Hidden Agendas

John Pilger

Date: April, 1998   —   7.19   —   Book

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I decided to review this book in light of a lot of Americans going to see Farenheit 9/11. Now I like Michael Moore and for the Americans he is way out there, but we in Europe can cope with stronger stuff and that is exactly what this is. I read this book in 1998 and I can genuinely say it changed me, I had suspected and summised but this was proof and lots of it. Pilger’s style of writing is easy to follow, this is after all a very long book but I found it absolutely compelling. Pilger’s facts are meticulously researched and mostly stem from first hand experience. In my view he is the finest investigative journalist of our time and has done so much to expose the bad side of globalisation and the world we currently live in. He has the clout to follow things thru’ and make waves and piss people off. Don’t think that the occasional film on ITV is all there is to John Pilger, his volume of work is impressive but this is the one I started with and I recommend it to anyone as a gateway.
Do not read this book if you are not prepared to be horrified and sickened at the shit that is perpetrated to give us our comfortable lives. Do read this book if you really want to know what is going on. If you have read George Monbiot and Naomi Klein and such like then this is an absolute must read. If you haven’t then after reading this you will read them and Uncle Noam too.