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All Governments Lie: The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I. F. Stone

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Boasting equal parts scholarship and style, ""All Governments Lie"" is a highly readable, groundbreaking, and timely look at I. F. Stone -- one of America's most independent and revered journalists, whose work carries the same immediacy it did almost a half century ago, highlighting the ever-present need for dissenting voices.In the world of Washington political journalism ...more
Hardcover, 564 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Scribner Book Company
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David
Jul 19, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-biography
I. F. Stone deserves better than this.

A few years ago in the U.S., well-known members of the right-wing chattering classes (henceforth, w-k. m. of the r-w. c. c.), perhaps having discovered that the living are deceptively difficult to bully, turned their attentions to the dead, who are not only in less of a position to object, but also conveniently cannot sue for libel. Armed with the finest cherry-picked facts from the recollections of former KGB operatives (a group not generally kn
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Allan MacDonell
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fifteen years in the making, and enriched by every minute of that research and writing, Myra MacPherson's All Governments Lie: The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I. F. Stone was published two years prior to D. D. Guttenplan's follow-up, full-scale biography of the same half-blind, fully deaf, reedy voiced iconoclast. Aside from sharing The Life and Times of and I. F. Stone in their titles, MacPherson's and Guttenplan's books are both written with a clear-eyed veneration of Stone that holds him to accoun ...more
Will
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A liberal’s explanation of/apology for Izzy Stone, an incomparable journalist with plenty of lessons to share.
Deyth Banger
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chance-deserve
You can't close your eyes like that... you just can't the truth should bother your mind...

...

WAKE UP

WAKE UP

WAKE UP

That's how this book should be called.
Mark Nenadov
Oct 08, 2011 rated it liked it
A decent bio of Stone is buried in these 500-ish pages. Even though there is a fair amount to commend in this book and Myra has a lot of interesting things to say about an extremely interesting fellow, the value of the book is obscured by detail overload in areas that are marginally compelling. The ending is also remarkably weak, leaving one hanging. You might enjoy some parts of this book, but the investment of time required to read 500-ish pages is most likely not worth your while. I hope some ...more
Jason Leopold
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The definitive biography on the late "Izzy" Stone. This book should be required reading for all journalism students and veteran reporters. Izzy used the public record and publicly available documents to unearth nuggets of information on hot-button issues, such as Vietnam, that other journalists were simply too lazy to dig through. This is how journalism used to be practiced.
Joseph
Jun 10, 2008 added it
While this book is written by an adoring author it made me a fan as well. He may be unique in his fierce dedication to truth in reporting, including the time gobbling effort to uncover the truth from government which has the tendency named in the books title.
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