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.
Die Konvergenz von Social Software, Web 2.0 und Semantic Web
Author: Andreas Blumauer,Tassilo Pellegrini
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Semantische Techniken zur strukturierten Erschließung von Web 2.0-Content und kollaborative Anreicherung von Web Content mit maschinenlesbaren Metadaten wachsen zum Social Semantic Web zusammen, das durch eine breite Konvergenz zwischen Social Software und Semantic Web-Technologien charakterisiert ist. Dieses Buch stellt die technischen, organisatorischen und kulturellen Veränderungen dar, die das Social Semantic Web begleiten, und hilft Entscheidungsträgern und Entwicklern, die Tragweite dieser Web-Technologie für ihr jeweiliges Unternehmen zu erkennen.
"E. Marcel Jones' new book The Naked Truth is a treasure chest full of wit and wisdom on the upheavals and struggles of 'living single.' Jones' real-life stories, his own struggles, and experiences are profound...yet revealing his skills as a prolific writer. This new and rising author is worth watching and his book a must read especially for singles and singles' ministry groups." Bonnie Oliver Brandon, M. DIV, M.A.R. Connecting Leader, National Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) Atlanta, GA Finally, a book intended for every SINGLE believer - engaged, widowed, divorced, or dating. No more dressed up lies about how to live successfully single. The time has come for Singles to know THE NAKED TRUTH! Christian writing phenomenon, E. Marcel Jones, addresses his personal struggles with relationships, sexual temptations, and a host of worldly issues while attempting to maintain his Christian values as a single man of God. He also captures the candid experiences and subsequent spiritual revelations of singles in search of purposeful living and healthy relationships. Readers will find his writing refreshing, innovative, and personable. E. Marcel Jones is an educator, minister, and inspirational speaker. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching, and will complete his Doctoral studies in 2009. Prior to completing this book, he published numerous magazine articles for single Christians and, for over 10 years, led his church's Singles Ministry. His testimony of devotion to God's service and personal declaration of an abstinent lifestyle have inspired many. He, his wife, and son reside in Memphis, Tennessee. To contact him, visit his website at www.emarceljones.com.
A humorous book covering Computer Service, User Groups, Vendors, Service Customers, Apple Computer (the Mother ship, ) and the Computer Dealership chain. The stories and chapters cover it all from the beginnings in 1980 to my happy retirement in 2005. I've 'Been there, Done that, and still have 300 T-Shirts to prove it.
50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author
Author: Norman Mailer
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
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.
My ambition when I started this book was to allow the readers a chance to use their own imaginations and to come to their own conclusions. Nicholas is a fable. It is about a man who somehow manages to live his own life to the fullest. There are also fifteen other unconventional short stories included in this book. To sum up, I just wanted to write a thought provoking book that would be fun to read.
On a hot, humid morning in May 1545, a joint conversion brigade of the Portuguese King and the Pope set out to spread Christ's message of love and compassion, but they leave behind a deathly trail of murder and mayhem. Armed with a monstrous cannon and scores of firearms, the brigade raids Princess Darshana Kamya Kathodi's palace in Tana, carrying for her and her people the King's inviolable conversion orderƒ sealed by the Pope's promise of a new heaven. The beautiful, 18-year-old tribal princess fights back with her ace archers' poison arrows. Revenge of the Naked Princess shows how brutal, forced conversions can blur the line between religion and carnage.This historical page-turner by veteran journalist-turned-novelist Oswald Pareira comes after the success of his widely-acclaimed, best-selling thriller The Newsroom Mafia.
