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4.6 out of 5 stars
Freedom Next Time
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on 30 November 2014
This is a book that everyone should read. It is well written (if a bit longer than strictly required in places) and covers some of the most embarrassing issue plaguing the narrative we live through.
For UK readers, the first chapter has special value both highlighting the subservience of UK's rulers to the US im actual facts rather than impressions and the dirty corners that make it possible to by bypass parliament,showing that the state system of one of the exporters of democracy in 500lbs parcels falling from the sky is systemically undemocratic.
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on 9 December 2010
Having read other John Pilger books, including "Hidden Agendas" and "The New Rulers of the World", Pilger continues to excel in "Freedom Next Time" exposing what is really going on the world and telling you what the mainstream news won't. If you have never read any of Mr Pilgers books then this a good one to start with. The chapters about Palestine, Diego Garcia, Afghanistan and South Africa are very well researched and in depth raising awareness of the plight of ordinary people affected by the tragic events in these countries while his interviews with politicians very revealing, exposing there lies and hypocrisy. The chapter on India though is far too short, feeling as though it was put in as an afterthought. Overall though a good read.
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on 9 September 2013
Just reading the introduction -which includes a one or two paragraph summary of each section- is worth the price of the book (if rather scary). Am halfway through now as I find it too important to rush, and it's usual Pilger, just like in his films: particularly well researched, well and clearly presented, and he remains focused on positive possibilities even while describing the dire situations. His insights, intelligence, and drive for justice are inspirational.
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on 1 August 2013
I got this two days ago.Finished it yesterday.Every time I finish a JOHN PILGER book,I think "thats the best thing hes written" ,but this really is ! He covers south Africa,Afghanistan,Palistine and Diego Garcia.This came out in 2006 I think,and somehow Ive missed it till the other day when I sor it on AMAZON.This is now sitting pride of place among the other great books by this BRILLINT auther.Read it !
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on 25 January 2012
Another first rate book by the Master of Investigative Journalism.
Pilger lets us know the" full" storey, and the truth behind the issues, that many of us read about ,
but never get the full facts from the popular press and media.
At a time when large elements of the press stand exposed ,as purely marketers of superficial
populist rubbish, it is essential that we have "real" investigative journalists such as Pilger to turn to,
for the truth.
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on 11 January 2016
An honest journalist who hasn't sacrificed his soul to the Illuminati. As with all the lies they are not the illuminated they are the opposite. The are un illuminated.
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on 5 March 2013
Only halfway through this book but already it has detailed the atrocities committed by UK/USA/Israeli governments against peoples around the world.....a must read if you want to know what is going on around the world by so called democracies....I spit in their faces....
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on 30 December 2016
Bought this for my friend whom is a big John Pilger fan and he loves it.
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on 10 April 2013
I am enthralled by this book, am only into the Israel/Palestine chapter and so far the book is a real eye opener, but written in a balanced non hysterical way. Makes you question yourself and your opinions as a person and also raises questions at our actions as a nation.
I really think everyone would benefit from reading this. Really shows how appalling governments (of all persuasions) can be, especially against the little people with no voice.
I greatly look forward to reading the rest of the book and very much commend the author.
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on 6 January 2017
Good book, highly educational and recommended
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