With her trademark passion, intelligence, and lacerating wit, Arianna Huffington describes how the American government was hijacked by a radical fringe of the Republican Party and tallies the damage it has done to the country since the election of George Bush in 2000 through the divisive McCain-Palin campaign of 2008. Right Is Wrong is a blistering account of how right-wing zealots have used fear and deception to promote policies that have given America a seemingly endless war in Iraq, a devastated economy, a health care system on life support, a war on science and reason, and an immoral embrace of torture.
A withering indictment of a dark chapter in American history, informed by hope for a brighter future, Right Is Wrong is an explosive and incisive work.
About the Author
Arianna Huffington is the cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of twelve books. She is also cohost of Left, Right & Center, public radio’s popular political roundtable program. In 2006, she was named to the Time 100, Time magazine’s list of the world’s one hundred most influential people. Originally from Greece, Huffington moved to England when she was sixteen and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. She lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters.
“Huffington has demonstrated a gladiatorial appetite for verbal combat. Her assessments of Bill Frist, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, campaign finance, the drug war, the war in Iraq—even at a time when questioning the war against terrorism wasn’t popular—have been unflinching.”
—The New Yorker
“Huffington deserves credit for cataloging the ways in which Bush...peddled fear to silence critics and build political support.”
—The New York Times Book Review