Saturday, January 21, 2006

William Blum gets plugged by Osama bin Laden

Hah! William Blum, a somewhat lesser-known (compared to Chomsky, Herman, Parenti and Zinn, say) left-leaning writer and critic of US foreign policy, has received a useful promotional plug from Osama bin Laden, whose latest tape mentions Blum's book, Rogue State. (I personally prefer the title of another book of his, Freeing the World to Death). The book has jumped in sales on to the number 30 place! (Update: the Independent, reporting a couple of days later, says that the book has made it to number 21). I wonder if Osama gets royalties...

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