The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy
Author: Susan N. Herman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
In this eye-opening work, the president of the ACLU takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. Over a decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans. From the Oregon lawyer falsely suspected of involvement with terrorism in Spain to the former University of Idaho football player arrested on the pretext that he was needed as a "material witness" (though he was never called to testify), this book is filled with unsettling stories of ordinary people caught in the government's dragnet. These are not just isolated mistakes in an otherwise sound program, but demonstrations of what can happen when our constitutional protections against government abuse are abandoned. Whether it's running a chat room, contributing to a charity, or even urging a terrorist group to forego its violent tactics, activities that should be protected by the First Amendment can now lead to prosecution. Blacklists and watchlists keep people grounded at airports and strand American citizens abroad, although these lists are rife with errors--errors that cannot be challenged. National Security Letters allow the FBI to demand records about innocent people from libraries, financial institutions, and internet service providers without ever going to court. Government databanks now brim with information about every aspect of our private lives, while efforts to mount legal challenges to these measures have been stymied. Barack Obama, like George W. Bush, relies on secrecy and exaggerated claims of presidential prerogative to keep the courts and Congress from fully examining whether these laws and policies are constitutional, effective, or even counterproductive. Democracy itself is undermined. This book is a wake-up call for all Americans, who remain largely unaware of the post-9/11 surveillance regime's insidious and continuing growth.
The adventure story exposed the unique and outrageous cultures of Nigerians, with more emphasis on the Ibo speaking tribe in the eastren part of the country. Nigeria is known as the giant of Africa. The book also portrays the flambouyant lifestyle of wealthy Nigerians, a lifestyle which has been the major source of evil in this society, and has led our youngsters to the edge of committing all sorts of dubious crimes and atrocities to meet up with the standards, circulating fake business letters abroad with the intent to dupe, ritual killings for sacrifice, demonic cults, child trafficking and many more. These practises have tarnished ruined the image and reputations of Nigerians all over the world. In this country we love money more than we love our God. It's very disgusting and appalling to see our churches turn places of worship into money making entities, contrary to the doctrine of religion brought to our country many years ago by white people. It's been said that "money, power, and sex" are the roots of all evil. Sex crime is at an alarming rate in our higher instituations. Professors have turned female students into their sex slaves to give them a passing grade in their classes. Despite all odds, we still have our unique qualities.
"What you hold in your hand may look like a chapbook, but it is a magic object, a cabinet of curiosities disguised as a meditation on 'the terrible and wondrous laws of leave-taking.' Inside, a ballet unfolds. Thumbelina drifts through a landscape of unsuitable suitors, and as secrets reveal and re-clothe themselves in shifting lights and shadows, we begin to see at work a renaissance specimen logic wherein spiders' webs, bruises on cherry blossoms, storm-battered coral reefs, and the whiskered inhabitants of ceynotes transform themselves into both marvelous new world and momento mori. This 19 poem collection confronts us with the transitory nature of shelters and hiding places, the inevitable stains on the new bed, the uncertainty of days to come." Hester L. Furey, author of little Fish
The Naked CEO's guide to achieving your dream, starting now From suspended schoolboy to disruptive CEO, Alex Malley, The Naked CEO, has led a life rich in successes and mistakes. Through it all he has learned a lot about what it takes to successfully build not only a big career, but also a big life. Gain insights from a successful CEO who's lived a big life. Be inspired by his unabashed real-life stories. Learn how to dream big and have the courage to pursue your passions and be willing to fail in that quest. Take the practical tips and apply them to your own career. Whether you're a student, jobseeker, professional, new to the workforce or just stuck in a rut, this book is your guide through the hurdles of the career journey to a big life. As a father of seven, Alex knows that this is the perfect book for parents or mentors looking to inspire the next generation. Career-readiness is a skill that people need. It can be learned the hard way, after years on the job and many potentially serious missteps, or it can be learned ahead of time by listening to those who have been there. The Naked CEO helps graduates, jobseekers, and professionals learn the lessons and limit their mistakes. Learn how to: Become a leader Successfully stand out and get noticed Harness the power of being yourself Network and create a profile Establish rapport with colleagues and turn around an under-performing team Get organised, spot opportunities, and learn how to say no Set priorities, build confidence, learn how to delegate, and more The Naked CEO is the truth you need to build a big life.
