Hidden Agendas by John Pilger

Hidden Agendas (1998) is one of John Pilger’s (http://johnpilger.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pilger) most substantial and challenging books. It strips away the layers of deception, dissembling language and omission that prevent us from understanding how the world really works.

From the invisible corners of Tony Blair’s New Britain to Burma, Vietnam, Australia and South Africa, Pilger unravels the hidden histories of contemporary events. The book celebrates the eloquent defiance and courage of those who resist oppression and give us hope for the future. It includes the full text of Pilger’s clandestine interview with Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest in Burma. And in a revealing chapter entitled ‘A Cultural Chernobyl’, Pilger lays out his critique of the media, from the rise and fall of the Daily Mirror to a history of Rupert Murdoch’s notorious influence. This is fearless and admirable work, deserving of your attention.

704 pages in Vintage paperback edition

ISBN 978-0099741510

John Pilger

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