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Oil that spoils and the sp -oils of war!

Advantages: Interesting facts
Disadvantages: Irritating writing style

A venture capitalist invests in a company likely to succeed in the marketplace and hence show a profit to the investor, Dragons Den style. A vulture capitalist, what this book is about, looks to invest in a firm likely to fail to earn a profit in the near ...

thedevilinme 04.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Vultures Picnic - Greg Palast

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Many events, and many ways with words

Advantages: Fascinating insights into British events and culture from all points of the spectrum
Disadvantages: None, really

The editor Ruth Winstone, a former Senior Clerk at the House of Commons and editor of recently published diaries by Tony Benn and Chris Mullin, has compiled an impressive volume (nearly 700 pages) which brings together extracts from politicians and ...

JOHNV 05.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Events, Dear Boy, Events: A Political Diary of Britain from Woolf to Campbell - Ruth Winstone

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Liar? Rapist? Murderer? The many faces of Bill Clinton

Advantages: Hitchens has never cared who he upsets and he goes for the jugular
Disadvantages: I can't claim to have understood everything but then I'm a Brit.

Getting Hitched The first book I read by Christopher Hitchens was 'The Missionary Position' in which he attacked Mother Theresa of Calcutta. I was impressed – I always thought there was something a bit odd about raising millions and preaching the glo ...

koshkha 27.01.2013 · Read full review
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Review of No One Left to Lie to: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton - Christopher Hitchens

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America's Pinocchio

Advantages: Another compelling case from Hitchens
Disadvantages: Emotive, a smidgen over-inflated

Author: Christopher Hitchens Publisher: Verso Duration: 128 pages My disdain for over complex books regarding the ins and outs of events that brazenly contradicts, leaving a jumbled mess of broken concepts with ...

1st2thebar 17.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of No One Left to Lie to: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton - Christopher Hitchens

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Never believe anything until it's officially denied!

Advantages: The truth is out there
Disadvantages: But you have to want to find it

The truth is often offensive and that's why most of you have only ever heard your news from aesthetically pleasing TV journalists like Raggi Omah, John Simpson and Kate Aidie, patronising you with sanitised sound bites so you can sleep guilt free at night ...

thedevilinme 23.08.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and its Triumphs - John Pilger (Editor)

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