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5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint-hearted, 11 Jan. 2005
For more than 150 years there has curiously been only one notable, non-fiction book that convincingly (albeit incompletely) chronicles the history of human folly. That is Charles Mackay's classic work Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (1841). Now, finally, a worthy successor has come along. It is Stan Winer's no less extraordinary but rather more contemporary Between the Lies. Sadly, however, and in contrast to McKay's work, Between the Lies is unlikely to find a wide, general readership. That is because Winer's book is not for the faint hearted, and as TS Eliot once observed, "Mankind cannot bear too much reality." But for the select few who are unaffected by such concerns, Between the Lies offers rare insights into modern military history, and it is essential reading for those interested in the frequently disastrous consequences of media hype and political hocus-pocus. Conspiracy theorists, however, may be in for a disappointment. This book is not about conspiracy theory but about conspiracy fact. Read it, and the world around will never again seem quite the same.
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Between the Lies: Rise of the Media-military-industrial Complex
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by Stan Winer (Hardcover - Oct. 2004)
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