This may be 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, author of What Every American Should Know about the Rest of the World
(2003), sets out to expose the lurkers in the shadows of government who are pulling the strings worldwide. Political advisors, influential corporations, media moguls, retail empires, government agencies--the list is both long and unsettling. Rossi's premise is simple: there are people and organizations running the world from behind the scenes of government and commerce, and us ordinary folks would be wise to know who they are. Rossi doesn't pull any punches. For example, she calls George W. Bush a "true imbecile in the international department" and often refers to his administration as "this bunch." Her obvious ideological bias will result in challenges to her conclusions, but she marshals plenty of impressive source material. Rossi is doomed, perhaps, to the fate of preaching only to her choir, but she raises quite a ruckus. David PittCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Melissa Rossi is an award-winning veteran journalist who has penned articles for Newsweek
, MSNBC, The New York Observer
, and, until recently, wrote a regular column for National Geographic Traveler
. She has written extensively about Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has lived abroad for many years.