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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

David Sirota takes over New Haven on 21st

(post bumped to top)
Mark the date!
On June 21st, author, political strategist and former Capitol Hill operative David Sirota will join Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont in New Haven at an event to promote Sirota’s bestselling controversial new book, “HOSTILE TAKEOVER: How Big Money & Corruption Conquered Our Government – And How We Take It Back” (Crown Publishers, pub date: 5/9/06). Sirota’s book is the first and only book in the aftermath of recent major scandals that aggressively tackles corruption — and both parties’ complicity in it. The book includes passages on Connecticut politicians like Sen. Joe Lieberman and Rep. Rosa DeLauro. As former Vice President Al Gore said of “Hostile Takeover”: “Every politically engaged citizen should read this book.” The event will be held at 7:00pm at Atticus Book Store at 1082 Chapel St. in downtown New Haven.

Pulling no punches and naming names in both parties, Sirota takes readers on a journey analyzing the darkest lies, myths, and half-truths perpetuated by Big Money interests and peddled by the most high-profile politicians. Sirota’s book was named a political bestseller by The Book Standard – the publishing industry’s leading newsletter. Sirota has appeared on, among others, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC to discuss the book, and will be the featured guest of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” on June 14th.


Using both wit and personal anecdote, Sirota expertly details how government today deliberately refuses to protect citizens from a soulless, greedy corporate oligarchy. Exposing Republicans and Democrats alike, Sirota shows how Big Money interests own our government and control the rhetoric that comes out of politicians’ mouths. The result is a grossly distorted political debate that hides the real solutions to America’s problems.