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Weapons of Mass Delusion

Author : Robert Draper
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2022-10-18
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780593300152

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One of The Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2022 The disturbing eyewitness account of how a new breed of Republicans—led by Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, and Madison Cawthorn—far from moving on from Trump, have taken the politics of hysteria to even greater extremes and brought American democracy to the edge The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was a terrible day for American democracy, but many people dared to hope that at least it would break the fever that had overcome the Republican Party and banish Trump's relentless lies about the stealing of the 2020 election. That is not what happened. Instead, “the big steal” has become dogma among an ever-higher percentage of American Republicans. What happened to the Republican Party, and America, during the Trump presidency is a story we more or less think we know. What has happened to the party since, it turns out, is even more disquieting. That is the story Robert Draper tells in Weapons of Mass Delusion. Through his extraordinarily intrepid cross-country reporting, Draper chronicles the road from January 6 to the 2022 midterms among the Republican base and in the U.S. Congress, rendering unforgettable portraits of how Marjorie Taylor Greene and her ilk came to shape their party’s terms of engagement to an extent that would have been unimaginable even five years ago. He also brings to life the efforts of a dwindling group of Republicans who are willing to push back against the falsehoods, in the face of a group of ascendent demagogues who are merrily weaponizing them. With a base whipped up into a perpetual frenzy of outrage by conspiracy theories—not just about the big steal but about COVID and vaccines, pedophilia and Antifa and Black Lives Matter and George Soros and President Obama, and on and on and on—the forces of reason within the GOP are on the defensive, to put it mildly. The book also benefits greatly from reporting conducted in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, New Hampshire, and other bellwether states in the country of the mind one might call a fever of undending conspiracies. Robert Draper has been a wise, fearless, and fair-minded chronicler of the American political scene for over twenty-five years. He has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. He has never seen it this ugly. Ultimately, this book tells the story of a fearful test of our ability, as a country, to hold together a system of government grounded in truth and the rule of law. Written on the eve of the 2022 midterm elections, Draper’s account of a party teetering on the precipice of madness reveals how the GOP fringe became its center of gravity.

Weapons of Mass Delusion

Author : Richard Forno
Publisher : PageFree Publishing, Inc.
Page : 204 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 1589611055

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Popular technology commentator and author Richard Forno's witty but realistic examination of American culture, particularly since September 11. He concludes that the national emergency facing America today isn't terrorism or rogue nations, but the daily illusions and mass delusions that make up what passes for reality in American society.

Virginity or Death!

Author : Katha Pollitt
Publisher : Random House
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2007-12-18
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780307432858

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“As this book, which is greater than the sum of its brilliant parts makes clear, Katha Pollitt, who is famously a feminist, is also a humorist, a moralist and a most hilarious, wise, and incisive observer.” –Victor Navasky, author of A Matter of Opinion Through presidential administrations Democratic and Republican, Katha Pollitt has observed and exposed the inconsistencies and illogic of those who stand in the way of progress solely to hold on to their power. In defense of human rights and equality, she assails the corrupt and educates the misguided with compassion, Swiftian wit, and complete literary authority. In this compelling collection, Pollitt skewers one hypocrite after another. She suggests, for example, that creationists be permitted to oppose the teaching of evolution only so long as they agree to forgo the benefits of the theory–such as flu vaccines. She gently wonders if those who denounced the decision to allow Terri Schiavo to die in peace would themselves be satisfied to be video-diagnosed by Senator Bill Frist. And in the title essay about fundamentalists’ antagonism toward sex education and STD prevention, she asks, “What is it with these right-wing Christians? Faced with a choice between sex and death, they choose death every time.” Pollitt is one of the most eloquent and persuasive voices in American political conversation of this or any other era, and Virginity or Death! Is a marvelous demonstration of her keen insight, mordant humor, and sense of justice. “Katha Pollitt has long and rightly been hailed for her brilliance, wit, and great insight into politics, social issues, and women’s rights. As with all of her work, I am enormously grateful for Virginity or Death!, and also deeply jealous.” –Anne Lamott, author of Traveling Mercies

Saddam Hussein

Author : Felicia Okeke-Ibezim
Publisher : Ekwike Books & Publishing
Page : 122 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2006-10
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0978997204

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Global Cooperation

Author : Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2017-03-02
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781351933551

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The twenty-first century global community is confronted with unprecedented challenges as well as unique opportunities. The degree to which it can establish and institutionalize norms and mechanisms designed to promote and sustain meaningful global cooperation will determine the future course of civilization. This volume brings together a broad range of scholars to highlight some of the areas of contemporary transnational cooperation and to examine the scope and levels at which cooperation can and does take place. The study examines the issue of weapons of mass destruction, explores the promises of biotechnology and space technology, and investigates the roles of global conventions and institutions as strategies for addressing the common threats facing the international system. In short, the volume raises important, timely issues regarding the challenges and opportunities confronting the global community which both policy makers and academicians will find informative and thought-provoking in their efforts to understand the nature and complexity of the twenty-first century global community.

