"A book that could show any political speaker how to forge a compelling narrative." -- Washington Monthly
"Hostile Takeover argues persuasively that the two parties have teamed up to permit . . . 'Big Money' to manipulate the political system." -- Dallas Morning News
"If you're angry about the way that corporatism is destroying America then you should rush out and buy Hostile Takeover." -- Philadelphia Daily News
"Remarkable and irrefutable insights...[Sirota] represents the battle for the soul of the Democratic party." -- Buzzflash
"Sirota is the kind of pundit you'd like to have on your side in a knife fight." -- The American Prospect
From the Back Cover
PRAISE FOR HOSTILE TAKEOVER
"Hostile Takeover makes a strong case that American democracy is under attack. Every politically engaged citizen who wants to know what challenges we face and how we can rebuild our country's democracy should read this book." Al Gore, former vice president of the United States
"Here are the horrifying facts about how our government works todayand for whom it worksdelivered in a tone of outrage that is not only merited but appropriate. Read it and scream." Thomas Frank, author of What's the Matter with Kansas?
"David Sirota is a genuine American hero: he speaks the truthforcefully, courageously, straightforwardly, with no apologies, and with thorough documentation. This book is an invaluable guide to how the hostile takeover of our government affects you, and what you can do about it." George Lakoff, author of Don't Think of an Elephant!
"A blunt, two-fisted attack that pulls back the covers on the cozy canoodling between corporations and our government. Sirota ferociously indicts politicians of both political parties for their shameless peddling of corporate PR." Arianna Huffington, author of Pigs at the Trough
"A precious handbook for citizens living in the country of anger and disgust. Read it and you will no longer feel powerless. You may begin to believe it's possible for the people to reclaim their democracy. You may even decide to join the fight." William Greider, author of Who Will Tell the People and national affairs correspondent for The Nation "Hostile Takeover is not for the Powers That Be, but for the Powers that Ought To Bethe ordinary grassroots people of our country. Use this book as a lesson plan and action plan for taking our government back." Jim Hightower, author of Thieves in High Places