The Third Siege of Malta

A selection of blog-posts from Truth be Told 2017-2021



“The germ of independent thinking has taken root in this country and it will not weed itself out of existence. No doubt there’s a desire to win. But there’s a greater desire to remain honest with oneself. Politics may be the art of the possible. But for some of us on the inside of these walls, the battle we are fighting is not for a flag, or a party, or bragging rights. For some of us this is a battle for truth and justice and we’d rather lose than give that up.”
– Manuel Delia

Since June 2017, Manuel Delia has taken it upon himself to be the conscience and mirror of the nation. No more lonely, perilous and thankless task than the quest for truth, in times when the State officially morphs most truth into Orwellian doublespeak, into populist bait, into smoke and mirrors.

Though Delia’s target uncompromisingly hits the corrupt, the base, the sociopaths, the mercenary and the unprincipled, his is not a one-note symphony. In the cross-hairs of his guns tremble equally the money-grubbing politician as does the paedophile raptor. His impeccably-documented exposés of odious prison conditions, of the State-injury of migrants and those guilty of the unpardonable indiscretion of looking different, of clerical sex-abuse and other manipulation of power, have been equally outstanding and precious.

From a Foreword by former European Court of Human Rights Judge Giovanni Bonello.

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Weight 560 g
Dimensions 21 × 15 cm
Year of publication
ISBN 9789993278115
Pages 394

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