A Secret Country by John Pilger

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December 1989–January 1990, no. 117
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Peter Thompson reviews 'A Secret Country' by John Pilger

A Secret Country

by John Pilger

Jonathon Cape, 298 pp, $29.95 hb

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A Secret Country by John Pilger

Reviewed by
December 1989–January 1990, no. 117

The morning ABC radio program AM is not a book program. But occasionally we’re pleased to take the opportunity to broadcast the story of a new book, particularly when it comments on Australian public affairs. When John Pilger’s A Secret Country was published, AM ran an interview with the author which was unusually long for us, some five or six minutes. The response was remarkable. In my two years as presenter of the program, I can’t recall as much listener interest in any item, judging by the number of telephone enquiries about the book we received in subsequent days.

John Pilger strikes a chord with many Australians and infuriates others. My response to his style of journalism is a mixture of both sympathy and infuriation.

Peter Thompson reviews 'A Secret Country' by John Pilger

A Secret Country

by John Pilger

Jonathon Cape, 298 pp, $29.95 hb

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