Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | November 28, 2014

    Eleanor Catton: IMG Eleanor Catton: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer

On Order

$23.95
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Politics- General

Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies

by

Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies Cover

 

Staff Pick

These essays, from some of the most potent radicals writing today, serve to fill the massive informational void that American corporate media chooses to ignore. Abuse Your Illusions is an essential addition to post-9/11 discourse.
Recommended by Gerry, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What do CNN, your history teacher, and the White House have in common? All of them have kept some important facts from you:
  • The US military faces a huge a rape crisis.
  • The most popular kind of antidepressants can cause suicide.
  • The nation of Panama was created as a get-rich scheme by Wall Street.
  • The Atlanta child-killer was convicted of only two murders — of adults.
  • Islamic groups are censoring critical material in America.
  • Corporations have claimed the "right" to lie.
  • The US and other Allies massacred German POWs and civilians during and after WWII.
  • The food drops in Afghanistan were a complete fiasco.

In these pages, a stunning line-up of investigative reporters, media critics, independent researchers, academics, ex-government agents, and others blow away the smoke and smash the mirrors that keep us confused and misinformed. You'll learn the hidden facts about the diamond trade, child protective services, government-sponsored anti-drug ads, the Orwellian PATRIOT Act, fluoridation, the Resurrection story, Mormon racism, the CIA's nuclear dreams, the malleable definition of "terrorism," the forgotten personal lives of great scientists, the murky death of a leading microbiologist, and more. After reading these articles, you'll be ready to...

Abuse Your Illusions

Daniel Ellsberg talks about turning himself in for leaking the Pentagon Papers, and he reveals what rehabilitated Nazi Albert Speer can teach government officials about accepting responsibility.

Investigative reporter Greg Palast catches the news media telling blatant lies.

The Sunshine Project exposes the United States' illegal, treaty-busting bioweapons programs (the New York Times knows about this but refuses to report it).

Pulitzer-winner Gary Webb details the racial profiling of Operation Pipeline, a program that pulls over minorities on the pretext of minor traffic violations.

Howard Zinn unearths the stories of civilians killed during the attacks on Afghanistan.

April Oliver lays out the facts behind her hugely controversial CNN report on Operation Tailwind.

Jim Hougan looks at the surprising recent trials concerning Watergate (it might have been about a Democratic call-girl ring after all).

Stephen Schlesinger, director of the World Policy Institute, breaks the real story about the founding of United Nations — the US spied on its allies, using this knowledge to shape the UN to its liking.

Former federal agent Michael Levine describes first-hand how the Drug War is designed to fail.

Stephanie Nolen tells the story of America's forgotten female astronauts.

Danish artist Jakob S. Boeskov crashes a Chinese arms bazaar with a rifle that doesn't exist.

Editor Russ Kick digs up neglected information regarding the September 11 attacks, including:

  • Some of America's highest officials have admitted that the attacks could've been prevented.
  • A Senator has said that at least one foreign country actively aided the 9/11 terrorists.
  • Even more hijackings were planned for that day.
  • A Taliban emissary warned the US and the UN about the attacks.
  • Four cameras filmed the plane hitting the Pentagon, but none of these videos has been released.

Synopsis:

Investigative reporters, media critics, academics, and other experts offer documented evidence that contradicts consensus views about such topics as racial profiling, food drops in Afghanistan, and America's bioweapons program.

Synopsis:

The third of the bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star lineup of exposs to present a disinformation guide to media mirages and establishment lies. Photos.

Synopsis:

The third of Russ Kick's bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star line-up of exposés.

Synopsis:

The third of Russ Kick's bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star line-up of exposés:

  • Juries have ruled in recent trials that Watergate was really about a Democratic Party prostitution ring.
  • Ignored in the U.S. and distorted elsewhere, the Milosevic tribunal hasn't gone the way authorities were anticipating. (We present exclusive first-hand reporting from the trial).
  • Most theologians don't believe in the physical Resurrection of Jesus.
  • In 2001, the U.S. uncovered the biggest spy ring in the country since WWII, yet most people never heard about it.
  • The U.S. is engaging in bioweapons research that violates international treaties and federal law. (The New York Times knows about this but refuses to report it).
  • Teddy Roosevelt and Wall Street created Panama for profit.
  • Gandhi wasn't so wonderful, after all.
These are just some of the revelations in the third of our all-star anthologies.

Following up on bestsellers You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, editor Russ Kick has again assembled a line-up of leading investigative journalists, academics, activists, commentators, and independent researchers, covering CIA assassinations, the anthrax attacks, fluoride, TWA 800, Abraham Lincoln, child protective services, the tobacco industry, forgotten uprisings, the government's missing trillions, even more revelations about 9/11 and much more.

Contributors include Gary Webb, Greg Palast, Noreena Hertz, Howard Zinn, Douglas Valentine, Jim Hougan, Kristina Borjesson, Arianna Huffington and many more well-known writers--some of whom you'll be extremely surprised to see in these pages!

Synopsis:

The third of Russ Kick’s bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star line-up of exposés.

Juries have ruled in recent trials that Watergate was really about a Democratic Party prostitution ring.

Ignored in the U.S. and distorted elsewhere, the Milosevic tribunal hasn’t gone the way authorities were anticipating. (We present exclusive first-hand reporting from the trial).

Most theologians don’t believe in the physical Resurrection of Jesus.

In 2001, the U.S. uncovered the biggest spy ring in the country since WWII, yet most people never heard about it.

The U.S. is engaging in bioweapons research that violates international treaties and federal law. (The New York Times knows about this but refuses to report it).

Teddy Roosevelt and Wall Street created Panama for profit.

Gandhi wasn’t so wonderful, after all.

