Le saviez-vous ? Dans la Rome de César et l'Athènes de Périclès, un pénis de petite taille était préféré à un grand, considéré comme vulgaire et affreux. Charlie Chaplin nommait le sien « la huitième merveille du monde ». Pour les Chinois, l'orgasme de la femme était essentiel en vue de procréer... Avec érudition et humour, cet essai nous entraîne dans un étourdissant tour du monde des civilisations pour percer le mystère du bidule de Dieu, objet de tourments et de railleries autant que source de fierté et de plaisir.
Dial M for Murdoch uncovers the inner workings of one of the most powerful companies in the world: how it came to exert a poisonous, secretive influence on public life in Britain, how it used its huge power to bully, intimidate and cover up, and how its exposure has changed the way we look at our politicians, our police service and our press.
Rupert Murdochs newspapers had been hacking phones and casually destroying peoples lives for years, but it was only after a trivial report about Prince Williams knee in 2005 that detectives stumbled on a criminal conspiracy. A five-year cover-up then concealed and muddied the truth. Dial M for Murdoch gives the first connected account of the extraordinary lengths to which the Murdochs News Corporation went to put the problem in a box (in James Murdochs words), how its efforts to maintain and extend its power were aided by its political and police friends, and how it was finally exposed.
The book details the smears and threats against politicians, journalists and lawyers. It reveals the existence of brave insiders who pointed those pursuing the investigation towards pieces of secret information that cracked open the case.
By contrast, many of the main players in the book are unsavory, but by the end of it you have a clear idea of what they did. Seeing the story whole, as it is presented here for the first time, allows the character of the organisation which it portrays to emerge unmistakably. You will hardly believe it.
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