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Breaking the Sound Barrier
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"Each person is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts."
From climate change, race, election, and media, to everything else in between.
I found Amy's reading short, sweet, and to the point, the political leanings were sown into the writing--which was expected--but more than anything, I got a history lesson from this book.
The best analogy that I can think of (and this might be horrible, let me know?) but imagine if Howard Zinn were a reporter, and instead of reporting the facts of the real history several hundred years ago, but instead was doing it day by day, as it happened.
"Nothing but the facts ma'am" and Amy delivers!
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I just finished reading Arundhati Roy's Field Notes on Democracy and Michael Hogan's Savage Capitalism and the Myth of Democracy. I noticed that they had both been "paired" with Goodman's Breaking the Sound Barrier, and the reason for this is obvious. All three books are written by clear-thinking citizens with no axe to grind, no ties to any ideology or corporate entity. They were written by Socratic "gadflies" and by their relentless questioning they bring back to the rest of us in the cave an alternative view of the world which is both troublesome and oblique--like the truth. Without Any Goodman and her few companions in courage, my view of the world would be a very bleak and befuddled one, like that of the million viewers and listeners of the mass media and the readers of Sarah Palin.
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Ms. Goodman is one of leading and most respectful journalist on the planet, bar none. I highly recommend her. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Armando A. Gomez
Appreciate the facts conveyed.
This is a read once-pass on book. Not a fan of reading a bunch articles that read in the "now".
amy goodman as usual at her best she uncovers realities that other media ignore she is one of my go to people when comes to searching for the truthPublished on February 28, 2013 by RICHARD SCHEIBERLE
Well my prof. had this book in his lineup of books to read for his pol-1 class. This book was a waste of money and time, all because my prof. has no brains.Published on October 11, 2011 by Biscuit89
just as I suspected like the planet of the apes....Amy and Juan are like Zera and cornelius yes their ivy league apes .. Read morePublished on June 4, 2011 by sammy