You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes and Cultural Myths

By Russ Kick

You Are Being Lied To is an important choice of articles that ruthlessly ruin the distortions, myths, and outright lies which are fed to us by means of the govt, the media, companies, historical past books, prepared faith, technological know-how and drugs, and society usually. nobody is spared, and all sacred cows are applicants for the grinder.

Do you think any of the following?

  • Alcoholics nameless is effective.
  • Hackers pose a grave chance to the nation.
  • There's a hidden code within the Bible.
  • The immense Bang is an hermetic fact.
  • Thousands of species have long gone extinct as a result of deforestation.
  • Licking sure toads gets you high.
  • Most terrorists are center Eastern.

Wake up! you are being lied to.

This ebook acts as a battering ram opposed to the distortions, myths, and outright lies which were shoved down our throats by means of the govt., the media, enterprises, equipped faith, the clinical institution, and others who are looking to preserve the reality from us. An exceptional staff of researchers--investigative newshounds, political dissidents, teachers, media watchdogs, scientist-philosophers, social critics, and rogue scholars--paints an image of an international the place an important tales are neglected or actively suppressed and the authentic model of occasions has extra holes in it than Swiss cheese. an international the place actual hazards are downplayed and nonexistent risks are trumpeted. briefly, an international the place you're being lied to.

Among the revelations inside:

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sydney Schanberg on John McCain's efforts to hide details on POW/MIAs
  • Howard Bloom on liars within the media
  • Riane Eisler at the realities of human nature
  • James Ridgeway on tainted blood and more
  • Jim Marrs on lacking facts in vital cases
  • Greenpeace cofounder Peter Moore on environmental myths
  • Michael Parenti on atrocities in Kosovo
  • Douglas Rushkoff at the info fingers race
  • Gary Webb at the gutless company media
  • Howard Zinn on Columbus

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The Porning of America: The Rise of Porn Culture, What It Means, and Where We Go from Here

By Carmine Sarracino

From the preferred Bratz dolls to the notorious pictures from Abu Ghraib, The Porning of America unearths that porn has turn into the mainstream-and the mainstream has turn into porn. Carmine Sarracino and Kevin Scott argue that porn has seeped into and been absorbed by means of each defining element of our tradition: language, leisure, model, advertisements, sexual habit, even politics. Cultural absorption is so entire that we not need to buy pornography to get porn simply because we more and more dwell porn on a regular basis.

In tracing porn's transformation-from the Civil battle to the golden age of comedian books within the Forties and Fifties to the grownup movie industry's golden decade of the Seventies and as much as today-the authors illustrate that what started in the dead of night alleys of yankee existence has now emerged as an unapologetic multibillion-dollar undefined. during this astonishingly complete e-book, Sarracino and Scott profile such "porn exemplars"-those who've been pivotal to the mainstreaming of porn-as Russ Meyer, Snoop Dogg, Jenna Jameson, and Paris Hilton; they rfile how mainstream ads makes use of porn tradition to promote advertisement items now to a fair more youthful, "tween" viewers; they usually pose an important questions: How has porn formed the way in which we view our personal and others' our bodies? Sarracino and Scott learn porned advertisements of every little thing from Clinique to Orbit gum to outdated Spice. How has porn motivated our relations and the way do present sexual behaviors, equivalent to the "hookup," mimic porn? The authors glance to MySpace and Craigslist for solutions. and the way does porn form our id, as members and as a country? Sarracino and Scott argue that the mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib uncovered our porned sensibilities.

Not an anti-porn diatribe, The Porning of America is resolutely pro-sex. Sarracino and Scott contend that, to utilize our hard-won sexual freedom, we needs to thoughtfully-and honestly-evaluate what may be freeing approximately porn in addition to what can be harmful. Nuanced, well timed, and pressing, The Porning of America will switch the way you see the area round you.

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Why Orwell Matters

By Christopher Hitchens

In this generally acclaimed biographical essay, Christopher Hitchens assesses the existence, the achievements, and the parable of the good political author and player George Orwell. In real emulative and contrarian variety, Hitchens is either admiring and competitive, sympathetic but severe, taking real degree of his topic as hero and challenge. Answering either the detractors and the fake claimants, Hitchens tears down the façade of sainthood erected by way of the hagiographers and rebuts the critics element by way of aspect. He examines Orwell and his views on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, in addition to his outlook on the USA, a rustic and tradition in the direction of which he exhibited a lot ambivalence. even if pondering empires or dictators, race or type, nationalism or pop culture, Orwell's ethical outlook continues to be imperative in an international that has gone through titanic alterations within the fifty years on the grounds that his dying. Combining the simplest of Hitchens's polemical punch and highbrow splendor in a tightly woven and refined argument, this e-book addresses not just why Orwell concerns this day, yet how he'll proceed to topic in a destiny, doubtful world.Christopher Hitchens, some of the most incisive minds of our personal age, meets Orwell at the web page during this provocative come across of wit, rivalry and ethical truth.

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Possession

By A. S. Byatt

National Bestseller
 
Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the 12 months, Possession is a thrilling novel of wit and romance, immediately an highbrow secret and victorious love tale. it's the story of a couple of younger students getting to know the lives of 2 Victorian poets. As they discover their letters, journals, and poems, and song their routine from London to Yorkshire—from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted a long way west of Brittany—what emerges is a rare counterpoint of passions and ideas. 

An exhilarating novel of wit and romance, an highbrow secret, and a successful love tale. This story of a couple of younger students discovering the lives of 2 Victorian poets turned an incredible bookseller favourite, after which directly to nationwide bestellerdom.

