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  • A Weekly Review of the New York Times

    02/07/2015 6:21:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 7, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    Charles Blow is the gift that keeps on giving. In this week’s roundup of the inane and ridiculous from the op-ed pages of the New York Times, we return to Blow and by a not surprising coincidence, to Yale University. Last week Blow was fuming at Yale, where his son is a third year student. For reasons soon to be apparent, it is supremely ironic that in his column accusing Yale of institutional racism, Blow doesn’t even know his son’s major. He wrote that his son was majoring in chemistry, a notoriously tough discipline. Well, it turns out that Blow...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair 2

    11/16/2014 2:42:38 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 338 replies
    Poets, Friends, | November 16, 2014 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Most Important American You May Not Know

    09/21/2014 6:18:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 21, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    If you live in New York you may have heard of him, but outside the area his name may be a mystery. Robert Caro, famed author of four books on Lyndon Johnson, wrote his first book about him for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. The book was later named one of the one hundred greatest non-fiction books of the 20th century. The man is Robert Moses and the book is The Power Broker. The book was written in 1974 (celebrating its 40th anniversary.) I have owned it for about ten years and finally tackled it on my recent vacation....
  • 30 Writers Other Writers Loved To Hate

    07/18/2014 11:34:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 8, 2014 | Arianna Rebolini
    30 Writers Other Writers Loved To Hate
  • Heroines or Busybodies? Seattle women make an end run around an Idaho school board.

    04/23/2014 8:30:47 PM PDT · by crazycatlady · 21 replies
    Seattle Post- Intelligencer ^ | April 16 2014 | Joel Connelly
    Hundreds of Meridian, Idaho high school students signed a protest petition when their local school board banned Sherman Alexie' young adult novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a part-Time Indian" from their 10th grade curriculum. But a private fundraising drive, organized by two Washington women, has now raised enough money to buy a copy for each of the 350 students who protested...

    04/19/2014 12:28:33 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 7 replies
    Nuevo Accion ^ | April 18, 2014 | Armando Valladares
    GARCIA MARQUEZ, SNEAK AND AN ACCOMPLICE TO THE CRIMES OF FIDEL CASTRO By Armando Valladares April 18, Nuevo Accion (Translation from Spanish) All dictators and murderers have had staunch defenders; Stalin, Hitler and Fidel Castro. Perhaps the most heinous in that fauna supporting dictatorships, are writers, poets, and artists. I've been saying for decades that an honest intellectual has a commitment to society: telling the truth, fight for respect, for human dignity, and not to use the privilege to reach millions of people, to lie, and to skip over the historical reality. This is one of the biggest crimes...
  • (Exempt) Obamacare Authors Not Really on Board With This "Gut Obamacare" Idea

    11/13/2013 3:27:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/13/13 | David Weigel
    As she walked into the Senate's weekly party luncheon, Landrieu claimed that leadership was warming up to her bill. "Every day we pick up new sponsors," she said. When asked whether her bill would effectively gut the implementation of Obamacare, she shook her head. "That's not true," said Landrieu. "What my bill would do is allow 5 percent of the American people who had individual coverage, that were ensured as of such-and-such a date, to keep their insurance. My bill says permanently—there might be other bills that say two years or three years. Throughout that time, many of the people...
  • Tom Clancy never flunked English at Loyola

    10/14/2013 11:47:38 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/7/13 | George Matysek
    It certainly makes for a good story: a scrappy kid from Baltimore flunks out of an English class at what is now Loyola University Maryland only to become an international bestselling author. The problem is that the oft-told tale concerning Tom Clancy is just as fictitious as Jack Ryan. “It was an urban legend that just wouldn’t die,” said Carol Abromaitis, the English professor accused of giving Clancy an F in her class. For decades, Abromaitis urged English majors to let others know the truth. Her efforts bore little fruit. “One major said to me, ‘Of course not. It makes...
  • The man who turned rejection into a career

