Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745333465 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Murdoch's Politics: How One Man's Thirst For Wealth and Power Shapes our World

David McKnight

Murdoch's Politics: How One Man's Thirst For Wealth and Power Shapes our World

David McKnight

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745333465 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745333472 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is the most powerful media organisation in the world. Murdoch's commercial success is obvious, but less well understood is his successful pursuit of political goals, using News Corporation as his vehicle.

In Murdoch's Politics David McKnight tracks Murdoch's influence, from his support for Reagan and Thatcher, his deal with Tony Blair and attacks on Barack Obama. He examines the secretive corporate culture of News Corporation: its private political seminars for editors, its support for think tanks and its global campaigns on issues like Iraq and climate change.

Including analysis of the phone hacking crisis, possible bribery charges and Murdoch's appearance at the Leveson enquiry, this book is a highly topical study of one of the most influential and controversial figures of the modern age.

Contents

Introduction
1. Crusading Corporation
2. The Outsider
3. At the barricades of the Reagan Revolution
4. Gate crashing the British establishment
5. Orthodoxy in the blood
6. Outfoxing the liberals
7. The reign of the Sun King
8. The road to Baghdad
9. False dawn on climate change
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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