Cuckooland: Where the Rich Own the Truth

Author:   Tom Burgis
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN:  

9780008564742


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   29 February 2024
Format:   Hardback
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'URGENT AND CAUSTICALLY FUNNY… IF ORWELL WERE WITH US TODAY, HE'D BE WRITING BOOKS LIKE THIS' PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE 'BREATH-TAKING AND JAW-DROPPING' PETER FRANKOPAN 'A TRUE-LIFE THRILLER' ANNE APPLEBAUM From the bestselling author of Kleptopia comes a true story about Cuckooland – a world where the rich can buy everything – including the truth. Everywhere, the powerful are making a renewed claim to the greatest prize of all: to own the truth. The power to choose what you want reality to be and impose that reality on the world. For three years, Tom Burgis followed a lead that took him deeper and deeper into Cuckooland – the place where the rich own the truth. The trail snaked from the Kremlin to Kathmandu, Stockholm to the Steppe, from a blood-soaked town square in Uzbekistan to a royal retreat in Scotland. Burgis hunted down oligarchs, developed secret sources and traced vast sums of money flowing between multinational corporations, ex-Soviet dictators and the west’s ruling elites. And he found one man who wanted the power to bend reality to his will. This book tells an astonishing story: a tale of secrets and lies that reveals how fragile that truth can be. Whether it’s in Kazakh torture chambers or the UK’s High Court, the lords of Cuckooland are seizing control of the truth. They decree what stories may be told about war and money and power, what we are permitted to know – and more importantly, what we are not. From the bestselling author of Kleptopia, Cuckooland is a deeply reported work of non-fiction that reads like a thriller. It is a story of how globalisation and technological revolution have combined to imperil the foundation of free societies: that the truth belongs to the many, not the few.

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Author:   Tom Burgis
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:   William Collins
Dimensions:   Width: 14.10cm , Height: 3.60cm , Length: 22.20cm
Weight:   0.420kg
ISBN:  

9780008564742


ISBN 10:   0008564744
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   29 February 2024
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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EARLY PRAISE FOR CUCKOOLAND ‘Burgis’s book is a work of gripping, page-turning genius that deftly explains exactly how the super-rich have bought up our democracies and sought to hijack the truth by imposing their own versions of reality, engaging in lawfare to censor anyone who might challenge them. Oligarchs will read this book and weep at how their hollow tactics have been exposed’ Catherine Belton, bestselling and prize-winning author of Putin’s People PRAISE FOR BURGIS’ PREVIOUS BOOK KLEPTOPIA A Sunday Times bestseller ‘A ghastly and very important story’ Guardian ‘A meticulously reported piece of investigative journalism written in the style of a fast-paced thriller … Gripping … Kleptopia is not a far away republic in central Asia; it is all around us’ The Times ‘I don’t do book reviews. But I am reading Kleptopia very slowly as I have to keep picking my jaw up off the floor … Fascinating. Terrifying’ Paul Lewis ‘A must-read for anyone wanting to better understand what has already happened here in America and what lies ahead if Trump is reelected in November … A magisterial account of the money and violence behind the world’s most powerful dictatorships … Meticulously reported’ Washington Post ‘The architects of our national security would do well to bring to their meetings a well-thumbed copy … It unpicks the filthy flipside of globalisation … Incendiary’ Edward Lucas, The Times ‘Does the job brilliantly … with a hero straight out of a John le Carré novel … Wonderfully if grimly entertaining’ Economist


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Tom Burgis won a fellowship at the Financial Times in 2006, and has worked on the paper ever since. He has reported from London, Brussels, South America and Africa, writing on the privation and conflict that accompanies the resource trade.His work has appeared in the Telegraph, the Independent, the Observer, the New Statesman, the Big Issue and Open Democracy, and in 2010 he was shortlisted for ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ at the British Press Awards.

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