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Without Compromise

Without Compromise

The Brave Journalism that First Exposed Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and the American Epidemic of Corruption

A collection of groundbreaking investigations by Wayne Barrett, the intrepid, muckraking Village Voice journalist who exposed corruption in New York City and beyond.

With piercing moral clarity and exacting rigor, Wayne Barrett tracked political corruption in the pages of the Village Voice fact by fact, document by document for 40 years. The first to report on the scams and crooked deals that fueled the rise of Donald Trump in 1979, Barrett went on to expose the shady dealings of small-time slum lords and powerful New York City politicians alike, from Ed Koch to Rudy Giuliani to Michael Bloomberg.

Without Compromise is the first anthology of Barrett’s investigative work, accompanied by essays from colleagues and those he trained. In an age of lies, fog, and propaganda, when the profession of journalism is degraded by the White House and the industry is under financial threat, Barrett reminds us that facts, when clearly accumulated, are our best defense of democracy.

Featuring essays by:
Joe Conason
Kim Phillips-Fein
Errol Louis
Gerson Borrero
Tom Robbins
Tracie McMillan
Peter Noel
Adam Fifield
Jarrett Murphy
Andrea Bernstein
Jennifer Gonnerman
Mac Barrett
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Genre: Nonfiction / Political Science / Essays

On Sale: September 22nd 2020

Price: $12.99 / $16.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 368

ISBN-13: 9781541756809

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Reader Reviews


"As Donald Trump rose to power no journalist busted him earlier or better than the late investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, whose indispensable work is gathered in Without Compromise. Barrett's pieces provide an x-ray into Trump's soul, and into the civic corruption that fueled his rise. These stories are essential reading, alive with fresh insights and information illuminating today's politics, and remind us that rigorous journalism is still democracy's best defense."—Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money
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