What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games? With the summer Olympics’ return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again. The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day to re-create the experience in all its compelling spectacle. Using firsthand reports and little-known sources—including an actual Handbook for a Sports Coach used by the Greeks—The Naked Olympics creates a vivid picture of an extravaganza performed before as many as forty thousand people, featuring contests as timeless as the javelin throw and as exotic as the chariot race. Peeling away the layers of myth, Perrottet lays bare the ancient sporting experience—including the round-the-clock bacchanal inside the tents of the Olympic Village, the all-male nude workouts under the statue of Eros, and history’s first corruption scandals involving athletes. Featuring sometimes scandalous cameos by sports enthusiasts Plato, Socrates, and Herodotus, The Naked Olympics offers essential insight into today’s Games and an unforgettable guide to the world’s first and most influential athletic festival. "Just in time for the modern Olympic games to return to Greece this summer for the first time in more than a century, Tony Perrottet offers up a diverting primer on the Olympics of the ancient kind….Well researched; his sources are as solid as sources come. It's also well writen….Perhaps no book of the season will show us so briefly and entertainingly just how complete is our inheritance from the Greeks, vulgarity and all." --The Washington Post From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall
Author: Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: North Point Press
From the theme resorts of Dubai to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, a disturbing but hilarious tour of the exotic east—and of the tour itself Sick of producing the bromides of the professional travel writer, Lawrence Osborne decided to explore the psychological underpinnings of tourism itself. He took a six-month journey across the so-called Asian Highway—a swathe of Southeast Asia that, since the Victorian era, has seduced generations of tourists with its manufactured dreams of the exotic Orient. And like many a lost soul on this same route, he ended up in the harrowing forests of Papua, searching for a people who have never seen a tourist. What, Osborne asks, are millions of affluent itinerants looking for in these endless resorts, hotels, cosmetic-surgery packages, spas, spiritual retreats, sex clubs, and "back to nature" trips? What does tourism, the world's single largest business, have to sell? A travelogue into that heart of darkness known as the Western mind, The Naked Tourist is the most mordant and ambitious work to date from the author of The Accidental Connoisseur, praised by The New York Times Book Review as "smart, generous, perceptive, funny, sensible."
The Ultimate Fast Track Guide to Wealth, Freedom and Fulfillment
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
This is a book about becoming a millionaire. Not through investment, although you may invest the money that you make. Not through savings, although you will be able to have some of those. And not through betting on the 4.10 at your local race track. This is a 'how to' book like no other, with seven possible paths, all leading to the same outcome. This is your book, not mine. If you do the things in this book you will become a millionaire - it's that simple. So what do you want to do? Be an authentic millionaire? Design a global brand? Start and grow your business? Avoid pitfalls? See what others don't? Become a professional speaker? Write a bestseller? Your book, your choice. This is a work of fact - if, and only if, you do something with it. Otherwise, it's a work of fiction.
Go ahead. Leave your loneliness behind. We all want to matter to someone, but the risks of relationship can seem far too great. It’s easier to just keep our distance. We fear embarrassment, misunderstandings, and even rejection, so we silently endure our loneliness. We work on trying to be nice–rather than being real–hoping that others will like us. Or we might simply give in to the path of least resistance–the life of hurry, impatience, and fatigue–which feels familiar and safe. We pay a terrible price to avoid authentic relationships. It’s time to stop denying your deepest longing–the desire to be known and loved. The Naked Soul shows you how to know and accept others, and how to be known and accepted by others. You can exchange the familiar but deadly territory of loneliness for the exhilaration of giving and receiving love. You don’t have to hide any longer. Break free from loneliness, be the person God created you to be, and start living a life that matters. From the Trade Paperback edition.
THE NAKED TRUTH is Graeme Blundell's personal insight into the early years of truly indepedent local theatre, the wild film industry of the seventies, the controversial rise of Australian television, and his role in each of them.