These are just some of the revelations in the third of our all-star anthologies. Following up on bestsellers You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, editor Russ Kick has again assembled a line-up of leading investigative journalists, academics, activists, commentators, and independent researchers, covering CIA assassinations, the anthrax attacks, fluoride, TWA 800, Abraham Lincoln, child protective services, the tobacco industry, forgotten uprisings, the government's missing trillions, even more revelations about 9/11 and much more.

Contributors include Gary Webb, Greg Palast, Noreena Hertz, Howard Zinn, Douglas Valentine, Jim Hougan, Kristina Borjesson, Arianna Huffington and many more well-known writers—some of whom you’ll be extremely surprised to see in these pages!

Russ Kick will once again be booked on multiple talk radio shows.

About the Author

Russ Kick is the editor of Everything You Know Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies; You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths; and Hot Off the Net: Erotica and Other Sex Writings From the Internet. He is also the author of Outposts and Psychotropedia, and publisher-editor of The Memory Hole.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780971394247
Editor:
Kick, Russ
Publisher:
Disinformation Company
Introduction by:
Metzger, Richard
Introduction:
Metzger, Richard
Editor:
Kick, Russ
Author:
Kick, Russ
Author:
Metzger, Richard
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Censorship
Subject:
Disclosure of information.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
World politics -- 20th century.
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
democratic party, politics, prostitution, exposes, watergate, government, investigations, taboo, tobacco, assisinations, cover-ups
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Disinformation Guides
Series Volume:
830.
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 BandW photographs and illustrations
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Everything You Know Is Wrong the... Used Trade Paper $1.75
  2. You Are Being Lied to: The... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  3. The Illuminatus! Trilogy
    Used Trade Paper $8.95
  4. Empire Used Trade Paper $13.95
  5. Why Do People Hate America Used Trade Paper $1.46
  6. NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Techniques
Children's » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
History and Social Science » Journalism » General
History and Social Science » Journalism » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Abuse Your Illusions: The Disinformation Guide to Media Mirages and Establishment Lies New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$23.95 Backorder
Product details 352 pages Disinformation Company - English 9780971394247 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

These essays, from some of the most potent radicals writing today, serve to fill the massive informational void that American corporate media chooses to ignore. Abuse Your Illusions is an essential addition to post-9/11 discourse.

"Synopsis" by , Investigative reporters, media critics, academics, and other experts offer documented evidence that contradicts consensus views about such topics as racial profiling, food drops in Afghanistan, and America's bioweapons program.
"Synopsis" by , The third of the bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star lineup of exposs to present a disinformation guide to media mirages and establishment lies. Photos.
"Synopsis" by ,
The third of Russ Kick's bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star line-up of exposés.
"Synopsis" by , The third of Russ Kick's bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star line-up of exposés:

  • Juries have ruled in recent trials that Watergate was really about a Democratic Party prostitution ring.
  • Ignored in the U.S. and distorted elsewhere, the Milosevic tribunal hasn't gone the way authorities were anticipating. (We present exclusive first-hand reporting from the trial).
  • Most theologians don't believe in the physical Resurrection of Jesus.
  • In 2001, the U.S. uncovered the biggest spy ring in the country since WWII, yet most people never heard about it.
  • The U.S. is engaging in bioweapons research that violates international treaties and federal law. (The New York Times knows about this but refuses to report it).
  • Teddy Roosevelt and Wall Street created Panama for profit.
  • Gandhi wasn't so wonderful, after all.
These are just some of the revelations in the third of our all-star anthologies.

Following up on bestsellers You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, editor Russ Kick has again assembled a line-up of leading investigative journalists, academics, activists, commentators, and independent researchers, covering CIA assassinations, the anthrax attacks, fluoride, TWA 800, Abraham Lincoln, child protective services, the tobacco industry, forgotten uprisings, the government's missing trillions, even more revelations about 9/11 and much more.

Contributors include Gary Webb, Greg Palast, Noreena Hertz, Howard Zinn, Douglas Valentine, Jim Hougan, Kristina Borjesson, Arianna Huffington and many more well-known writers--some of whom you'll be extremely surprised to see in these pages!

"Synopsis" by ,

The third of Russ Kick’s bestselling Disinformation Guides gathers another all-star line-up of exposés.

Juries have ruled in recent trials that Watergate was really about a Democratic Party prostitution ring.

Ignored in the U.S. and distorted elsewhere, the Milosevic tribunal hasn’t gone the way authorities were anticipating. (We present exclusive first-hand reporting from the trial).

Most theologians don’t believe in the physical Resurrection of Jesus.

In 2001, the U.S. uncovered the biggest spy ring in the country since WWII, yet most people never heard about it.

The U.S. is engaging in bioweapons research that violates international treaties and federal law. (The New York Times knows about this but refuses to report it).

Teddy Roosevelt and Wall Street created Panama for profit.

Gandhi wasn’t so wonderful, after all.

These are just some of the revelations in the third of our all-star anthologies. Following up on bestsellers You Are Being Lied To and Everything You Know Is Wrong, editor Russ Kick has again assembled a line-up of leading investigative journalists, academics, activists, commentators, and independent researchers, covering CIA assassinations, the anthrax attacks, fluoride, TWA 800, Abraham Lincoln, child protective services, the tobacco industry, forgotten uprisings, the government's missing trillions, even more revelations about 9/11 and much more.

Contributors include Gary Webb, Greg Palast, Noreena Hertz, Howard Zinn, Douglas Valentine, Jim Hougan, Kristina Borjesson, Arianna Huffington and many more well-known writers—some of whom you’ll be extremely surprised to see in these pages!

Russ Kick will once again be booked on multiple talk radio shows.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.