Political Science

The Naked Crowd

Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age

Author: Jeffrey Rosen

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0375759859

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

View: 7688

Argues that in the effort to catch terrorists and prevent future terrorist attacks essential American rights to privacy and liberty are being violated and explains how legislation and technology can create an effective and reasonable balance between security and liberty.
Political Science

The Naked Crowd

Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age

Author: Jeffrey Rosen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588363570

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 515

In The Naked Crowd, acclaimed author Jeffrey Rosen makes an impassioned argument about how to preserve freedom, privacy, and security in a post-9/11 world. How we use emerging technologies, he insists, will be crucial to the preservation of essential American ideals. In our zeal to catch terrorists and prevent future catastrophic events, we are going too far—largely because of irrational fears—and violating essential American freedoms. That’s the contention at the center of this persuasive new polemic by Jeffrey Rosen, legal affairs editor of The New Republic, which builds on his award-winning book The Unwanted Gaze. Through wide-ranging reportage and cultural analysis, Rosen argues that it is possible to strike an effective and reasonable balance between liberty and security. Traveling from England to Silicon Valley, he offers a penetrating account of why well-designed laws and technologies have not always been adopted. Drawing on a broad range of sources—from the psychology of fear to the latest Code Orange alerts and airport security technologies—he also explores the reasons that the public, the legislatures, the courts, and technologists have made feel-good choices that give us the illusion of safety without actually making us safer. He describes the dangers of implementing poorly thought out technologies that can make us less free while distracting our attention from responses to terrorism that might work. Rosen also considers the social and technological reasons that the risk-averse democracies of the West continue to demand ever-increasing levels of personal exposure in a search for an illusory and emotional feeling of security. In Web logs, chat rooms, and reality TV shows, an increasing number of citizens clutter the public sphere with private revelations best kept to themselves. The result is the peculiar ordeal of living in the Naked Crowd, in which few aspects of our lives are immune from public scrutiny. With vivid prose and persuasive analysis, The Naked Crowd is both an urgent warning about the choices we face in responding to legitimate fears of terror and a vision for a better future. From the Hardcover edition.
Political Science

The Naked Crowd

Reclaiming Security and Freedom in an Anxious Age

Author: Jeffrey Rosen

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0375759859

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

View: 945

Argues that in the effort to catch terrorists and prevent future terrorist attacks essential American rights to privacy and liberty are being violated and explains how legislation and technology can create an effective and reasonable balance between security and liberty.
Jewish philosophy

The Naked Crowd

The Jewish Alternative to Cunning Humanity

Author: N.A

Publisher: Derusha Publishing

ISBN: 1935104020

Category: Jewish philosophy

Page: 231

View: 4272

Political Science

The Unwanted Gaze

The Destruction of Privacy in America

Author: Jeffrey Rosen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307766608

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 5051

As thinking, writing, and gossip increasingly take place in cyberspace, the part of our life that can be monitored and searched has vastly expanded. E-mail, even after it is deleted, becomes a permanent record that can be resurrected by employers or prosecutors at any point in the future. On the Internet, every website we visit, every store we browse in, every magazine we skim--and the amount of time we skim it--create electronic footprints that can be traced back to us, revealing detailed patterns about our tastes, preferences, and intimate thoughts. In this pathbreaking book, Jeffrey Rosen explores the legal, technological, and cultural changes that have undermined our ability to control how much personal information about ourselves is communicated to others, and he proposes ways of reconstructing some of the zones of privacy that law and technology have been allowed to invade. In the eighteenth century, when the Bill of Rights was drafted, the spectacle of state agents breaking into a citizen's home and rummaging through his or her private diaries was considered the paradigm case of an unconstitutional search and seizure. But during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, prosecutors were able to subpoena Monica Lewinsky's bookstore receipts and to retrieve unsent love letters from her home computer. And the sense of violation that Monica Lewinsky experienced is not unique. In a world in which everything that Americans read, write, and buy can be recorded and monitored in cyberspace, there is a growing danger that intimate personal information originally disclosed only to our friends and colleagues may be exposed to--and misinterpreted by--a less understanding audience of strangers. Privacy is important, Rosen argues, because it protects us from being judged out of context in a world of short attention spans, a world in which isolated bits of intimate information can be confused with genuine knowledge. Rosen also examines the expansion of sexual-harassment law that has given employers an incentive to monitor our e-mail, Internet browsing habits, and office romances. And he suggests that some forms of offensive speech in the workplace--including the indignities allegedly suffered by Paula Jones and Anita Hill--are better conceived of as invasions of privacy than as examples of sex discrimination. Combining discussions of current events--from Kenneth Starr's tapes to DoubleClick's on-line profiles--with inno-vative legal and cultural analysis, The Unwanted Gaze offers a powerful challenge to Americans to be proactive in the face of new threats to privacy in the twenty-first century. From the Hardcover edition.
Cooking

