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This review is from: The New Rulers of the World (Paperback)
Currently an International Relations student at the london School of Economics, this is the first book from John Pilger i have read, and boy, have i been missing out. He explores the sanctions that have crucified Iraq after the 1st Gulf War, and the the aftermath of the Afghanistan war, and the so called War on terrorism. He also looks at how the UK, under Blairs blind agreement to follow US foreign policy, was selling arms & courting the very "terrorists" that it now declares as a blight to democracy.
However, If you buy this book for no other reason, you must read the interview with James Rubin, as he squirms under the questioning from John Pilger about UN sanctions and the half a million people who died for "the good of the nation."
John pilger mixes facts with a relative unbiased attitude, that makes this book a superb read for young & old.