Left Eye on Books

Friday, April 21, 2006

Overthrow

Stephen Kinzer is on Democracy Now! today talking about his book Overthrow, which recounts the last century of 'regime change' by the US. I heard him denouncing the role of the press in hyping up the 'brutality' of Spanish Colonial rule in Cuba. This is ironic for those of with long memories, who recall Kinzer's culpability in the New York Times apologies for Contra terrorism in the eighties.

Monday, April 17, 2006

A few interesting new books

Whispering in the Giant's Ear: A frontline Chronicle from Bolivia's War on Globalization.

People's Movements, People's Press: The Journalism of Social Justice Movements .

Will the Boat Sink the Water?