Cocktails for a Crowd

More Than 40 Recipes for Making Popular Drinks in Party-Pleasing Batches

Author: Kara Newman,Teri Lyn Fisher

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452109494

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

View: 6236

Shares recipes and advice for preparing cocktails in large batches, including punches, pitcher drinks, tiki and tropical drinks, and classic drinks, and offers lessons on balancing flavors as well as presentation ideas.
Law

Constitution 3.0

Freedom and Technological Change

Author: Jeffrey Rosen,Benjamin Wittes

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815724500

Category: Law

Page: 271

View: 6124

"Explores the challenges to constitutional values posed by sweeping technological changes such as social networks, brain scans, and genetic selection and suggests ways of preserving rights, including privacy, free speech, and dignity in the age of Facebook and Google"--
Mathematics

The Naked Future

What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?

Author: Patrick Tucker

Publisher: Current

ISBN: 1591847702

Category: Mathematics

Page: 268

View: 4746

The deputy editor of The Futurist magazine discusses the impact the increased use of computer-aided forecasting will have on everyday life, cataloging the possible benefits and potential abuses of predictive analytics over the next decade.
Juvenile Fiction

One in Every Crowd

Author: Ivan Coyote

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551524600

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 238

View: 2221

Lesbian storyteller Ivan E. Coyote’s first book for queer youth includes brand new stories and others culled from previous collections, inspired by the tragic increase in the number of teen suicides resulting from bullying. Funny, inspiring, and full of heart, these stories are about embracing and celebrating difference and feeling comfortable in one's own skin, no matter what the circumstance.
Social Science

The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 6037

Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.
Social Science

The Lonely Crowd

Author: David Riesman,Nathan Glazer,Reuel Denney

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300174144

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 2072

The Lonely Crowd is considered by many to be the most influential book of the twentieth century. Its now-classic analysis of the 'new middle class' in terms of inner-directed and other-directed social character opened exciting new dimensions in our understanding of the psychological, political, and economic problems that confront the individual in contemporary American society. The 1969 abridged and revised edition of the book is now reissued with a new foreword by Todd Gitlin that explains why the book is still relevant to our own era.
Social Science

The Naked Blogger of Cairo

Author: Marwan M. Kraidy

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674969502

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 8030

Across the Arab world, protesters voiced dissent through slogans, graffiti, puppetry, videos, and satire that called for the overthrow of dictatorial regimes. Investigating what drives people to risk everything to express themselves in rebellious art, Marwan M. Kraidy uncovers the creative insurgency at the heart of the Arab uprisings of 2010–2012.
Computers

The Digital Person

Technology and Privacy in the Information Age

Author: Daniel J Solove

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814740375

Category: Computers

Page: 283

View: 3031

In a revealing study of how digital dossiers are created (usually without our knowledge), the author argues that we must rethink our understanding of what privacy is and what it means in the digital age, and then reform the laws that define and regulate it. Reprint.
Fiction

The Naked and the Dead

50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author

Author: Norman Mailer

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 146685488X

Category: Fiction

Page: 722

View: 839

Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since enjoyed a long and well-deserved tenure in the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially for the occasion by Norman Mailer. Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows a platoon of Marines who are stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948 with the wisdom of a man twice Mailer's age and the raw courage of the young man he was, The Naked and the Dead is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing.
Sports & Recreation

