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5.0 out of 5 stars
Fearless outspoken worldclass investigative journalism, 21 April 2007
This was the first Pilger book I read. A friend gave me his copy who insisted I read it immediately. This was completely out of character for him and so I read it and haven't felt the same about the world since.
Pilger relentlessly fills the pages of this remarkable book with assertions that seem incredulous compared to our sanitised media coverage of the world. But what makes this undismissable is that he references almost every painful fact. Respectfully and uniquely treating his readership as peer reviewers of his work rather than accepting automatons.
Pilger's unveiling of some of the world's worst comtemporary injustices is a beacon of truth in the stormy world of political corruption, greed and mass manipulation. This sort of book takes both enormous effort as well as immense courage to publish and demands the attention of a far wider readership.
I have read most of the other reviews on this website and they all seem to have given this book the maximum 5 star rating. If you've come this far I respectively ask you how can you not read it now?