935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity

935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity

by Charles Lewis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610391177
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 711,559
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for the past thirty years, Charles Lewis is a tenured professor of journalism and, since 2008, the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop  at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of The Center for Public Integrity  and several other nonprofit organizations. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Prologue: 935 Lies xi

1 Our First Casualty 1

2 The Public's Right to Know: The Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and a Triumph for Truth 27

3 Race: The American Delusion 55

4 America's Secret Foreign Policy and the Arrogance of Power 83

5 Doubt Is Their Product: The Corporate War on Truth 115

6 Where Have You Gone, Edward R. Murrow? 153

7 A Watchdog in the Corridors of Power 179

8 The Future of Truth 199

A Note from the Author 239

Appendix A Real-Time Truth Charts 249

Appendix B The Iraq War Card 253

Notes 261

Bibliography 337

Index 349

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935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent read, especially at a time when corporate America seems to garner special protection from the Supreme Court. We find that corporate America has no soul when it comes to dispensing the news. Profits above controversy. The book is essentially divided into two parts. The first discusses how lying is a precondition to leadership. The second half of the book is more self-promotional. I just wish the author had spent more time developing the first half of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book tells you all you need to know about the decline of truth in our society. It's a must-read for anyone with a conscience.
suebrien More than 1 year ago
I heard Lewis talking on a radio program, and I just had to order this book. I'M VERY GLAD THAT I DID!
DiogenesGS More than 1 year ago
Charles Lewis has done us a favor with this detailed and highly readable account of government mendaciousness. Spoiler alert! It will make you furious!