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I thought this was well written.

Mind closed is the more appropriate title , July 9, 2006

This book is not only tendentious garbage--it is dangerous as well. All of Posner's deceptive shaping of the evidence depends entirely on the reader not knowing a damn thing about the case.

He is a good writer--a genius worthy of Sammy Glick and Joseph Goebbels. Read carefully, Posner's sources are revealed to be official ones--current or former members of governments, police forces, courts.

And all sources that he attacks are citizens--and there are thousands of non-governmental sources in this case who provide a mountain of evidence for conspiracy. Posner trashes every one he can get his tricky hands on. So pro-conspiracy witnesses are not just mistaken, they are insane, drunkards, abusers, liars, publicity hounds ( unlike himself , of course) . grudge holders, folks with hidden agendas ( again, unlike all those intelligence agents he believes in so devoutly).

Let the reader beware: This is State Propaganda at its most clever and diabolical, and the purpose of the book is to convince the reader that only losers believe in conspiracies, those who have not succeeded in this greatest of all possible societies. Sour Grapes , in other words.

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Peter I hope I will not divert your thread too much with the following observation about Amazon: They now have a new feature for those writing reviews.

This feature enables you to make easy links to other books that are sold on Amazon. I recently tried it, while writing a review of Tim Weiners book. Legacy of Ashes. I included a links to the Amazon pages for Larry Hancock's Someone Would Have Talked and David Talbot' Brothers. I think it may have had some effect, as they both went up significantly in sales rank, thought of course I'm probably deluding myself. NEVERTHELESS IF THESE LINKS WERE MADE ON A NUMBER OF HIGHSELING BOOKS THAT PEOPLE WILL CLICK ON ANYWAY, IT COULD BE A GOOD WAY OF GETTING THEM TO CHECK OUT BOOKS THEY OTHERWISE MIGHT NOT EVER HEAR OF. This could be a tool for us to counter the corporate media's pushing of lone nutism.

Also many may not have noticed it, but Larry's book has what must be among the highest ratings of books on Amazon. Those willing to write a quick review of it, and then perhaps click it into other reviews could make more people aware of the aclaim that it has received.

If a tree falls in the forest and seventeen percent more people hear it ...

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