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The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power) par [Browne, Harry]
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“I genuinely see myself as a traveling salesman. I think that’s what I do. I sell songs door-to-door on tour. I sell ideas like debt relief, and like all salesmen, I'm a bit of an opportunist and I see Africa as great opportunity.”—Bono

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Scathing and hilarious takedown of a frontman for the rich and powerful.

Celebrity philanthropy comes in many guises, but no single figure better encapsulates its delusions, pretensions and wrongheadedness than U2’s iconic frontman, Bono—a fact neither sunglasses nor leather pants can hide. More than a mere philanthropist—indeed, he lags behind many of his peers when it comes to parting with his own money—Bono is better described as an advocate, one who has become an unwitting symbol of a complacent wealthy Western elite.

The Frontman reveals how Bono moved his investments to Amsterdam to avoid Irish taxes; his paternalistic and often bullying advocacy of neoliberal solutions in Africa; his multinational business interests; and his hobnobbing with Paul Wolfowitz and shock-doctrine economist Jeffrey Sachs. Carefully dissecting the rhetoric and actions of Bono the political operator, The Frontman shows him to be an ambassador for imperial exploitation, a man who has turned his attention to a world of savage injustice, inequality and exploitation—and helped make it worse.

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Enfin un journaliste avec assez de courage et ce qu'il faut dans le pantalon pour révéler la vérité !

Prenant sagement de la distance avec les théories conspirationnistes, Harry Browne fait toutefois le point avec précision sur l'engagement politico-économique de Bono, permettant à tous ceux qui se sentent concernés de réaliser que cet engagement se relie à un agenda néo-fasciste totalitaire.

Ce que manque l'auteur toutefois, comme malheureusement la plupart des intéressés, est de réaliser que U2 – dont le nom provient du premier avion espion issu de la fameuse Zone 51 – est relié au pouvoir occulte depuis le début, et fait partie d'une conspiration de dimension véritablement cosmique… Si vous croyez au monde spirituel, alors vous ne devez pas commodément faire abstraction des forces démoniaques, lesquelles se mêlent des affaires humaines à travers les intermédiaires qu'ils contrôlent.

Si vous ne les connaissez pas, reportez-vous aux textes Gnostiques Chrétiens (les Évangiles apocryphes censurés par le Vatican) et au Livre d'Hénoch pour trouver des références aux Archontes non humains contrôlant notre monde et aux Anges déchus semant le chaos sur la Terre, asservissant l'Humanité en les enfermant dans une prison démiurgique perverse, les gardant éloignés de la source divine.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Who Bono really serves 18 décembre 2014
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Another great book in what's turning out to be a great series. The truth isn't always popular but I applaud Harry Browne and Counterblasts for putting this out there. Bono's reputation as an advocate for the poor is undeserved to say the least and this book lays out why and reveals how Bono is actually advocate for the elite global power establishment. I suspect those who have given this book poor reviews are not people who have studied the problems of global poverty and don't understand that Bono's friends and allies are the very ones who maintain and profit off of poverty. Another great book in this series is Jeffrey Sachs: The Strange Case of Dr. Shock and Mr. Aid.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This is a good book, but it's going to depend on what ... 1 décembre 2014
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This is a good book, but it's going to depend on what you think is going on in the world as to whether or not you are going to like it. If you think that everything's ok, that the worlds rich know what's going on, and are doing their best for us all, and you like some U2 - then you will hate this book.

If however, regardless of what you may have once thought about Bono, you think that there might be some structural problems in our world thanks to the people at the top - then you will love this book, have a great laugh at Bono, but also be disappointed and confused as to how your teenage idle ended up on another planet.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Wow 27 décembre 2014
Par anthony - Publié sur
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This completely confirms for me what a corporate tool an blowhard. bono is. A must read for sure u2 fan or not.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Speaking Truth to Power: Powerful! 20 juin 2013
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As someone who owns more than a few U2 records, I bought this book on Amazon, read and enjoyed it -- and so could not disagree more with Anthony and the couple other cranky critics here.

First off, I went back to the book: the very first chapter says that the kid-dying-when-Bono-claps story is an "apocryphal" one, which, uh, means that a dictionary -- rather than the internet -- tells you the story is NOT true. Just saw a piece in The Guardian that quotes the -same- untrue story, because it's a bit funny!

And so I think folks need to lighten up, recognize that good humor may be the best way to take in new and fair criticism of a man whose music you and I really love. Should that music really exempt Bono from criticism about anything else he does? I found a pretty even-handed and exceptionally researched review of Bono's politics and public statements, which for the first time that I have read anywhere, suggest that he has done more damage than good during his forays into economic and foreign policy. You may not agree with those arguments, but I found the evidence pretty striking -- and I had not read it brought together anywhere before.

As for being "anti-American," I don't get that at all: is that because of the cover photo? Hey, Bono was the one who posed with George W. Bush, offering him political cover on Africa and AIDS policy during the run-up to the Iraq War. And while calling attention to the fact that Bono may have been used by Bush and Co. for political cover, the book actually gives Bono a lot of fair credit for what he has actually done around AIDS in Africa.

I think anyone should have the right to publicly question the disastrous foreign policy decisions of the last decade, ones that Bono has implicitly and explicitly supported. It's an eye-opening book and I recommend my fellow fans doing more than a cursory read of the first chapter.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An Important Book In One's Assessment of Modern Capitalism 5 juillet 2014
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I found this book to be a very informative, well-written, fact-based analysis of the Bono Corporate Machine and all its moving parts. After reading this book very carefully, I understand completely why it only has three stars on The kind of Christian idealism and "techno-optimism" espoused by Bono's most avid fans is the exact sentiment necessary to live life in a bubble where rich white Westerners (and their supporters) are "changing the world" and "saving the terrible beauty of Africa" from itself.

Meanwhile, political figures from both sides of the aisle are able to cash in on the brazen images of celebrity philanthro-capitalists like Bono. This book skewers the One Campaign, DATA, and (red) - most importantly by giving the actual numbers of how little money goes to its purported causes (and how much of it goes to paying the salaries of its many high-profile celebrity and political contributors. Harry Browne points to the many shell-corporations of U2, their ineptitude, and how they go about loaning money back and forth to one another for various unspecified reasons. I found the tax evasion exercises of U2 particularly convoluted and eye-opening. While I will not demonize the band for this (no one loves paying more taxes, after all), it is intriguing indeed how much money is wasted in the name of pop music under the guise of saving the world. If I were naive enough to fall for the lights and glitter of U2 as I once was, I'd probably have a much more positive worldview. There hasn't been a great U2 album since Achtung Baby and really, can anyone listen to "Mysterious Ways" or "One" anymore without gagging on the schmaltz?

As it stands, all I can hear is The Edge from that Jack White documentary ("It Might Get Loud") displaying what his guitar sounds like without all those expensive echo effects:

Like a couple of tight-lipped notes, going nowhere, sounding like nothing close to interesting, reverberating in the vast nothingness that has become the most-loved rock band since the Rolling Stones...
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