26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
A real eye-opener,
This review is from: You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths (Paperback)
Probably the most vital distinction to make between this book and anything that has preceded it is the sheer breadth of topics covered. That alone makes it hard to categorize the book - part media criticism, part political science, part activist rhetoric, and on and on. There are articles, such as Howard Bloom's attack on Islam, that infuriated me. But there's always a balancing piece (in this case one by Ali Abunimah), often leaving one confused as to who to believe. Perhaps that's the point - even within this book there are conflicting views, requiring the reader to make choices and actually think about what he or she is reading. All in all, this is the best book I've come across for debunking accepted wisdoms and making you think for yourself. Oh, one more thing - it's HUGE and an amazing value!