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Pop Goes the Weasel: The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

By Albert Jack

From the overseas bestselling writer of Red Herrings and White Elephants—a curious consultant to the hidden histories of vintage nursery rhymes.

Who was once Mary relatively opposite, or Georgie Porgie? How may perhaps hello Diddle Diddle provide a vital astronomy lesson? Do Jack and Jill truly characterize the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? And if Ring round the Rosie isn’t in regards to the plague, then what's it rather about?

This booklet is a unusual, curious, and infrequently sordid examine the reality at the back of renowned nursery rhymes that uncovers the unusual stories that encouraged them—from Viking raids to political riot to smuggling slaves to freedom.

Read Albert Jack's posts at the Penguin Blog.

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The Nations

By Ken Farmer, Buck Stienke

Winner - Laramie Award -  Classic Western - 2014
Finalist for the Elmer Kelton Awards.
 For lovers of Zane gray, Louis L'Amour, and Elmer Kelton, there is a new marshal in town.

THE countries sometimes called "Robber's Roost" and "No-Man's Land", was once appeared within the latter a part of the nineteenth century because the bloodiest and most deadly position on the earth. it's the yr 1885. A infamous band of outlaws, often called the "Larson Gang", has been terrorizing Arkansas, Missouri and the countries for years. pass judgement on Issac Parker, the putting pass judgement on, orders an all-out concerted attempt to trap the crowd and produce them to justice. "If they won't appreciate the legislation; then, by means of God, we'll lead them to worry it." Marshal Bass Reeves, the 1st black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi, with his accomplice Jack McGann, different deputies and Indian Lighthorse are tasked to take the youngest member of the group, Ben Larson, at the treacherous trip to castle Smith with their prisoner shackled to the mattress of the Tumbleweed Wagon. "It isn't the severity of the punishment that's the deterrent... however the sure bet of it." - pass judgement on Issac C. Parker. The international locations blends ancient and fictional characters to create a fast paced motion western.

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Enter the Babylon System: Unpacking Gun Culture from Samuel Colt to 50 Cent

A docu-style research of our fascination with the gun, from the point of view of the hip-hop generation.

The 2003 capturing dying of Toronto community-centre employee Kempton Howard placed the highlight on hip hop’s fixation with weapons. Media and police quickly blamed rap track and its stories of gang existence on bullet-ridden US streets for the emerging use of firearms in Canadian crime. have been those songs crafty money owed of a bad fact, or a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce have interviewed some of the significant avid gamers within the hip-hop global. As publishers of an award-winning journal of city tradition, they’d watched rap tune turn into a scapegoat for society’s a lot older and broadly unfold fascination with weapons. What follows is their foreign event to deconstruct smooth gun tradition in all its manifestations. Bascunan and Pearce search out hip-hop artists, unlawful gun runners, firearms aficionados and brands, museum curators, teachers, politicians, video-game creators, activists, sufferers of gun violence and the friends and family left behind.

Somewhere among Fast nutrients Nation, No Logo and a Michael Moore documentary, that includes sly sidebar fabric and unique paintings, Enter the Babylon System is a component outrageous journalistic pursuit and half passionate cri de coeur for sanity within the face of a society’s obsession.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Adbusters, Issue 94: Post Normal

AB94: put up Normal
(March/April 2011)

Featured during this issue:

inventive Director: Pedro Inoue
Micah White on a possible way forward for activism
Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen at the risks of bipolar medications
Manfred Max-Neef on barefoot economics
David Orrell questions the mythology at the back of neoclassical economics
We ask “What is normal?”

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Essential Manners for Men: What to Do, When to Do It, and Why

By Peter Post

Essential Manners for Men is helping males make the fitting judgements approximately what to do and say in each scenario that counts. Peter put up, great-grandson of Emily publish, distills the fundamental info males want for the entire very important roles they play in life.

Organized into 3 elements -- "Daily Life," "Social Life," and "On the activity" -- Essential Manners for Men resolves occasions that may stump even the savviest. Peter Post's recommendation is sharp-witted and brilliant, with assistance, packing containers, and candid anecdotes approximately his personal etiquette error. subject matters include:

  • The most vital behaviors to prevent and emulate on the health club, at paintings, at the golfing path, at domestic, out with associates, at a enterprise social occasion, and a kid's ball game

  • Tipping, driver's "ed-iquette," introductions, sportsmanship, and parenting
  • effectively sharing dwelling areas with a roommate, spouse, or wife -- from the bathroom seat to the handheld remote control to the kitchen sink
  • the right way to throw an exceptional celebration or be definitely the right guest
  • the best way to effectively navigate the company dinner
  • issues males do improper that make ladies wince, and issues males do correct that girls love
  • The five-step method to solve any state of affairs the place there's no etiquette "rule"
  • Short and shoot-from-the-hip sincere, Essential Manners for Men is a ebook no guy can find the money for to be without.

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    Bad Girls Need Love Too: Pleasure Yourself with Pulp Fiction

    By Gary Lovisi

    A Lust for Life
    Anxious to undress, those risky dolls ply their womanly wares to get no matter what they wish: males, energy and intercourse - plenty of intercourse. but to quench their fiery wishes they crave extra, even more. See, even sultry sinners lengthy for love.Bad ladies want Love Too is a frolicking occasion of pulp fiction floozies doomed to maintain searching for love in all of the improper areas. fortunately, repeating an identical mistake over and over hasn't ever been extra enjoyable, or outrageous.For extra approximately those hard-boiled vixens, stopover at BadGirlsNeedLove2.com.

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