By Robert F. Kennedy
Penguin Books, pb $28

In this powerful indictment of George W. Bush’s White House, environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., presents an impassioned, excoriating account of how Bush and big business are plundering the environment while taking corporate favoritism to unprecedented heights. He shows how, in a cabinet that boasts more CEOs than any in history, industry lobbyists wield unprecedented influence on policy; how the government has rolled back key environmental laws and suppressed reports on issues like global warming while covering up its true agenda with clever PR; and how everyone’s health and security worldwide are being sacrificed at the altar of profit.

Written in the belief that there’s another way, Crimes Against Nature powerfully makes the case for democracy against the corrosive effects of corporate corruption.