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The book seemed to go on and on without really saying anything new. Unashamedly anti-rightwing, this is an eye-opening account of what is going on in the US and Michael Moore’s proposals for fixing things. But only if it doesn’t cut into his moviemaking–that’s too big a price qn pay.

Stories from My Life The author approaches life with his characteristic humor and sarcasm, but some of his rants fall short of the mark in this particular book. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Moore’s politics are rabidly liberal, populist, and anti-big business–about what you’d expect from the former editor of Mother Jones. To my wife, Kathleen, and my daughter, Natalie I didn’t mind this book.

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References to this work on external resources. Your use of the site and services is subject to these thiss and terms. New York Times bestseller Nonfiction, Good agitprop, classic Moore. This article about a downsie on business is a stub. Michael Moore lambasts corporate giants, politicians, the media and everyone else who has made life tougher for working-class Americans.


The book is part of Moore’s ongoing campaign for increased corporate accountability. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.

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Downsize This! Random Threats From an Unarmed American

Views Read Edit View history. I suppose he wouldn’t have had a page book if he did that though, it would only be pages long Moore is at his best as a prankster, whether it’s trying to see if Pat Buchanan will take a campaign donation inarmed the John Wayne Gacy Fan Club yes or whether he can have Bob Dornan committed to an insane asylum based on his bizarre behavior fron, but it was close.

The book is a look at the state of business and industry in the United States and the power they hold over the U. OK, Michael, we get it! I guess the issue I take with this book is that he makes his point, then spends the next pages beating you over the head with it. For this reason alone, Downsize This is worth reading. No current Talk conversations about this book. Moore refers to corporations receiving government tax breaks as “corporate welfare mothers “.

Downsize This could have become out of date very quickly had everything Moore suggested been implemented. Maybe this is why by the end of it he did away from corporate America theme and starts talking about the O. While this restricts his audience to Americans on the left side of the aisle, for them Downsize This! You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.


In particular the book criticizes corporations who care more for shareholders than the safety and wellbeing of the communities who work for them. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. And yet another chapter where Moore details his unsuccessful endeavors to have State Representative from the 46th District of California, Bob Dornaninvoluntarily committed for psychiatric evaluation.

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Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Become a LibraryThing Author. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. I’ve seen his movies, I knew going into it that I wasn’t exactly going to be reading a praising commentary on the Republican party. Pages to import images to Wikidata All froom articles. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 1, 7 7, 3. Add to Your books. I thought some of his ideas were well founded, and could at least could inspire some spirited discussions.