The writings, struggles, and triumphs of a political maverickThe highs and lows of the Bush administration from the vantage point of a political dissenter are revealed in this undaunted analysis of American government. Formerly an executive at a Fortune 500 company, Wayne Madsen quit his job and moved to Washington, DC, in 2000 to launch a journalistic, grassroots campaign that sought to cut through media hype and unveil the truth behind the politics. Selections of his writings are included, covering issues ranging from 9/11 and the Iraq war to the ousting of Bill Frist and Rick Santorum. As Madsen’s whistle-blowing became more pronounced, his financial support from sources within the capital dwindled. But as this riveting account shows, some battles can be fought even on a shoestring budget.
Reviews“Wayne Madsen divulges far more about those running the world to ruin than a dozen prize-winning journalists combined.” —Len Bracken, author, The Shadow Government: 9-11 and State Terror
“Wayne Madsen scares the hell out of the Military-Industrial-Mendacity Complex— they have no weapon against the truths he hurls at them. A journalistic David against the Goliath of Washington officialdom, Madsen always hits the bull’s-eye by bringing the little-known or well-hidden facts to the big issues—terror, war, and bulging budgets—that are normally clouded by official flimflam, media flummery and public relations fluff. Madsen, who comes from inside the U.S. intelligence apparatus, writes with a unique combination of insider’s knowledge with outsider’s skepticism and a well-earned sense of outrage.” —Greg Palast, author, Armed Madhouse: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War
“Wayne Madsen is as well connected to the U.S. intelligence community as any Washington journalist, and few are better at connecting the dots and raising disturbing questions. He has done so brilliantly in Jaded Tasks. This book takes the troubling events of the Bush era, presented disjointedly by the corporate news media, and melds them into a coherent narrative that illuminates the global strategy of the Neo Con revolution. Confused after watching or reading the news? Put down the paper, shut off the TV, and read this book.” —Joe Lauria, freelance journalist
Author BiographyWayne Madsen is an investigative journalist and syndicated columnist whose articles have appeared in The Miami Herald and The Village Voice. He is the author of Covert Operations in Africa 1993–1999, The Handbook of Personal Data Protection, and Jaded Tasks. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.