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Will change your view of the world.
on 12 September 2001
After reading some of John Pilgers articles on his website... I was persuaded get this book and as a result change my perception of World events. The USA and Great Britain in particular, self reputed homes of democracy and freedom have their true colours exposed by Pilger's tireless and thorough research, and documentation. If like me you haven't read Pilger or Noam Chomsky for example before, in reading this book you will in turns be aghast at the cruelty of our governments foreign policies, disgusted by the rhetoric politicians have spewed to "justify" their actions, but equally if not more importantly uplifted by true tales of the courage of many people around the world from Liverpool to East Timor who stand up for justice and human rights while governments turn their backs.
I feel like I've been sleeping before reading this book and I can't encourage people enough to read this and wake up to what our governments (Labour or Conservative, Republican or Democrat) are doing on our behalf around the world.