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Escaping Plato's Cave: How America's Blindness to the Rest of the World Threatens Our Survival

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Cave Blindness

Like Plato's cave-dwellers who only saw inaccurate reflections of reality on the wall, America has been blinded to dangerous realities inside and outside our borders, argues award-winning journalist Mort Rosenblum. Our ignorance is not just deplorable, it is literally killing us--and others. 

Rosenblum--who has reported from more than one hundred countries, ma
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by St. Martin's Press
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Sue
Jan 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I found so many things thought provoking in this book. One, Bill Gates was the CIA deputy director who insulated the first President Bush, then a vice president, from the Iran-Contra scandal. And just think, he's still working.
Rosenblum focuses on education and reliable sources of reporting in a world of shrinking investigative foreign reporters. His recommendations of reporters and websites are numerous.
It's a good read and the recommendations of the last chapter offer hope in the face of tough
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I was very excited by the premise of the book but the writing was labored and tiresome. I couldn't finish it.
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