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Not in My Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy by [Newkey-Burden, Chas, Burchill, Julie]
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"She is always, always funnier, wittier and more memorable than any of her alleged rivals" (Word magazine)

"A spirited attack" (Nick Cohen The Observer)

"Waspish and witty" (The Daily Mail)

"Something for everyone" (The Independent)

"Absolutely brilliant, a fabulous, clear-eyed book that will frequently make you laugh out loud" (Jewish Chronicle)

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RAZOR-SHARP CRITIQUE OF MODERN HYPOCRITES, FROM GEORGE BUSH BASHERS TO REFORMED SMOKERS

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  • File Size: 608 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Digital (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS84E
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
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Format: Hardcover
This is by far the worst book I have ever read. It's not even a book, it's more like a s***ty magazine! It is embicilically extreme, dealing explicitly with cliches by means of more cliches. Left-wing? Probably, if you agree that left wing has eroded and gone full circle to become extreme right wing. This book is clearly meant for boneheaded daytime TV watchers and people gloriously bathing in shallow mud-pools of ignorance with 'Private property' signs everywhere. Thinking humans - stay clear!
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Format: Paperback
The best argument to read this book comes from the One Star Reviews here - what a babble! No arguments, just smear and hate, which is too prevalent in debate today. Why not read it and make your own mind up.

Is it true? That's the question you need to answer.
Well done Julie. My copy has been passed around a fair bit now and always gets people talking and ASKING QUESTIONS!
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There are far too many books that preach to the converted. But the appeal of Not In My Name is that it doesn't take sides. Well, of course it does - nearly every page is crammed with superstrength opinions. But it certainly doesn't play it safe. Everyone who reads this book - left, right, gay, straight - will find their own particular hypocrisies glaring back at them. Like a good rant with the best kind of drinking buddies, while I certainly disagreed with Burchill and Burden more than a few times, I finished the book grateful for having my (green, lefty, white, middle class, straight) assumptions about the world challenged, and the evening - to stretch the metaphor - definitely finished with high fives outside the kebab shop. On some issues I came away with my own convictions stronger in defiance of theirs, but on others they convinced me the world isn't quite the way I might lazily have assumed it was.
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Of the many strands of hypocrisy beautifully exposed here, my favourite is the left's embrace of extreme right-wing Islamists. Homophobia, misogyny, anti-Semitism, all supposedly anathema to he left are whitewashed, or even justified, when Muslims practice them. Even Muslims who reject these messages of hate are shunned by the left. Well done Chas and Julie. A brilliant book that should be required reading in schools! It is a testament to the madness of our age. Buy it.
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Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book. The chapter exposing the hypocrisy of the green/global warming movement is worth the cover price alone. The authors have put into writing the thoughts of the silent majority. Thank you for having the courage to say what the mainstream press won't publish.
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Format: Hardcover
This woman and her co-author deserve a medal for daring to say the unsayable and think the unthinkable...and in such a hilarious way, too. And how refreshing-and reassuring- to come across someone so unashamedly pro semitic in an age when it just isn't fashionable to be so. Good on ya guys
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"Once upon a time Julie Burchill was a smart, Soviet-supporting, left-wing, anti-war activist. She's a shell of her former self now, having turned into an anti-environment, pro-war Zionist. This book is documentation of her fall from sanity."

This is taken from a previous review that has given the book one star yet is based on political ideology rather than the quality of the book itself. And what a dubious ideology it is that equates "Soviet-Supporting" with being "smart"; having moved away from apparently supporting one of the most repressive regimes of the 20th century according to the reviewer makes her a "shell of her former self".

For "Zionist" see Jew.

Ironically this is exactly the type of character Burchill defecates all over in this book. Short, funny, and extremely waspish with a laser like focus on its targets this book is definitely one I will read again and again.
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Format: Hardcover
The title of this book spells out its thesis: that the chattering classes are a bunch of self-regarding thought police. It argues against the herd-mentality that pronounces judgment against lazy targets rather than making the effort to think out personally held and defensible opinions. It lambastes Saddam appeasers, reactionary so-called alternative comedians, anti-Americanism. The Catholic Church also gets a well-deserved kicking.

I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't say I relish this book. It fizzes along and skewers a gamut of modern hypocrisies, then grills them on the flames of its author's venom. Pay attention and you'll periodically cleanse your palate too by spooning choice morsels from the fruit salad of said author's own inconsistencies.

In conclusion: a call to arms for the thinking classes.
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