Polemics and Prophecies, 1967-1970

I. F. Stone, Author Little Brown and Company $19.45 (497p) ISBN 978-0-316-81763-9
In this collection of incisive columns, mostly from his legendary Weekly , Stone (who died earlier this year) notes the Tweedledum/Tweedledee nature of our two major political parties. He questions the priorities of a federal budget that devotes ``billions for missiles and pennies for poverty.'' He discusses the ``lunacy'' of America's expanding nuclear arsenal, the charade of U.S.-Soviet disarmament talks from Kennedy to Nixon, the interlock between the government and military contractors. On the Israeli-Arab conflict, Stone attacks what he sees as the ``moral myopia'' of those Zionists who would deny to Palestinian Arabs any claim to the land. Articles on the Vietnam War concentrate on exposing lies that TV and the press fed uncritically to the American people. Stone's gripping, combative journalism has lost none of its punch or relevance. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1989
Release date: 01/01/1989
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