Michael Burleigh

Shades of Grey

The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism

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Ron Suskind is the journalist who deservedly won a Pulitzer Prize for his action-packed The One Percent Doctrine, with its revelations of the extent that the US was prepared to walk on what Dick Cheney called ‘the dark side’ in order to avert a catastrophe worse than 9/11. ‘Quite far out’ was his conclusion, with Egyptian secret policemen offering to chop a man’s arm off to provide their US colleagues with a DNA sample so as to identify a head in an ice box supplied by overly optimistic Afghans. 

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