The Front Man

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The Front Man: Bono (In The Name Of Power)
Author Harry Browne
Country Ireland
Language English
Subject Politics
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Verso Books
Publication date
Media type Print

The Front Man: Bono (In The Name Of Power) is a book by Dublin-based Irish-American journalist Harry Browne about Bono, lead singer of the Irish band U2. In it, he criticises the singer's support for global capitalism and US militarism.[1][2][3] Browne contends that Bono has "turned his attention to a planet of savage injustice, inequality and exploitation, and [...] in some ways, helped make it worse."[4] The book examines Bono's role in Irish investments before the Irish financial crisis, his promotion of neoliberalism in Africa, his multinational business interests, and his association with controversial figures such as George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Paul Wolfowitz and Jeffrey Sachs.[5]


  1. ^ Eagleton, Terry (2013-06-26). "The Frontman: Bono (In The Name of Power)". Book reviews (The Guardian). Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  2. ^ "Bono: “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me”". CounterPunch. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ Egan, Eugene (2013-12-30). "The Front Man: Bono (In the Name of Power)". Ceasefire Magazine. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  4. ^ Elliott Prasse-Freeman (2013-09-14). "Cui Bono? On Harry Browne's "The Frontman"". Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Bono the frontman Harry Browne MARXISM 2013". YouTube. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-02-03.