Until we do that, the new book will have to remain on hold. So, please, an inexpensive way to help out – both on the book and on the other work we do at Consortiumnews.com – is to buy our three-book set (Lost History, Secrecy & Privilege, and Neck Deep) for the deeply discounted price of only $29 (postage included). Additional sets cost only $20 each.

So far, we have managed to get about 250 sets out of the warehouse this spring, but that’s still far short of our goal of 1,000.

You can place an order in three ways:

--By credit card (Mastercard/Visa) by going to our donation site and putting in a $29 charge. (You can follow up with an e-mail to consortnew@aol.com to give us your mailing address, or if that address and the billing address for the credit card are the same, we’ll automatically assume that any $29 “donation” is intended for a book order and ship it there. Or we’ll assume a $49 charge is for two three-book sets, etc. Non-U.S. orders should add $10 more for extra postage.)

--By PayPal, make a payment to our account which is named after our e-mail address: “consortnew@aol.com” (Please include your mailing address in the PayPal message.)

--By check made out to The Media Consortium; Suite 102-231; 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Arlington, VA 22201.

These three books contain important history about the recent era. For instance,

--Lost History lays out the factual record of CIA-tolerated drug trafficking by Ronald Reagan’s Nicaraguan contra rebels in the 1980s and the parallel story of how the Reagan administration built an Orwellian propaganda apparatus that performed “perception management” on the American people.

--Secrecy & Privilege explains how George H.W. Bush rose to power through his service to Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal; his bloody year as chief of the CIA; and his secret effort to undermine President Jimmy Carter’s Iran-hostage talks in 1980.

--Neck Deep takes this remarkable story of the Bush Family's rise forward to George W. Bush seizing the highest office in land with the help of the Right’s powerful propaganda machinery, the systemic failure of the mainstream U.S. news media, and the coup d’etat of Republican political cronies on the U.S. Supreme Court handing Bush the White House.

These well-reported histories of this modern era should be part of every library in America. And you can help by obtaining a set for yourself, a friend or a public or school library.

Your purchase also can make sure that the fourth book in the series gets done.

Thanks so much for your support.

Robert Parry

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet's first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality of the mainstream U.S. news media. 


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