    08/05/2013 5:52:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-5-13 | Bob Greene
    Rejection -- even repeated rejection -- doesn't have to mean defeat. That, it turns out, is the lasting lesson of the Chuck Ross story. You may recognize the name; two Sundays ago, I wrote about J.K. Rowling, the spectacularly successful author of the Harry Potter books, and about how she has published a detective novel under the name Robert Galbraith. In the column, I recalled what a young and frustrated writer -- Chuck Ross -- did in the 1970s. To briefly recap: Ross had written a mystery novel that had been turned down everywhere he sent it. So, as an...
  • Get your book noticed, get you book bought

    09/20/2012 8:02:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jim Fletcher
    At Writer’s Bloc, I often talk about the marketing of books, because it seems so many authors still don’t understand the importance of it. That’s why, this week, I am going to touch on a couple points made by Michael Hyatt in his new book, “Platform.” To be fair, I’ve also reviewed it, but in this space, its contents are relevant. I wouldn’t agree with Hyatt about everything, of course, but frankly, his publishing knowledge is a resource that writers should use until there’s nothing left to wring-out. “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World,” is a true insider’s account...
  • Vanity finding a thread earlier today, Sunday, on authors to read.

    09/02/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT · by bamabound · 56 replies
    I need your help in locating a thread I was reading this AM. A fellow freezer was looking for authors to read, and he liked what I like, mysteries, spy novels... There were a bunch of comments and some new authors for me to read, but I cannot find it. I also can hide my own Easter eggs. Two authors I wanted to add to the list are Loren Eastleman and Walter Mosley. They have a bunch of series. I am reading the Leonid McGill (Mosley) and Amos Walker (Estleman) characters. Both are PI's, loners and hard boiled. Thanks in...
  • Need Help With Picking Out Books

    09/01/2012 1:21:23 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 95 replies
    9-1-2012 | Self
    I need help...I am a Vincy Flynn and Brad Thor wife has brought home from the library, and like Dale Brown books, I see right through their liberal is hard to find anything to fill the void while Vince and Brad ginn up the next me if you will with some authors who can hold my interest. Silva is ok, but I don't care about stealing a Rembrant painting...I like conspiracy, spy, etc.
  • Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' dies

    06/06/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT · by null and void · 28 replies
    KING5 ^ | June 6, 2012 at 7:54 AM
    <p>LOS ANGELES -- Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of "Fahrenheit 451," has died. He was 91.</p>
  • It was on my bucket list

    08/08/2011 2:40:18 PM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 37 replies
    vanity ^ | 28Jul11 | nolongerademocrat
    I finally completed a project that has been on my bucket list for years. I am celebrating completing my first novel. I'm now an author!!!!
  • Does anyone want to be "well-read?"

    04/21/2011 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 153 replies · 1+ views ^ | 04/16/11 | Roger Ebert
    "Death disports with writers more cruelly than with the rest of humankind," Cynthia Ozick wrote in a recent issue of The New Republic. "The grave can hardly make more mute those who were voiceless when alive--dust to dust, muteness to muteness. But the silence that dogs the established writer's noisy obituary, with its boisterous shock and busy regret, is more profound than any other. "Oblivion comes more cuttingly to the writer whose presence has been felt, argued over, championed, disparaged--the writer who is seen to be what Lionel Trilling calls a Figure. Lionel Trilling? "Consider: who at this hour (apart...
  • A Book Lover’s San Francisco

    12/05/2010 4:07:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2010 | GREGORY DICUM
    ON a balmy fall evening in the Mission District of San Francisco, hundreds of people spilled onto Valencia Street, where they chatted happily for a few minutes before pouring back into bookstores, cafes and theaters. ... ....Valencia Street around 20th Street is an excellent place for a visitor to begin. A cluster of shops — 826 Valencia; Borderlands, a science fiction and fantasy bookstore and connected cafe; Modern Times, a bookstore collective; and the used-book store Dog Eared Books — is surrounded by cafes and bars that host regular literary events..... ....John Durham, the owner, sat at a desk surrounded...
  • Jonah Goldberg Scheduled for C-Span/Book TV Sunday at Noon

