Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Book: The New Pearl Harbor — Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11

This book is the starting point of our Journey. Although there's been a lot of books about 9/11 published since the Fall of 2001, David Ray Griffin largely out-shadows all of these through his clear thought and composition, his thorough and academic treatment of the issues, and still with an easy and accessible language throughout his account of the events and the massive amount of information available about them. If you want to read just one book about 9/11 - because your time is precious like everyone else's - this is the one you want to pick up.

The New Pearl Harbor explores the two conspiracy theories; the Official and the Alternative, and explains how all the evidence for official complicity in 9/11 presents a cumulative argument for complicity, that is «like a cable composed of many strands», rather than «like a chain,» that is «only as strong as the weakest link».

The title is inspired by a (September 2000) report from the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), that calls for a «new Pearl Harbor» to oil their dreams of a Transition of American society.

Finally, here's what some of the reviews have to say about The New Pearl Harbor:

«An extraordinary book. .. It is rare, indeed, that a book has this potential to become a force of history.»
— from the foreword By Richard Falk, human rights lawyer and Professor Emeritus, Princeton University

«The most persuasive argument I have seen for further investigation of the Bush administration's relationship to that historic and troubling event.»
— Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States

«David Ray Griffin has written what America may most of all need — a dispassionate, balanced, and exhaustively researched and documented account of the implausible gaps and misrepresentations of the Bush administration's official story of 9/11. Sensitive to the 'conspiracy theory' mind-stop that has disconnected his fellow Americans from the facts of this history-steering event, Griffin painstakingly marshals the evidence pro and con, and follows it where it leads. A courageously impeccable work.»
— John McMurtry, author of Value Wars: The Global Market versus the Life Economy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph

«It will be painful, and disturbing, to turn the pages of this thoughtful and meticulously researched book. But turn we must. For we owe the truth to those who died, and nothing less.»
— Colleen Kelly, sister of Bill Kelly, jr., who was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11, and co-founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
PS: If you just can't wait for the mail, the book is also available online.

1 comment:

chris said...

Sounds interesting, I will have to check it out.