'A moral interpretation of world affairs in a cynical age'
n his powerful new book, journalist and film makerJohn Pilger strips away the layers of deception,dissembling language and omission that prevent usfrom understanding how the world really works.
From the invisible corners of Tony Blair's New Britain toBurma, Vietnam, Australia, South Africa and the illusionsof the 'media age', power, he argues, has its ownagenda. Unchallenged, it operates to protect its interestswith a cynical disregard for people - shaping, and oftendevastating, millions of lives.
By unravelling the hidden histories of contemporaryevents, Pilger allows us to read between the lines. Healso celebrates the eloquent defiance and courage ofthose who resist oppression and give us hope for thefuture. Tenaciously researched and written with passionand wit,
will change the way you seethe world.
'Pilger is the closest we have to the greatcorrespondents of the 1930s. The truth in his handsis a weapon, to be picked up and used in thestruggle against injustice'