    11/06/2010 9:48:16 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 2 replies
    C-Span2 | 7 November 2010 | C-Span2
    It's that time of the month again - no not that time - it's the first Sunday, time for C-Span2's BookTV In-Depth, featuring three hours of interview/questions and answers from maybe your favorite author. This being conservative month, the guest for today, November 7, is Jonah Goldberg, author of works including "Liberal Fascism" and "Proud to be Right". Goldberg will discuss his philosophy and writings, and reply to comments and questions from viewers' emails, phone calls, and Tweets. Program starts at noon EST.
  • Constitutional Rights & Free Pizza

    09/07/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 7, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Accuracy in Academia is featuring a true patriot and accomplished writer at its Constitution Day author’s night. Allie Duzett is the author of How To Save America: A Tactical Guide For Practical Patriots. “We must devote the time it takes on a personal level to fully understand our Founding Fathers’ intent,” she writes. “It is appropriate for us all to be experts on Constitutional intent.” “We must invest our time to understand our founding documents, including not just the Constitution, but also the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the writings of all our Founding Fathers.” “We must learn...
  • Rush Limbaugh – An Army Of One

    06/09/2010 1:47:29 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 50 replies · 146+ views ^ | 6-8-2010 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Book Review: Rush Limbaugh – An Army of One by Zev Chafets Rarely does a book come into my life and across my desk that I just can’t put down. This is one of them and I highly recommend you get a copy and read it. Chafets did a masterful job in writing this book. I have been listening to Rush Limbaugh since 2000. Being a political blogger, Rush has kept me sane, optimistic and motivated even when the going got tough. Always the scrapper, Rush Limbaugh gave me the strength to go on many times when I did not...
  • Doggie Author Bo Hoefinger Answers Dames' Dozen

    04/08/2010 7:33:05 AM PDT · by Kensy1 · 171+ views
    Dames of Dialogue ^ | Christy French
    I’d like to preface this by stating, as a dog lover, I truly appreciate what Bo is doing with his enjoyable and fun-to-read book. It’s dedicated to shelter workers, rescue groups, and animal welfare proponents, and 10% of the proceeds are donated to help homeless dogs and cats. Read Bo's adoption chapter following the interview. Welcome to Dames of Dialogue, Bo. You’re the first dog we’ve interviewed and this is one interview I’ve really looked forward to. Tell us about your book, Bad to the Bone, Memoir of a Rebel Doggie Blogger. First, let me say, I’m honored to be...
  • Vanity - Book/Author Suggestions for a 12/13 y/o Girl

    12/01/2009 6:14:54 PM PST · by highimpact · 84 replies · 1,521+ views
    highimpact | 11/31/09 | highimpact
    I'm seeking help finding a new author and/or book suggestions for my daughter for Christmas. She is 12 going on 13, and very smart (gifted student, genius IQ, home-schooled.) She is moving beyond her pre-teen books. I'm looking for books/authors that are early adult, without graphic sexual/horror situations. She enjoys mystery, history (fiction or non-fiction), adventure, and romantic comedy. She is a big fan of Brian Jacques and Gail Carson Levine.
  • Unmentionable: Best-Selling Conservative Books and the Networks that Ignore Them

    11/05/2009 9:33:41 AM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 6 replies · 712+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | September 8, 2009 | Matt Philbin and Zoe Ortiz
    Unmentionable: Best-Selling Conservative Books and the Networks that Ignore ThemResearch reveals a glaring imbalance in network coverage of liberal best-sellers and comparable conservative titles. Since the 1940s, an appearance on The New York Times Best-Seller List has been the mark of commercial success for any book. Authors with titles on the list can count on media attention to help sell even more copies. Unless they are conservatives. Conservative books and authors have been very successful recently, as evidenced by their showing on the best-seller list. Since January 2009, conservatives enjoyed 95 total weeks on the list, compared to just 80...
  • Who Wrote HR 3962 Affordable Health Care for America Act?

