws?

This type of matters of fact still constitutes a large part of the population of the ordinary world in which we live. 21 They are of an entirely different character from the earlier ones; this explains why we talk about a crisis every time they emerge. Unlike their predecessors, they have no clear boundaries, no well-defined essences, no sharp separation between their own hard kernel and their environment. It is because of this feature that they take on the aspect of tangled beings, forming rhizomes and networks.

Now that we have left the myth of the Cave behind and are no longer intimidated by the appeal to nature, we are going to be able to sort out what is traditional in political ecology and what is new, what extends the lowly epistemology police and what invents the political epistemology* of the future. We need not wait to find out. The literature on political ecology, read from this perspective, remains very disappointing. —to the nature-centrism of the ecologists, as if, from the very beginning of Western culture, starting with the original myth of the fall into the Cave, no one had ever thought about anything but forming public life around two centers, of which nature was one.

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