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Dude, where's my country?
Moore, Michael, 1954 April 23-
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Warner Books, [2003]

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xiv, 249 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references.
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The man who slithered into the White House on tracks greased by his daddy's oil buddies is one of many targets in Mike's blistering follow-up to his smash #1 hit Stupid White Men, the biggest-selling nonfiction book of the year. Now no one's safe: corporate barons who have bilked millions out of their employees' lifetime savings and legislators who have stripped away our civil liberties in the name of "homeland security."

Author Notes

Michael Francis Moore was born April 23, 1954 in Flint Michigan. After dropping out of the University of Michigan following his freshman year (where he wrote for the student newspaper The Michigan Times), Moore worked at the local Buick plant. At 22 he founded the alternative weekly magazine The Flint Voice, which soon changed its name to The Michigan Voice as it grew to cover the entire state. In 1986, when Moore became the editor of Mother Jones, a liberal political magazine, he moved to California and The Michigan Voice was shut down. Moore has been active in promoting his political views. Moore was a high-profile guest at both the 2004 Democratic National Convention and the 2004 Republican National Convention. He has directed and produced several documentaries such as Roger and Me, The Big One, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Capitalism: A Love Story. Between 1994 and 1995, he directed and hosted the BBC television series TV Nation, which followed the format of news magazine shows but covered topics they avoid. His other major series was The Awful Truth, which satirized actions by big corporations and politicians. In 1999 Moore won the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award in Arts and Entertainment, for being the executive producer and host of The Awful Truth, where he was also described as "muckraker, author and documentary filmmaker".

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Reviews 3

Booklist Review

The writings of the reenergized Left kicked into overdrive with Moore's Stupid White Men (2002). Always given to ranting, Moore at times gets dangerously close to Ann Coulter territory with this one. Like her, he's angry (for the opposite reasons, of course); he has some big ideas (perhaps the Saudis were behind 9/11); and he doesn't always get his facts completely straight (there are Poles stationed in Iraq). Unlike Coulter, however, Moore can be quite funny while pushing his agenda. In an opening salvo, he asks the president seven questions, including several about the relationship between the Bushes and the bin Laden family; he goes on to question the reasons for the war in Iraq, show how corporate malfeasance can be as devastating to the country as terror (he invites readers to his Web site to help him spend his tax cut), makes a strong case for America being more liberal than it seems, and begs Oprah to run for president. (If she declines, he suggests voting for Wesley Clark.) Least funny is the chapter where Moore adopts the voice of God. He makes his strongest points when he explains how incessant warnings about terror ruin lives, not save them. As is the case with Coulter, the fans will make this a best-seller, and those on the other side will enjoy attacking both book and author. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2003 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Flush from the success of Stupid White Men and an Academy Award for best documentary, Moore continues his rhetorical assault on the Bush administration. The book shares much with Al Franken's Lies besides liberal sentiment and satirical tone; not only do both authors rely on the hoary device of having God tell them He doesn't support the president, but they each claim to pack their carry-on luggage with baseballs to bean would-be hijackers. But where Franken attacks individual conservatives, Moore focuses on issues. His first chapter is a series of unsettlingly specific questions (based on rigorously footnoted facts) about the political and financial ties among Bush, the Saudi Arabian government and Osama bin Laden's family, though he leaps from the facts to speculation when he wonders whether the September 11 attacks might have been hatched within the Saudi military. Other chapters attack the public's susceptibility to what he casts as the fear-mongering tactics the administration has used to justify foreign military interventions and, he says, the erosion of domestic civil liberties, and he lays plans for a Democratic victory in 2004: in addition to a half-serious nomination of Oprah, he offers a prescient, reasoned and highly favorable evaluation of Wesley Clark as a candidate. Moore's arguments work best when delivered mostly straight, since he isn't always as funny as he seems to think he is. Straightforward propositions leavened with humor, like a guide to talking to conservative relatives, work fine, while efforts at flat-out farce ring hollow. But expect liberals to once again eagerly support one of their most prominent spokesmen by checking this out at the cash register. (Oct. 7) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Moore, author of the best-selling Stupid White Men and the 2002 Oscar-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine, once again has the courage to question the powers that be-and starts at the top with George Bush. Moore has seven questions for the President, questions about Bush family ties to the bin Ladens and the Saudi royal family. The author keeps the listener's attention as he documents other lies that have been presented to the American public: from Iraqi nuclear weapons to Iraqi ties to al Qaeda. He also points out some facts that the current administration would rather not let the public know, e.g., the sale of biological agents to Iraq by the United States between 1985 and 1990. In a country in the stranglehold of the USA PATRIOT Act, this book offers a lighthouse of hope. D. David Morin's clear and distinct reading allows Moore's words to sing off the page. Moore has sounded a wake-up call for the 2004 elections and the future of a free America. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
1 7 Questions for George of Arabiap. 1
2 Home of the Whopperp. 41
3 Oil's Well That Ends Wellp. 85
4 The United States of BOO!p. 95
5 How to Stop Terrorism? Stop Being Terrorists!p. 119
6 Jesus W. Christp. 129
7 Horatio Alger Must Diep. 137
8 Woo Hoo! I Got Me a Tax Cut!p. 157
9 A Liberal Paradisep. 165
10 How to Talk to Your Conservative Brother-in-Lawp. 183
11 Bush Removal and Other Spring Cleaning Choresp. 203
Notes and Sourcesp. 219
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
About the Authorp. 251