"I Had to Leave the Country"An Interview with Greg Palast
Q&A with Greg Palast
By Michael Causey, Washington Independent Writers President (http://www.washwriter.org)
By fans he’s been called “a cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes.” He’s been called a lot worse by opponents. But muckraking journalist, author and TV reporter Greg Palast wouldn’t have it any other way. His new book, ARMED MADHOUSE: Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats Bush Sinks, the Scheme to Steal ’08, No Child’s Behind Left and other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War, is a recent New York Times bestseller. Palast swapped e-mails with WIW in early October to discuss a wide range of issues including why he had to leave the U.S. to get published and what motivates him to keep at it.