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The Frontman: Bono (In The Name Of Power)

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The Frontman: Bono (In The Name Of Power)

Scathing and hilarious takedown of a frontman for the rich and powerful.

Celebrity philanthropy comes in many guises, but no single figure better encapsulates its delusions, pretensions and wrongheadedness than U2's iconic frontman, Bono - a fact neither sunglasses nor leather pants can hide. More than a mere philanthropist - indeed, he lags behind many of his peers when it comes to parting with his own money - Bono is better described as an advocate, one who has become an unwitting symbol of a complacent wealthy Western elite. The Frontman reveals how Bono moved his investments to Amsterdam to avoid Irish taxes; his paternalistic and often bullying advocacy of neoliberal solutions in Africa; his multinational business interests; and his hobnobbing with Paul Wolfowitz and shock-doctrine economist Jeffrey Sachs. Carefully dissecting the rhetoric and actions of Bono the political operator, The Frontman shows him to be an ambassador for imperial exploitation, a man who has turned his attention to a world of savage injustice, inequality and exploitation and helped make it worse.


176 pages

Mídia Livros     Book
Lançado Storbritannien, May 30, 2013
ISBN13 9781781680827
Editoras VERSO BOOKS 9781781680827
Genre Rock
Páginas 176
Dimensões 130 × 196 × 14 mm   ·   218 g
Idioma English  

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