    In the prelude The names are written Dingell, Rangel, Waxman, Miller, Stark, Pallone, Andrews. Are these the exact author (s) of the atrocity? Anybody know?
  • Authors pour worst scorn on each other

    10/04/2009 8:10:05 AM PDT · by Saije · 18 replies · 2,507+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/4/2009 | Richard Woods
    IF you ever secretly think some books by famous authors are unreadable or just plain rubbish, take comfort. Many writers have thought the same. A new book of “literary invective” has brought together evidence of how writers really view other writers. It shows that some authors are at their most inventive and scabrous when sinking their teeth into other literary stars. Take Jane Austen, one of the most revered and enduring English authors. Mark Twain, the American writer, was so irritated by Austen that he wrote in one letter: “Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig...
  • King Urges Protection for U.S. Authors in "Libel Tourism" Hearing

    02/15/2009 6:23:34 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 12 replies · 854+ views
    A House committee held an important hearing Thursday morning on the issue of "libel tourism." That's the practice of bringing libel suits against American authors in other nations, particularly the United Kingdom, where First Amendment protections do not apply and where the burden of proof is placed on the defendant rather than on the plaintiff. Saudi Arabian businessman Khalid bin Mahfouz has brought several such lawsuits, winning a default judgment against American researcher Rachel Ehrenfeld for her book Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It, and forcing a Cambridge University Press to destroy copies of the...
  • Edgar Allan Poe: life, death and everything strange and unknown in between

    01/19/2009 11:58:01 AM PST · by handsomefurs · 5 replies · 616+ views
    Edgar Allan Poe was plagued by addictions, and his life was cut too short. The mysteries of his life were as complex as those conveyed in his stories and poetry. Today is the 200th anniversary of his birthday.
  • Kurt Vonnegut Was Dead Before He Died

    04/15/2007 4:52:26 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 76 replies · 2,594+ views
    In These Times ^ | 08-06-04 | Kurt Vonnegut
    I Love You, Madame Librarian By Kurt Vonnegut August 6, 2004 I, like probably most of you, have seen Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. Its title is a parody of the title of Ray Bradbury’s great science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451. This temperature 451° Fahrenheit, is the combustion point, incidentally, of paper, of which books are composed. The hero of Bradbury’s novel is a municipal worker whose job is burning books. And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over...
  • 2 authors explore the GOP's distress

    05/07/2006 2:27:02 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 213 replies · 2,657+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 7, 2006 | Thomas Lipscomb
    The Republican Party is uneasy as it shambles toward the crucial 2006 congressional elections. Many of its supporters claim to feel demoralized, if not seduced and abandoned, by the conservative president they thought they elected in 2004. With President Bush's Nixonian economic policies and unwillingness to curtail federal spending, and the Republican faithful as confused as everyone else about the Iraq War, this is a good time to gain some political perspective from two veteran architects of the Reagan Revolution. In the midst of another difficult political predicament, Germany's Iron Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, once said he had finally found...
  • Dan Simmons (Time Traveler author), gets it.

    04/23/2006 6:56:34 AM PDT · by Paradox · 3 replies · 695+ views
    Dan Simmons Website forum ^ | 4-17-2006 | Dan Simmons
    "The invasion of Iraq was not an act of revenge or justice. (Just as the bombing of the Ploesti fields was not an act of pique at the occupied Romanians.)From the Time Traveler's perspective -- and from the Bush Administration's perspective -- the Iraq invasion is seen as the second move in a very serious chess game in which the only absolute goal is to neutralize an opponent's ability (and stated goal) to acquire and deliver weapons of mass destruction more devastating than fully fueled Boeing 737's."......" The point here is that we can argue that the second move in...
  • The Fallaci Code

    03/26/2006 8:17:20 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 21 replies · 1,253+ views
    L. A. Weekly : Books ^ | March 15, 2006 | Brendan Bernhard
    The Fallaci Code By Brendan Bernhard March 17, 2006 -- Oriana Fallaci asks: Is Muslim immigration to Europe a conspiracy? In The Force of Reason, the controversial Italian journalist and novelist Oriana Fallaci illuminates one of the central enigmas of our time. How did Europe become home to an estimated 20 million Muslims in a mere three decades? How did Islam go from being a virtual non-factor to a religion that threatens the preeminence of Christianity on the Continent? How could the most popular name for a baby boy in Brussels possibly be Mohammed? Can it really be true that...
  • Letter from Robert Jordan (diagnosed with amyloidosis)

