Smells Like Dead Elephants

Smells Like Dead Elephants

Dispatches From A Rotting Empire

eBook - 2014
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Smells Like Dead Elephants is a brilliant collection from Matt Taibbi. Bringing together Taibbi's most incisive and hilarious work from his 'Road Work' column in Rolling Stone, Smells Like Dead Elephants shines an unflinching spotlight on the corruption, dishonesty, and sheer laziness of our leaders. Taibbi has plenty to say about George W. Bush, Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, and all the rest, but he doesn't just hit inside the Beltway. He gets involved in the action, infiltrating Senator Conrad Burns's birthday party under disguise as a lobbyist for a fictional oil firm that wants to drill in the Grand Canyon. He floats into apocalyptic post-Katrina New Orleans in a dinghy with Sean Penn. He goes to Iraq as an embedded reporter, where he witnesses the mind-boggling dysfunction of our occupation and spends three nights in Abu Ghraib prison. And he reports from two of the most bizarre and telling trials in recent memory: California v. Michael Jackson and the evolution-vs.-intelligent-design trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Equally funny and shocking, this is excellent work from one of our most entertaining writers.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9780802192110
0802192114
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Persnickety77
Nov 24, 2014

I love Taibbi's writing, but it is depressing. This book makes me want to vote every member of Congress out

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