ISBN 9780007490660,Get Real: How To Tell It Like It Is In A World Of Illusions

Get Real: How To Tell It Like It Is In A World Of Illusions




Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780007490660

ISBN-10 0007490666


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

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Oil companies advertise their green credentials. Billionaires organise ?grassroots? political movements. Cuts that target the poor are billed as progressive. Casually dressed employees play table football in airy open-plan offices, but work longer hours than ever before. To Eliane Glaser, these are all signs of the maddeningly surreal gap between appearance and reality in modern life. With the melting away of conflicts between East and West in the Cold War and Right and Left in our politics, the big ideologies were consigned to history. But Get Real argues that agendas never really disappeared. They just went undercover, creating a looking-glass world in which reality is spun and vested interests appear in disguise. Busting the jargon and unravelling the spin, Get Real reveals the secrets about modern life that we were never supposed to know. It puts the truth and the power to choose firmly in our hands, because only by telling it like it is can we improve?and maybe even save?our world for real. About the Author Eliane Glaser is a writer, radio producer, and Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. Her articles have appeared in the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, and the London Review of Books.