    03/24/2006 2:16:43 PM PST · by kingu · 11 replies · 418+ views
    Locus Online ^ | March 23rd, 2006 | Robert Jordan/Jim Rigney
    Dear Locus, I have been diagnosed with amyloidosis. That is a rare blood disease which affects only 8 people out of a million each year, and those 8 per million are divided among 22 distinct forms of amyloidosis. They are distinct enough that while some have no treatment at all, for the others, the treatment that works on one will have no effect whatsoever on any of the rest. An amyloid is a misshapen or misfolded protein that can be produced by various parts of the body and which may deposit in other parts of the body (nerves or organs)...
  • Washington Post Elevates Muslim Savagery to “Movement” Status

    02/16/2006 5:21:10 PM PST · by forty_years · 29 replies · 1,007+ views ^ | February 16, 2006 | Andrew Jaffee
    Rome paid tribute to the barbarians clamoring at her gates. It didn't do any good. Paying ransom only postponed the inevitable sacking, burning, and looting of the empire's capital. The UK's Neville Chamberlain sought to pacify Hitler, only to see Brits hiding in basements from the blitzkrieg a few years later. Instead of remembering history's lessons, the Washington Post today indulges in feel-good, intellectual rationalization of Muslim intolerance and hatred. In a 5-page manifesto entitled, "Anatomy of the Cartoon Protest Movement," authors Anthony Shadid and Kevin Sullivan exercise unlimited poetic license, calling Islamist hooliganism "a rare moment of empowerment among...
  • I'm Very Angry

    02/04/2006 7:21:41 PM PST · by Mills7575 · 9 replies · 358+ views
    Jeffrey Michael Miller ^ | 02/04/2006 | Jeffrey Michael Miller
    I'm very angry because I'm sick and tired of what I see as deception and dishonesty within the literary community. It's been going on for far to long and nobody seems to want to pay attention to it or to care about it. I love my publisher which is Publishamerica and it's a first rate Publisher however I have seen firsthand with my own eyes individual authors that meet on discussion boards asking each other to do reviews of one anothers books that most always turn out to be four or five star reviews. These people then go on every...
  • Calling More Christian Writers

    09/17/2005 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 644+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 09-17-05 | Terry Mattingly
    by Terry Mattingly Other Articles by Terry Mattingly Calling More Christian Writers 09/17/05 It was hard for businessman Jim Russell to pick up his local newspaper without thinking about one simple church statistic. According to the Yellow Pages, there were 400 churches in and around Lansing, Michigan. That meant there were 400-plus ministers and many thousands of lay people who either read the newspaper or decided not to. Surely, he thought, these readers must have some kind of reaction to what they saw in the news. Yet Russell kept looking — usually without success — for letters to the editor offering...
  • Palestinian Authority: 'Banishment and defeat' [Disengagement encouraging terrorism?]

    08/12/2005 3:36:24 AM PDT · by familyop · 14 replies · 436+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12AUG05 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The Arabic word indihar is being used these days by Palestinians who view Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank as a victory for the al-Aksa intifada, which erupted in September 2000. And there appears to be a growing number of Palestinians who are truly convinced that the pullout is nothing but a retreat achieved through the blood of thousands of shahids, or martyrs. Still, many also consider it a conspiracy designed to tighten Israel's grip on the West Bank and Jerusalem. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic translates indihar as "banishment and defeat." Hamas...