Among the Thugs

Author: Bill Buford

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804150516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2634

They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.
Juvenile Fiction

The Emperor's New Clothes

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House

ISBN: 8771326707

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 27

View: 3063

Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.
Family & Relationships

Real Sex

Author: Lauren F. Winner

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781441218278

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 6102

SEX. Splashed across magazine covers, billboards, and computer screens--sex is casual, aggressive, and absolutely everywhere. And everybody's doing it, right? In Real Sex, heralded young author Lauren F. Winner speaks candidly to Christians about the difficulty--and the importance--of sexual chastity. With honesty and wit, she talks about her struggle to live a celibate life. Never dodging tough terms like "confession" and "sin," Winner grounds her discussion of chastity first and foremost in Scripture. She confronts cultural lies about sex and challenges how we talk about sex in church. Her biblically grounded observations and suggestions will be especially valuable to unmarried Christians struggling with the sexual mania of today's culture. Real Sex is essential reading for Christians grappling with chastity and a valuable tool for pastors.
Biography & Autobiography

The Truth About Trump

Author: Michael D'Antonio

Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250116961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8107

Who is the man shaking up the GOP? What does he really stand for? How far will he go in his pursuit of power? This is THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUMP He is one of the world’s most successful businessmen—and a man who many Americans love to hate. So how did Donald Trump become a serious contender in the race for the country’s highest office? His critics think his run for president is a marketing campaign for the Trump brand. His supporters believe that he can make America great again. The only thing both sides can agree on is that Trump is a man whose appetite for wealth, attention, power, and conquest is insatiable. In this up-close-and-personal biography, author Michael D’Antonio draws upon extensive and exclusive interviews with Trump himself to present the full story behind this American icon—from his early life to the headlines of today. “Carefully reported and fair-minded.”—USA Today “A brisk and entertaining read.” —The Washington Post Previously published in hardcover as Never Enough.
History

The Naked Communist

Author: W. Cleon Skousen

Publisher: Verity Publishing

ISBN: 0934364591

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 3262

This book is designed to bring the far-flung facts about Communism into a single volume. It contains a distillation of more than one hundred books and treatises—many of them written by Communist authors. It attempts to present the Communist in his true native elements, stripped of propaganda and pretense. Hence, the title, The Naked Communist. A panoramic study of Communism might easily degenerate into a long list of dates, names, and platitudes without helping the student to gain a genuine understanding of the history and philosophy of Marxist thought and Communism. Therefore, in this book, an attempt has been made to present Communism as the living, breathing force in the earth which it really is. The political development, the philosophy, the economic theory and the big names in international Communism have all been presented in their historical setting. This eBook includes the original index, illustrations, footnotes, table of contents and page numbering from the printed format.
Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Crowd Science

Author: G. Keith Still

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466579641

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 300

View: 7512

Includes Case Studies from a Range of Event Sites Introduction to Crowd Science examines the growing rate of crowd-related accidents and incidents around the world. Using tools, methods, and worked examples gleaned from over 20 years of experience, this text provides an understanding of crowd safety. It establishes how crowd accidents and incidents (specifically mass fatalities in crowded spaces) can occur. The author explores the underlying causes and implements techniques for crowd risk analysis and crowd safety engineering that can help minimize and even eliminate occurrences altogether. Understand Overall Crowd Dynamics and Levels of Complex Structure The book outlines a simple modeling approach to crowd risk analysis and crowds safety in places of public assembly. With consideration for major events, and large-scale urban environments, the material focuses on the practical elements of developing the crowd risk analysis and crowd safety aspects of an event plan. It outlines a range of modeling techniques, including line diagrams that represent crowd flow, calculations of the speed at which a space can fill, and the time it takes for that space to reach critical and crush density. It also determines what to consider during the event planning and approval (licensing/permitting) phases of the event process. Introduction to Crowd Science addresses key questions and presents a systematic approach to managing crowd risks in complex sites. It provides an understanding of the complexity of a site, that helps youplan for crowds in public places.