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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters
1.  The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters by Greg Tobin
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  "A fine read. For those that haven't heard of Palast before, they should take note. A man that really doesn't know when to stop digging up secrets."
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Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World
2.  Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World by Eric Schlosser
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  "A thorough analysis of what's really underneath the fast food industry."
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Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain
3.  Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain by George Monbiot
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  "Thoughful exposé in to New Labour, corporations, and their effects on the UK."
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The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy
4.  The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy by Noreena Hertz
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  "Interesting thesis, looking at globalisation in terms of the big picture. Frightening reading for many."
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5.  No Logo by Naomi Klein
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  "Becoming one of the classic anti-globalisation texts. Expert deconstruction of 'the brand' and what it is doing to us, by Klein."
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Things Can Only Get Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter, 1979-1997
6.  Things Can Only Get Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter, 1979-1997 by John O'Farrell
The list author says:
  "For anyone with experience of the labour movement, they'll empathise with O'Farrell. A read with some real funny moments."
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How Did This Happen?: Terrorism and the New War (PublicAffairs reports)
7.  How Did This Happen?: Terrorism and the New War (PublicAffairs reports) by James F., Jr. Hoge
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  "A careful analysis of the Sept. 11th disaster. Comprised of separate chapters, looking in to different aspects, e.g. links between the attackers and Saudia Arabia; who knew what when"
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Amerika Psycho: Behind Uncle Sam's Mask of Sanity
8.  Amerika Psycho: Behind Uncle Sam's Mask of Sanity by Richard Neville
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  "A good read from Neville, with an insightful analysis of not just an emerging imperial American power, but also questioning of more social/cultural issues, eg the breakdown of relationships in society"
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Blowback
9.  Blowback by Professor Chalmers Johnson
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  "A favourite of mine. Details and explores the notion of 'actions and consequences', in terms of US power, eg. supporting the Taliban and the events of Sept. 11th."
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Stupid White Men: ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
10.  Stupid White Men: ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! by Michael Moore
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  "Now well established critique of the US administration, in particular G.W. Bush. Manic, is the word."
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Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Globalization Debate
11.  Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Globalization Debate by Naomi Klein
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  "Different approach this time from Klein. More of a journal of her activity of a period of time; the demos she went on; the people she encountered."
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The Political Animal: An Anatomy
12.  The Political Animal: An Anatomy by Jeremy Paxman
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  "A good attempt at delving in to the make-up of those who engage themselves in political activity, of whatever kind."
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Reasons to Be Cheerful: from Punk to New Labour Through the Eyes of a Dedicated Troublemaker
13.  Reasons to Be Cheerful: from Punk to New Labour Through the Eyes of a Dedicated Troublemaker by Mark Steel
The list author says:
  "Similar to 'Things Can Only Get Better', only from a more Marxist perspective. Not as many laughs, but still worth a read."
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Downsize This (Pan paperback)
14.  Downsize This (Pan paperback) by Michael Moore
The list author says:
  "Another enjoyable rant from Michael Moore. Cutting through the political jargon in his usual style."
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Why Do People Hate America?
15.  Why Do People Hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar
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  "A mixed bag really . Some usefull insights in a confused thesis. It highlights the inability of many Americans to recognise feelings resentment towards their culture and values held by many."
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