    07/26/2005 12:08:23 PM PDT · by YoungKentuckyConservative · 5 replies · 266+ views
    dennisfishel ^ | 7/26/2005 | Dennis E. Fishel
    MY STRAIGHT LINE LEARNING CURVE Learning can be a slow process for me. It never ceases to amaze me how amazed I can still get when some factoid finally manages to bore a hole in my skull and jump in. I mean, not to sound too self-congratulatory or anything, but when you're nearing the end of your sixth decade, you start thinking there aren't too many surprises left. So imagine my surprise when one of those surprises that had been lagging for 58 plus years decided to finally show up. The occasion was the Monday morning writers' group I regularly...
  • Islamic Terror? Never Heard of It - (Brit writer says Koran no more aggressive than the Bible!)

    07/14/2005 4:33:42 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 21 replies · 598+ views
    After the 7/7 London bombings many have raced to renounce the phrase “Islamic terrorism.” A London Anglican priest named Paul Hawkins said in a sermon: “We can name the people who did these things as criminals or terrorists. We must not name them as Muslims.” It may seem odd to deny to the likely perpetrators of the bombings the name that they themselves prize above all others, but such are the politically correct dogmas that prevail in most contemporary public discourse. No one is better versed in those dogmas, or more relentless in her pursuit of any dissenters from them...
  • Dear Ms Mystery Writer(My Book Report)

    04/14/2005 3:58:04 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 11 replies · 665+ views
    04/14/05 | vanity
    Dear Ms Mystery Writer, I'm not going to mention the title of your book,because I stopped reading it about halfway through.(Fortunately, I had only borrowed it from the library .) Okay:You started out fairly well. I was able to wade through the relationship between the heroine (Is it still all right to use that word ?) and her demandingly pregnant sister (Pregzilla),because,after a while,our heroine (Dr.Smuglisexi) was called to the scene of a probable suicide. Once on the scene,she made some VERY sharp observations: correctly identifying the victim's condition as the result of a fall,instead of the apparent sexual assault...
  • Interesting Experiment for Freepers

    04/11/2005 12:47:08 PM PDT · by LS · 47 replies · 1,062+ views
    self | 4/11/05 | LS
    Freepers, my agent told me he had come across reports that suggested that the Amazon rankings of books are partly (even mostly) driven by "hits" on that book's site as opposed to "scans" of actual sales. I'd appreciate some help testing this: I will list three Freeper books, and ask you each to go to their Amazon site. Let's see if there is a sudden change in the numbers. (PS, if you think I'm going this to bump up my own Amazon ratings, then please ignore my book and JUST do the other two.) Matthew Bracken, "Enemies, Foreign and Domestic."...

    01/11/2005 5:40:52 AM PST · by FreeMarket1 · 18 replies · 795+ views ^ | Jan 11, 2005 | by staff reports
    Jan 11, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.comby staff reports Edited by David H. Smith, Newsbriefs Correspondent ECONOMIST MAGAZINE SHOWS TRUE COLORS FreeMarketNews.Com, Jan. 11, 2005 – The Economist Magazine is at it again. The magazine that many incorrectly associate with free-markets and entrepreneurialism has released another analysis of an international social, political and cultural trend that ducks the hard questions and predictably proposes more government as a solution. Even a cursory read of the Economist will find many of its articles focus not on entrepreneurialism but on governmental issues and policies, from big countries to small, with nary a question as to...
  • When History Isn't - (Growing trend toward biased opinion disguised as historical truth)

    12/26/2004 8:56:05 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 739+ views
    In 2000, Michael Bellesiles published what the nation took to be a groundbreaking work of history. His book, Arming America, argued that Revolutionary Americans disdained gun ownership. He said the idea that individuals had a right to bear arms came from a myth created in the post Civil War era in order to justify the new boom in gun ownership. The book was an instant hit. Walter Wink of Christian Century flatly stated that the book "debunks this myth [of widespread gun ownership]" (March 21, 2001). In Insight on the News, Phillip Gold called it "a brilliant history with unintended...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • UN Threatens Authors Of 'Racy' Expose

