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Far from unbiased journalism,
This review is from: Deception: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today (Kindle Edition)This book had some interesting history, but I found its tone off-putting, particularly the attitude that the author takes towards Russia - it felt at times like the whole book was an attempt to persuade policymakers to take a hard anti-Russian stance. Which as an average reader, I found annoying and irrelevant to me. There was some good stuff in here, but I'd prefer to read history as history, not as propaganda.
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Initial post: 5 Aug 2012 14:35:28 BDT
Brian Lait says:
But in a sense it is propaganda. Edward Lucas very clearly sees Russia as a very serious threat to the west and its a threat the west seem to be doing their best to try and ignore. His "anti-Russian" stance is, therefore, very justified.
Posted on 3 Mar 2013 13:11:46 GMT
Honrus Publicus says:
"There was some good stuff in here, but I'd prefer to read history as history, not as propaganda."
Isn't history always a form of propaganda? After all, I haven't read too many English history essay questions like, "Do you think Henry VIII's execution of two of his wives for their supposed adultery was complete hypocrisy based on the fact that he himself slept with many married women?" Discuss!
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