Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Matt Taibbi
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the career of Matt Taibbi and the critical reception of the book. To what writers was Taibbi associated in regard to his style and themes?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the political career of Sarah Palin. What does the author assert of Palin's capabilities as a politician?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the political career of Richard Nixon and the 1968 Presidential election. What strategies were in place for Nixon?

Essay Topic 4

Compare and contrast the strategies of the Nixon campaign with those of the Tea Party. How did Palin's approach relate to Nixon's?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the growth and philosophies of the Tea Party movement. What fundamental problems does the author see in the approach and methods of the Tea Party?

Essay Topic 6

Discuss CNBC economic analyst Rick Santelli and his response to Obama's plan to prevent foreclosures. What are other comments Santelli has made against the administration?

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