Oriana Fallaci


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Oriana Fallaci

Postby Anonymous » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:53 pm

Well known journalist has died from a long bout with cancer.

Her interviews made her famous worldwide. In the preface of "Interview with History" a 1976 collection of Q-and-As, she writes: "Whether it comes from a despotic sovereign or an elected president, from a murderous general or a beloved leader, I see power as an inhuman and hateful phenomenon. . . . I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born."

She was about 10 years old, when she joined the Italian insurgency, and later wrote war stories. She had interviews with many well known world leaders, and was not afraid to voice her opinion, even to the most highest officials.
She was beaten and shot one time, while in Mexico.

She voiced her opinion of "government power", detesting it, and citing it as causing inhuman suffering. She made controversial remarks concerning Islam, after the 911 attacks, and Italians nationwide criticized her for harsh words about Islam. Despite her last commentary, she was still highly regarded as one of the last "heroic" journalists. Some Italians say that Giuliana Sgrena seems to be another Fallaci, for her never ending criticism toward American soldiers, and is now famous for refusing a US official`s demand for information collected in the town of Fallujah, along with incriminating pictures, showing American`s targeting civilians.
One of Fallaci`s last interviews was with Henry Kissinger, who declared that it was his most disastrous interviews he ever had.
She was a vocal opponent of the Vietnam war, and the current invasion of Iraq, despite her controversial remark about Islam. She often criticed Bush, in one of her last books written.
May she rest in peace

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