Fanatics and Fools: How the American People Are Being Hoodwinked by Their Leaders
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Fanatics and Fools: How the American People Are Being Hoodwinked by Their Leaders

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New York Times bestselling author Ariana Huffington takes another sweeping look at how right wing zealots have taken charge of the Republican Party and the government--and the American leadership who let it happen. Huffington reveals everything we need to know about the dirty game of Washington politics, asking key questions such as how did self-righteous Republicans gain...more
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Published April 26th 2004 by HighBridge Company (first published April 14th 2004)
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Will Byrnes
The book is divided into four parts. The first, and least of them is called “the Fanatics.” There is not a lot here that I have not seen elsewhere. Better is Part 2, “A Bush Republican Takes California.” Needless to say this is about how Arnold mimics the Bush form of trying to appear nice while all the while targeting the weakest members of society for cutbacks. Part 3, The Fools, is about the flawed Democratic response to the Republican campaign machine. Strongest perhaps is part 4, The Other...more
Hai Quan
There is a well known facts about the relationship among Dick Cheney, Halliburton and Iraq war.Almost everyone knew it.However Huffington gave you a detailed description of this evil connection of Dick Cheney , the one who was a major decision maker in invading Iraq but also a CEO of Halliburton who had contracts to rebuild this country after the destruction of this country from this invasion.

Huffington did not tell it outright but one can easily see the whole picture of this Satan of a man who...more
It's been a while since I read this one, but according to my LiveJournal (which has a far better memory than I do), here's the gist of what I thought: Funny, informative, and bipartisan. Plus, I can finally say I've read something by a Republican - Well, a former Republican, anyway. (Ms. Huffington seems to have some farfetched idea that the right wing may have gone off its collective rocker just a tad - imagine that.) One hell of a slow read, though.
Excellent. Arianna has a great ability to give reasoned (and well-researched) arguments to support her positions.
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Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national repor...more
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