The truth,as seen through the eyes of an eyewitness,is what too often is missing from the news we read or see or hear.
Since Fisk is one of the best popularly accessible, non-academic writers on the political world of today, this book is very worth reading.
If you've only read his articles from the independent,then "the great war for civilization" would be best to start with.
Fisk is brilliant and frank about a wide range of subjects he covers in this book. It is a collection (more than 100 as I recall) of his editorial pieces from work at the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Phillip J. Hanson
Robert Fisk has always been the voice or reason and practicality in the middle east. Tell it like it is. Great read.Published 10 months ago by John Temprile
An impressive collection of many of his Independent columns. Clear, unambiguous and ruthless in his dissection and analysis of many of the Middle East problems, past and present. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Catwhisperer
A bad mix of provocative opinions and biased data. Even if there is some level of truth in this collection of brain barf, garbage mixed with honey is still garbage…It was waste of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by yank65
Robert Fisk has many stories to tell about many places and times. He definitely has a perspective, and uses considerable grace to make his points, whether you agree or not. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Digger Anderson
This is, surprisingly, not unlike his magnum opus, The Great War for Civilization, the attention to minitua makes it very difficult to get an overview but my admiration of Fisk is... Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Fred Clancey
This bood by Fisk is a little old, so it can be outdated, but it is a masterpiece still relevant today.Published on December 21, 2012 by moo
Mr Fisk relates a series of tales about the Middle Eastern world that we should pay attention to as we evaluate our actions and intentions viv a vis Iraq, Iran, Afganistan, Syria,... Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by Charles G. Weaver
Robert Fisk is one of the leading journalists in the world today writing on international politics and events, in particular as they relate to the Middle East, where he has lived... Read morePublished on April 22, 2009 by M. A. Krul