Wednesday, 23 September 2009

An Interview with Robert Fisk

Unfortunately I have still not been able to lay my hands on Robert Fisk's book "The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East". I hope to get a copy soon though. It has been recommended by several people.

Fisk is recognized as one of the great journalists of our time. [You can read some of Robert Fisk's articles here]. Unfortunately there are few like him in Indian media (P Sainath being one). Journalists with potential are being eaten up by the system. You can not expect much when some of the largest media houses own equally large advertising businesses. An unsanitised version of the truth may be offensive to their advertisers and might upset the incestuous relationship that corporates and the media share.

If the following interview with Fisk about the book (and other things) is anything to go by, I can not wait to get my hand's on a copy.


  1. I presume you're subscribed to his column for the Independent in your feed reader? It's quite good.