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With Every Mistake

Written by Gwynne DyerGwynne Dyer Author Alert
Category: Social Science
Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 978-0-679-31403-5 (0-679-31403-2)

Pub Date: October 10, 2006
Price: $21.00

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With Every Mistake
Written by Gwynne Dyer

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679314035
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About this Book

This essential collection contains the best of Gwynne Dyer’s writing on the post–September 11 world.

Since 1973, writer, historian and filmmaker Gwynne Dyer has written a widely syndicated newspaper column on international affairs, regularly published in 45 countries. With Every Mistake is not only a collection of the very best of Dyer’s recent work, but an examination of how, time and again, the media skews fact and opinion, wielding formidable influence on how we all shape our own thoughts. And why is so much of the information wrong? Is it herd instinct, official manipulation, robber-baron owners with ideological obsessions — or just the conflict between the inherently bitty, short-term nature of news reporting and analysis and the longer perspectives needed to understand what is actually going on? How much misinformation stems from simple ignorance and laziness?

With Every Mistake combines an examination of how powerful owners mould the agendas of the press with a self-critique of Dyer’s own columns from the three and a half years between 9/11 and the January 2005 election in Iraq. How hard is it to get things right, and why do so many people in the media get things wrong?

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Review Quotes

“Gwynne Dyer sees the world’s evolutions and revolutions through Canadian eyes – and his vision is as honest as it is valuable. This is a must read.”
—Peter C. Newman

“The man knows whereof he speaks…. Dyer gives us a highly readable history of human warfare.”
Times Colonist (Victoria)

Praise for War: The New Edition:
"The man knows whereof he speaks. . . Dyer gives us a highly readable history of human warfare."
Times Colonist (Victoria)

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About this Author

Gwynne Dyer was born in Newfoundland and entered the Canadian navy at 17. He has served in the Canadian, British and American navies. He holds a Ph.D. in war studies from the University of London, has taught at Sandhurst and serves on the Board of Governors of Canada’s Royal Military College. In addition to teaching and lecturing, Dyer writes a syndicated column that appears in more than 150 newspapers around the world. He lives in England with his wife and children.

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