    05/02/2004 4:01:01 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 125+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-5-2005 | Charles Laurence
    UN threatens authors of 'racy' exposé By Charles Laurence in New York (Filed: 02/05/2004) The United Nations has threatened to fire two officials who wrote an expose of sleaze and corruption during its peacekeeping missions of the 1990s. Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary-General, is understood to have favoured an attempt to block publication of the memoir, Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures, a True Story from Hell on Earth, due to be published next month. Still reeling from the Iraqi oil-for-food scandal, officials in the upper echelons of the UN are alarmed by the promised revelations of wild sex parties,...
  • A tale of two books -- one critical of Clinton, one critical of Bush

    04/07/2004 10:03:40 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 227+ views ^ | 4/08/04 | Larry Elder
    "Counterterrorism czar" Richard Clarke spent nearly 30 years in government service, including eight years in that capacity during the Clinton administration and briefly retained by the current Bush administration.Now comes Clarke's book, "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror," in which he accuses the Bush administration of ignoring the terror threat, yet claims that President Clinton gave terrorism the highest priority. But during Bill Clinton's administration, when Clarke served during the entire time as "counterterrorism czar," Clinton failed to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. Indeed, on Clinton's watch, numerous extremist Islamic-inspired terrorist attacks occurred: 1993 attack on the...
  • Who Really Wrote the Gospels?

    01/07/2004 6:49:39 PM PST · by Salvation · 128 replies · 1,631+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | 2003 | Fr. William Saunders
    Who Really Wrote the Gospels?    FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS I recently attended a religious education workshop, and the teacher said that the Gospels were written by the early Church community probably between the years 200 and 300, not by St. Mark, etc. I find this strange. If this is true, then the Gospels really don't tell us much about Jesus but seem more "made up" by later believers.  The notion that the Gospels are the product of the early Church community in the third century is "strange" indeed. However, we must be aware that a lot of "strange" things have...
  • Safra V´Seiyfa: Visiting Kfar Darom

    06/24/2003 10:55:31 AM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 205+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 24 June 2003 | Yaffa Ganz
    It was Shavua Hasefer HaIvri - Hebrew Book Week - an annual Israel book fest, which draws Israelis from all walks of life. They come in droves with their babies and children to view, touch, thumb through the thousands of new, and tens-of-thousands of old, books published in Israel. All the major publishers, and most of the minor ones, put their books on display in cities and settlements across the land at discount prices. If you didn´t buy a book all year long, you´ll buy one now. Other book activities take place this week, as well. Authors are at a...
  • New York publishers shift right in a drive for readers [More books with a conservative bent] (AP)

    05/24/2003 6:02:45 AM PDT · by summer · 32 replies · 903+ views
    AP ^ | 5/21/03 | Hillel Italie
    <p>NEW YORK -- The success of Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, and other conservative authors has led many publishers to turn more to the right.</p> <p>The operators of the Book-of-the-Month Club announced yesterday that they are forming a new club, as yet unnamed, devoted to works with a conservative point of view. Within the past month, Penguin Putnam and the Crown Publishing Group have started branches with a conservative bent.</p>
  • Free to Good Home: My Collection of Conservative Books

    02/17/2003 11:20:34 AM PST · by applemac_g4 · 11 replies · 204+ views
    Hello everyone; I'm busily downsizing my life right at the moment preparing to go to grad school and live out of the trunk of my car (well, not really). But things that take up space are on the chopping block. One of them is my collection of conservative books. I've read them all, and they've been collecting dust. Yes, it's not a huge collection by any means, but it's there. Rather than Ebay them to someone who is probably going to resell them or have a garage sale, I'm going to give (yes, all you have to do is reimburse...
  • Guns and 'Slander': Who is lying to whom?

    08/26/2002 2:47:48 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 13 replies · 234+ views
    Union Leader ^ | August 26 2002
    TWO YEARS AGO, "historian" Michael Bellesiles gained national fame for his book, "Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture," in which he posited that gun ownership in early America was rare and that there was no historical basis on which to claim that the Second Amendment protected individual rights to bear arms. His book won the Bancroft Award, the highest American award for a history book. Then objective reporters and historians began picking apart his book. What they found was a mountain of lies. Bellesiles left out most historical evidence that contradicted his theory — evidence which...