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Re: Independent minded resources Hyde, Gene 07 Jun 2004 18:42 UTC


Many consider National Geographic's presentation of the non-US world to
be far from "unbiased." For a brief summary, check out this book review:
Every picture tells a story. The Nation 258, no. 3 (Jan 24, 1994):

Gene Hyde
Radford University

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Over time in trying access which were the best publications for a given
subject matter I have found that many of my favorites were those of an
independent nature; independent in the sense of the being the "Consumer
Reports" or Robert Lamb (C-SPAN interviewer) of their domain. Their
efforts to bring out objective analysis in an artful manner make them so
much more informative.

Here are some business and political resources that have impressed me as

American Institute for Economic Research

CQ Weekly

The Economist


Of course, even these have their leanings but overall they provide the
necessary background and data to help one understand the underlying
issues at stake.

Since I have tended to focus on business materials I wanted to ask if
others have found publications of an 'independent' nature in other
fields, anything that gives an even-handed approach to the subject
matter. For example, off the top of my head I would think that National
Geographic would be a fairly unbiased and artful resource in
anthropology and geography. Perhaps, there is a book or web-site that
has attempted such a compilation.

Thank you for the input, Steve.