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Frontman: Bono Harry Browne

Frontman: Bono

Harry Browne

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ISBN : 9781306918367
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Celebrity philanthropy comes in many guises, but no single figure better encapsulates its delusions, pretensions and wrongheadedness than U2s iconic frontman, Bono--a fact neither sunglasses nor leather pants can hide. More than a mereMoreCelebrity philanthropy comes in many guises, but no single figure better encapsulates its delusions, pretensions and wrongheadedness than U2s 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 evade 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.