Panic Attacks

Author : Robert E. Bartholomew,Hilary Evans
Publisher : The History Press
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2004-08-19
Category : History
ISBN : 9780752494708

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Examining the ability of the media to whip up a panic and our tendency to fall victim to mass delusion and hysteria, this title discusses America's "kissing bug" scare of 1899; Seattle's atomic fallout fiasco of 1954; the phantom slasher of Taipei in 1956; Belgium's recent Coca-Cola poisoning scare and the "mad gasser" of Mattoon, and more.


Author : Ecallaw Leachim
Publisher : Michael Wallace
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9780975699423

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Ratology by Ecallaw Leachim Pdf

Fun, Punchy and to the point - Ratology offers a whole new way to remove the logjams and confusions about who and what you are from your life, and to replace it with clarity, wisdom and common sense.

The Concealed Art of the Soul

Author : Jonardon Ganeri
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2007-07-05
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780199202416

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Jonardon Ganeri compares classical Indian and contemporary Western accounts of the self.

Fog Facts

Author : Larry Beinhart
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2006-08-04
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781568587165

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Everyone in the world knows what Bill Clinton did with Monica Lewinsky, or what happened to Brad and Jennifer, Katie and Tom. These factoids mysteriously capture the world's attention. But there's a flip side to this: fog facts. Fog facts are known but not known, the sort of things that journalists and political junkies know, but somehow the world does not. The "Downing Street Memo" is a fine example. This document revealed that the head of British intelligence had been informed by his Washington counterparts that the White House was cooking the books on the information it was using to justify a war in Iraq. Yet this was not big news in America. Why? In Fog Facts, Larry Beinhart tackles this question and shows how soft-core, public relations-style political lying has been raised to an art form.

Intellectual Morons

Author : Daniel J. Flynn
Publisher : Forum Books
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2004-09-21
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781400082698

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Why do well-educated antiwar activists call the president of the United States “the new Hitler” and argue that the U.S. government orchestrated the September 11 attacks? Why does Al Gore believe that cars pose “a mortal threat to the security of every nation”? Why does the Princeton professor known as the father of the animal rights movement object to humans eating animals but not to humans having sex with them—and why does PETA defend that position? In other words, why do smart people fall for stupid ideas? The answer, Daniel J. Flynn reveals in Intellectual Morons, is ideology. Flynn, the author of Why the Left Hates America, shows how people can be so blinded to reality by the causes they serve that they espouse bizarre, sometimes ridiculous, and often dangerous positions. The most influential social movements have spawned ideologues who do not care whether an idea is good or bad, true or false, but only whether it can serve their cause. It is startling how many Americans—and particularly how many media, academic, and political elites—fall for bad ideas. The trouble is, their lies become institutionalized as truth, and we all suffer as a result. In Intellectual Morons, Flynn reveals: •How rabid anti-Americans simply parrot the delusional claims of a few gurus •How the environmental movement, spawned by a “scientist” whose doomsday predictions are almost always wrong, has bred fanaticism, stupidity, and dishonesty •How the hero of the animal rights crowd is a crank who promotes infanticide and euthanasia •How a scientific fraud—and pervert—launched the sexual revolution •How abortion rights activists ignore (or cover up) the fact that their matron saint advocated eugenics and concentration camps •How our universities have become hothouses of leftist ideology •How historians and journalists have airbrushed history to turn a racial separatist into a civil rights icon Filled with jaw-dropping lapses in common sense from even our most celebrated opinion leaders, Intellectual Morons is a welcome reality check for the glaring excesses of today’s political and cultural debates. "This is a sophisticated pile driver of a book, guiding us through the wiles of great luminaries of the netherworld. And such liveliness in the writing, and such erudition. I was quite fascinated by Intellectual Morons."—William F. Buckley, Jr. "Intellectual Morons is exceptionally aptly named. The thought of all that brainpower going down the intellectual drain is sad, but Daniel Flynn's description of it is hilariously on point. This is must reading."—G. Gordon Liddy "Intellectual Morons is a delight—a wonderful intellectual history of the past hundred years. Flynn ably describes the purveyors of the bad ideas that have undermined our free society."—Burton W. Folsom, Jr., professor of history, Hillsdale College "A famous bit of folk wisdom says, 'You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.' Some of the crackpot notions now fashionable in academic circles, as here documented by Daniel Flynn, suggest that saying is an understatement. If you want to know how crazy, and scairy, intellectual morons can get, you have to read this book."—M. Stanton Evans, author of The Theme Is Freedom, contributing editor to Human Events

400 Year Old Room

Author : Meredith
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Page : 389 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2023-02-20
Category : History
ISBN : 9798823001380

