Fanatics & Fools by Arianna Huffington
The Game Plan for Winning Back America

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As America's leaders fight pre-emptive wars abroad and ordinary Americans fight to keep their heads above water here at home, Arianna Huffington offers a no-holds-barred account of where we stand and a clear and remarkable vision of where we should be headed.

Taking aim at the ruthless fanatics in the Bush White House and the feckless fools in the all-too-compliant Democratic opposition, the best-selling author of Pigs at the Trough paints a scathing picture of our contemporary political landscapepeopled with scoundrels and cowards, and awash in the constant and corrosive tow of dirty money.

But the book doesnt stop there. Over the course of her run for governor of California, Arianna Huffington learned that criticism and outrage are not enough. She lays out her game plan for winning back America from our not-so-compassionately-conservative president, now firmly and happily in the grip of right-wing radicals like Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and John Ashcroft. With the 2004 election fast approaching, Arianna Huffington sees fire in the ashes of the Democratic Party and reason for hope that this can be the year that the people finally take back control of their government and their country.

Fearless, funny, in full command of the facts, and ever passionate, Arianna Huffington offers not just a chapter-and-verse diagnosis of the fanaticism that drives the Bush White House but a bold vision of New Responsibility for rebuilding our broken democracy. If you want to know what you can do to restore America to the promise and moral greatness envisioned by our greatest leaders, from Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt to FDR and Bobby Kennedy, this book is required reading. These are big dreams, but, as Arianna argues, anything smaller guarantees the reelection of George Bush.

 

About Arianna Huffington

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Arianna Huffington was born on July 15, 1950, in Athens, Greece. At the age of 16, she moved to England, graduating from Cambridge University with an M.A. in Economics. She has been a noted columnist and reviewer for such magazines as Vogue and Cosmopolitan and is highly praised for her writings. She is now the director of the Center for New Black Leadership in Washington D.C. Huffington's books cover a wide range of topics. Her first book, The Female Woman, is a criticism of extremism in the feminist movement, detailing the shortcomings of the women's liberation movement. Her political involvement has made her a sought-after guest on talk shows; Huffington also hosted her own brief show, Critical Mass. She provided political coverage for Comedy Central for the 1996 election and has been working on a political satire show for that network. She has also written biographies of Maria Callas and Pablo Picasso that have become international bestsellers. Her book Third World America hit the New York Times best-seller list in September 2010.
 
Published January 1, 2004 by Hyperion. 384 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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