Oriana Fallaci was a guerrilla journalist. She was Italian. She wrote a lot of different things during her long career that ended in the year 2006. She wrote things like novels and polemics and war dispatches. She once had a very memorable interview with a celebrity named Gina Lollobrigida where she said she did not think she was as stupid as people said she was. She was very witty and would get people to say things that they normally would not.
- Fallaci’s interview with Henry Kissinger made Richard Nixon review his administration’s foreign policy. Kissinger was kept as part of the team.
- Oriana Fallaci interviewed key leaders in Iran. Her interviews with them were viewed as balanced and objective
- Oriana Fallaci gave out information that helped nations think about how to grow their Gross Domestic Product. You have to be able to make adjustments in your overall economic structure, it is crucial
“It is not particularly well-written or thoughtful but it gets her story onto the page and, thanks to its subject, is never dull.”