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Perang Demi Uang: Kebusukan Media, Politikus, dan Pebisnis Perang

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  597 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Dalam buku Perang Demi Uang, Amy Goodman, seorang pemenang penghargaan kewartawanan, dengan bantuan saudaranya, David, menyingkap kebohongan, korupsi, dan kejahatan elit penguasa -- elit yang dilambungkan oleh para konglomerat media. Tujuannya ''menerobos inti masalah dan menjadi lidah bagi mayoritas yang sengaja dibungkam''.

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Paperback, 460 pages
Published 2008 by Mizan (first published January 1st 2004)
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Celeste
Aug 21, 2007 Celeste rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Amy Goodman is my hero. Exception to the Rulers is a damning expose of the corporate media establishment, oil corporations, and American politics. Amy sheds light on the way in which the United States becomes complicit in global horrors through weapons trades, oil exploitation, and the pursuit of corporate interests at the expense of human lives. Her most damning critiques are reserved for the media establishment, and journalists who refuse to ask difficult questions of those in power. Instead, ...more
Scott Meyer
Mar 22, 2008 Scott Meyer rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: citizens, true patriots
Amy Goodman is one of the few remaining real journalists who actually do their research and report the facts in their gory detail. This is old news now that the Bush Administration has been largely exposed for its malfeasance and duplicity, but in my view it is still essential reading. Buy it. Or if you borrow a copy from the library, why not send a donation to www.democracynow.org? Help fund honest reporting.
Laith Mushtaq
She gave me this book , Amy Goodman she is the best American person I met on My life
Andrea
A cautionary tale about the hoodwinking of America during the Bush administration's pursuit of a war with Iraq, and how the failure of the media to act as independent authorities - in the service of the truth - can render them complicit in such heinous acts. If the story were fiction it would seem too contrived, but Amy Goodman provides such an over-abundance of examples, exhaustively retold, that you simply can't deny what occurred. Her recounting impels us to recognize that the media's job is ...more
Mohammad Abu Shaban
يسلط هذا الكتاب الجريء الضوء على فساد الحياة الأمريكية في السياسة والإعلام، ويوضح طبيعة "الباب الدوار" الموجود بين عالم الأعمال وعالم السياسة هناك لا سيما في عهد بوش الابن. لم تدخر الكاتبة جهدا في توثيق الحقائق التي عرضتها عن تورط كبار الساسة والإعلاميين الأمريكيين في خديعة شعبهم والعالم أجمع من أجل شن الحرب على العراق في عملية كان من المقترح تسميتها Operation Iraqi Liberation لكنهم عدلوا عن هذه التسمية عندما اكتشفوا أن اختصارها - والأمريكيون مولعون بالاختصار - سوف يكون OIL، وهذا برأيي يلخص الكث ...more
Tim
Another book picked up on a whim and it turned out to be a great read. I am not particulary aware of Democracy Today or Amy Goodman for that matter, perhaps she seemed a little too left and a tad too much of the female revolotionary for me in some parts but this was a fascinating book and I read about things that I had never considered before.

Reading this book will do to the news what going on a film set will do for images.. You won't believe a darn thing after you have delved a little deeper.
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Chris
A really good book, especially for fans of Democracy Now! who want to learn more about this independent news organization. I'd say that Amy Goodman and her team are - along with Greg Palast and a handful of others - among the finest, most principled, most dedicated and courageous reporters and journalists operating in America today. Every copy of this book should be well-thumbed and worn, as it deserves to be passed around between friends and family, co-workers and colleagues. Don't let your cop ...more
William Brandon III
The striking thing for me, personally, is not what the book contains (the information within is absolutely necessary to understanding the GWBush administration's first four years) but that the information was available for mass-consumption in 2004. It hurts to think that if a fraction of the information compiled by Amy and David Goodman had actually been read and absorbed by American citizens, we could have avoided a second GWBush administration. I admit that the above statements probably gives ...more
Jessica
i try to pick up a lot of progressive writers at our library because they have such slim pickings for those of a more radical streak, and i also try to pull as much concrete info as i can from varying sources. but this is such a self-congratulatory gloss of political thinking that i won't finish it to find out. and my biggest reason is how neatly she tries to tie up Osama bin Laden in context with American aggression against Russia in Afghanistan as "blowback". blowback according to more incisiv ...more
Lynn
I try to keep up on what the quirky left is thinking by reading one of their favorite books every few months. Amy Goodman is the media darling of the left, so I thought this one would be a good book to read.

It was good, but only because she stated so many things that sounded unbelievable. I was able to do quick Internet searches on these as I was reading, only to find she wasn't telling the whole story. After doing this 5 or 6 times, and only making a little bit of progress through the book, I r
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Erick
This is my favourite book thus far this year and on this topic. No one else has been as clear and compelling as Goodman in revealing how the government has most media, newspapers and TV news, under their thumb. The only rough part of the book is the listing of examples from time to time. Fantastic book otherwise!
Murali
One of the few 'real' journalists out there, with the courage to not toe the line of those in power. This book proves that if the fourth estate is not active, or if it becomes the part of government propaganda, many lives would be lost.

