Fantastic book but for all the wrong reasons. It lays down the truth about everything from politicians, the media, war, etc. It is not too complex either, it just lays out the world as it is (as the title says!). The thing that is so hard to swallow is that the truth about this world we live in is so glaringly obvious and simple, yet most people are completely blind to it as a result of the mainstream media system which feeds us garbage 24/7. In my opinion people are also too distracted to do anything about it, which is mentioned in this book. I have already read into and researched many issues about what goes on today and I have formed my own decision without the help of politicians or the media. This book just solidifies my world view. Each chapter discusses small issues in each area i.e. politics, war, etc and are at most 5 or 6 pages. I have read Fisk's Great War for Civilisation and it was a lot harder to read than this, mainly because it spans so much time. This book is very relevent to today and current events.
Would recommend to anyone who has a hint of doubt about the integrity of our governments, our media and our way of life in general. BUT BE WARNED: it's great for the wrong reasons, the future is a scary thought.