War Is A Lie

War Is A Lie

by David Swanson
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davidswanson More than 1 year ago
Some early reviews: "David Swanson despises war and lying, and unmasks them both with rare intelligence. I learn something new on every page." - Jeff Cohen, founder of FAIR and author of Cable News Confidential. "While Americans elect leaders whom they trust are honest, truthful and really care about the kids they send to kill for our country, War Is A Lie reveals decade after decade the sordid side of our history - that our elected officials lie us into war with stunning and embarrassing regularity and are little concerned about the harm to innocent civilians, much less to members of our own military." - Colonel (retired) Ann Wright, author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience. "This book is every American's best defense against the greatest danger we face as human beings: the threat of war. Swanson reveals how American leaders (from both major political parties) have confused the public to create the illusion of consent for endless destruction and slaughter. Behind the fear-mongering, flag-waving and lies of George W. Bush and the blandishments of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama lies the ugly reality that our leaders have been seduced by political ambition, delusions of military superiority, and the promise of secrecy and impunity to commit otherwise unthinkable crimes." - Nicolas J. S. Davies, Author of Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq. "David Swanson is an antidote to the toxins of complacency and evasion. He insists on rousing the sleepwalkers, confronting the deadly prevaricators and shining a bright light on possibilities for a truly better world." - Norman Solomon, author of War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death. "This book is revolutionary, and certainly truth-telling in a remarkable and brave way. The writing is so clear and easy-to-read, too. A pleasure to read, except that the content is so devastating, because it all means that not only are we utterly deceived but our entire reality is based on that deception. Swanson has gotten to the core of something. The only thing is I'm not sure he realizes how hopeless it is to expect a change -- and yet that is part of the appeal of his writing: his hopefulness in the face of lies and repression and denial." - Jennifer Van Bergen, author of The Twilight of Democracy: The Bush Plan for America. "War Is A Lie is an important and compelling book that arrives at a time when America is engaged in its longest running war to date. Swanson offers an incisive examination of the rationalizations, justifications, and outright lies that have led the United States, and other nations, into battle. And he shows the personal cost to the current generation of combatants returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." - Cynthia Wachtell, author of War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature 1861-1914.
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