aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Posted by dav at 2005 June 25 05:45 PM
File under: FinishedReading

I was reading this one during my trip to Vietnam and Thailand last year: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth about Corporate Cons, Globalization, and High-Finance Fraudsters by Greg Palast. It made me so mad I almost didn't want to come back. It should be required reading for all citizens of the United States.

Greg Palast does a rare thing in these days: actual investigative journalism. He uses the same methods as private investigators to uncover the truth. And the truth is as ugly as you fear it is.

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