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In the lives of every creature on earth are echoes of events that occurred a long long time ago. Events of unimaginable scale and violent beauty that connect all living things, their every action and decision, their every heartbeat, to the greatest story ever told. This is a tale 13.8 billion years in the making that has seen billions of stars and billions of worlds live and die to create the only planet we know that is home to life. From the stardust that built us to the cosmic ingredients that sustain us and the starlight that powers it all, this is the story of a universe that birthed the Black child. Every cell in the Black child’s body is linked to an ancient stream of energy connecting their life to the heart of a star and the imagination of God. This unbroken stream of Black history span vast reaches of time and space and stretches back to the very first notion of humanity. The Black man’s sole focus, the thing driving his very existence, is hunger. We hunt no man. We hunt for energy. But not for ourselves. We are desperate to feed the hungry minds of the Black child. We want to feed them truth in the knowledge of themselves and where they fit in the history of time’s holy universe. This primal impulse stems from a deep connection we have to our purpose that extends beyond the ghettoes, beyond this country, to Africa. This is Black history. This is Black power. Black power is more abundant than ever. It’s just hiding in plain sight of a universal consciousness of the might and power of God. This book is mere meditation offering intellectual vitamins on critical race theory, the politics of racism and the hidden history behind the tug-o-war over the American story.

The Sorrows of Empire

Author : Chalmers Johnson
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2007-04-01
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781429900515

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From the author of the prophetic national bestseller Blowback, a startling look at militarism, American style, and its consequences abroad and at home In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globe's "lone superpower," then as a "reluctant sheriff," next as the "indispensable nation," and now, in the wake of 9/11, as a "New Rome." Here, Chalmers Johnson thoroughly explores the new militarism that is transforming America and compelling its people to pick up the burden of empire. Reminding us of the classic warnings against militarism—from George Washington's farewell address to Dwight Eisenhower's denunciation of the military-industrial complex—Johnson uncovers its roots deep in our past. Turning to the present, he maps America's expanding empire of military bases and the vast web of services that supports them. He offers a vivid look at the new caste of professional warriors who have infiltrated multiple branches of government, who classify as "secret" everything they do, and for whom the manipulation of the military budget is of vital interest. Among Johnson's provocative conclusions is that American militarism is putting an end to the age of globalization and bankrupting the United States, even as it creates the conditions for a new century of virulent blowback. The Sorrows of Empire suggests that the former American republic has already crossed its Rubicon—with the Pentagon leading the way.

Food or War

Author : Julian Cribb
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 351 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2019-10-03
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781108712903

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For anyone concerned about the health, safety, affordability, diversity, and sustainability of their food - and the peace of our planet.

Painterly Perspective and Piety

Author : John F. Moffitt
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2014-01-10
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780786452262

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While the Renaissance is generally perceived to be a secular movement, the majority of large artworks executed in 15th century Italy were from ecclesiastical commissions. Because of the nature of primarily basilica-plan churches, a parishioner’s view was directed by the diminishing parallel lines formed by the walls of the structure. Appearing to converge upon a mutual point, this resulted in an artistic phenomenon known as the vanishing point. As applied to ecclesiastical artwork, the Catholic Vanishing Point (CVP) was deliberately situated upon or aligned with a given object—such as the Eucharist wafer or Host, the head of Christ or the womb of the Virgin Mary—possessing great symbolic significance in Roman liturgy. Masaccio’s fresco painting of the Trinity (circa 1427) in the Florentine church of Santa Maria Novella, analyzed in physical and symbolic detail, provides the first illustration of a consistently employed linear perspective within an ecclesiastical setting. Leonardo’s Last Supper, Venaziano’s St. Lucy Altarpiece, and Tome’s Transparente illustrate the continuation of this use of liturgical perspective.

Games of Mass Delusions

Author : Forest Grace
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Page : 142 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2013-04-27
Category : Religion
ISBN : 1481128108

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Religions and ideologies are increasingly becoming the fundamental cause of conflicts, pushing humanity ever closer to World War III; yet little has been revealed about their true origin. Religions and ideologies are actually originated from a mental disease. This disease thrives deep in the human psyche as a symbiosis between delusion and addiction. To be cured of the disease—to avoid another world-scale conflict—the human race needs to undergo serious “psychotherapy,” and that therapy rightfully should begin with a book. The physician author combines the academic features of a typical game with two specific yet related pathologies of the human brain. When he applies this integrated knowledge to analyze the world's major religions, ideologies, and their resulting conflicts, he discovers that all of these are games created by human imagination, nurtured and sustained by a vicious cycle between the two mental maladies of delusion and addiction.All of these games are phantoms and, in many ways, quite ludicrous. Nonetheless, the reader should refrain from contempt or derision because the weapons used in the games are indeed very real and becoming increasingly dangerous, threatening the survival of our species as well as the health of our planet.