As a non-american, I was personally appalled at the coverage of American news agencies during the Iraq war. I am happy to see that there are people in the US media who care for non-partisan news. I was particularly happy to see her analysis of Henry Kissinger as
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Ramin
This is an interesting book, and a book worth reading. It's written in an informal and engaging style, and it's a quick read. It's mostly about the media coverage of particular events, and the connections between politicians, corporations, and unpopular regimes. The book begins with Amy Goodman describing the Santa Cruz massacre in East Timor, which she witnessed with fellow journalist Allan Nairn. What I liked the most about it is that you learn Amy Goodman's passionate views about the purpose ...more
Lauren
My actual "review" is more like 3.5 stars, but I rounded up. While I knew a lot of the information Goodman covered, she went into some greater detail which I found useful and interesting. That said, I thought she tended to paint with an unnecessarily broad brush at times and took a self important tone that I wasn't comfortable with. I'm a reasonably adept reader and I think she could have had more trust in me to read the information and formulate an opinion on my own. I didn't need to be told wh ...more
Paige Beichler
Excellent and dismaying.
Derek
Nov 18, 2007 Derek rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: left wing liberals and hippies
I used to be a big fan of Amy and her show democracy now! and read her book enthusiastically. It was right on in a lot of areas but definitely had a little bit of feminist bias. Her boldness is impressive as she reveals the dirty secrets of politicians, corporations and the media. Her experiences as a journalist put her in an unique position to critique foreign policies and their short-comings as well as giving the reader an inside view into the world of the mainstream media and its tools of dec ...more
Cady Did
Aug 16, 2010 Cady Did added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cady by: my mom and dad
I know mainstream politics can get annoying after awhile, but it's been great to pick this book up and have a lot of facts right in front of me. Amy Goodman provides the detailed information for some larger concepts I had of world/national politics, filling in the gaps and details that I had forgotten about, never quite connected yet, or didn't even know. I would definitely recommend it to folks who want just another reason to fight back, take back, and talk back!
Lisa
Contrary to (maybe) world belief, some Americans are NOT resolved to the endless war profiteer racket(we are not the only country that does this,by any means), and believe that it can be resisted, by speaking out, protests, boycotts, conscientious objection, and all the other methods we used to End the War in Vietnam. Let's do it again folks, this not about freedom, it's about who lobbies the loudest. Use your constitutional right to dissent
Joe
Aug 03, 2007 Joe rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Republicans!
Shelves: non-fiction
This book is really quick but extremely informative and insightful. There's a good mixture of narrative and bullet points so the reader can easily absorb the information and use it to argue more effectively with ignorant jerks. What's even better about this book is that lots of the reportage is Goodman's first hand experience. Read it! Do it!
Erik Hines
Amy Goodman is a hero of mine, and this book delivers the goods for you political readers out there looking for a quick and inspiring read. Her in depth analysis of recent political history, and the parallels with corporate America's amassing of huge wealth is not only disturbing, it's downright tyrannical.
Dave
Some stressful and amazing stories of reporting forgotten news stories from around the world. I had read a lot of the material about Bush Jr's policy during his reign, but had not heard as much about the oil companies in Nigeria and the Indonesian regime in East Timor. Angering and revealing!
Natalie
I have read most of this book, but not every section/chapter due to jumping to different sections that intrigued me the most at the time. I plan on reviewing the parts I've already read and reading the sections I skipped in the future.
Daniel
A marvelous journey through Amy Goodman's escapades as a journalist with equal parts adventure and education. A bit dry at times, but quite a good read nonetheless. I would read another one of her books in a heartbeat.
Marisa
I listen to democracy now every morning. I love Amy Goodman. A great book for the closet revolutionary. Don't read as a bed time book, you'll spend the night tossing and turning thinking of ways to bring the man down :)
Anette
as you read it, you can hear goodman's voice in your head, insisting on the better argument. which she has. she represents everything a true peace journalist should be.
Maeda Yoppy
membeberkan iktana bisnis minyak dunia dan kepentingan modal melalui pendirian erusahaan minyak di berbagai negara.. buku yang bagus...
Liz Cochran
Good book. Contains a lot of information.
Judith
I read this some time ago so don't recall details. It's a good, straightforward book, written clearly, with details.
Alex
I got the book signed by Amy when she visited UW-Milwaukee two years ago.
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Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist and author.

A 1984 graduate of Harvard University, Goodman is best known as the principal host of Pacifica Radio's Democracy Now! program, where she has been described by the Los Angeles Times as "radio's voice of the disenfranchised left". Coverage of the peace and human rights movements — and support of the independent media —
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