Hightower for President! That’s what you will be cheering once you’ve read Thieves in High Places, a fun and frightening and wise and witty and powerfully inspiring book that goes after politicians, corporations and government entities out to destroy the America we have all come to know and love. Nobody is immune in this book; not Republicans, not Democrats, not even those mindless fools who don’t vote at all. Jim Hightower is a man on a mission – to wake up the citizens of America and urge them to take back their country before it is too late.
Using tons of statistics, facts and documentation, Hightower, America’s most popular populist and author of “Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush,” spreads his message of democratic hope by showing us, the average Joes and Janes, just how our political and corporate leaders are ripping us off blind, getting us killed, stealing our incomes, putting us in danger, harming our environment and hurting our children’s futures. Then, in his usual gung-ho, infectious style, Hightower provides us with new hope and new ideas on how we can take our nation back from the purveyors of greed, war, and hatred.
Known all around the country as a powerhouse speaker with a big, Texas-sized personality, Hightower has been taking his message all over the country on barnstorming tours and via his best-selling books and popular newsletter, The Hightower Lowdown. In Thieves in High Places, he goes after Bush, Congress, the religious right, voting fraud, Wal-Mart and other corporate thieves like Martha Stewart and Ken Lay, and every other person, place or thing imaginable who has ripped off the American people and lied, cheated and/or stolen from the masses.
With humor, directness and empowering positivity, Hightower keeps us from getting too depressed and beaten down even as he tells us some pretty dreadful things about our country’s leadership and the literal corporate takeover of America. Never, though, does he allow us to lose hope, always reminding us that “We the People” still hold all the cards in this game called politics, and encouraging us with workable ideas and resources to remember that the power IS in our hands to change our country and bring true democracy back.
The subtitle of this book reads “They’ve Stolen Our Country and It’s Time to Take It Back,” and throughout this book, the reader is given plenty of ammo to do just that. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, green or purple, this book speaks to anyone who believes in the basic concepts of freedom, democracy and a government that is responsible and accountable TO THE PEOPLE, not the other way around. Anything less is just plain un-American.