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Jock Stewart Strikes Back
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,100. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Vanilla Heart Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Since modern-day journalism is going to hell in a hand basket and/or nowhere fast, Jock Stewart strikes back by categorizing news events as satirical, outlandish, strange or political. Nonetheless, according to informed sources, the use of this volume as a journalism textbook has not been authorized anywhere the world is right as rain.
Fuite de l'Absolu: Observations cyniques sur l'Occident postmoderne. volume I
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,300. Language: French. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Deconstruction
En Occident, nos élites affirment que l’on peut vivre sans religion. L’anthropologie indique plutôt que toute civilisation est enracinée dans une vision du monde, une religion. Il faut se demander alors quelle est la religion occidentale dominante de l’Occident? Quelles sont ses croyances fondamentales? Quels groupes la propagent et quels sont ses mythes, ses rituels et méthodes de recrutement?
News Muse: Humorous Poems Inspired by Strange News
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
News Muse is a collection of news-related, humorous poems. Strange news inspires the author to write poems full of humor, wordplay, rhythm and rhyme. The subject matter is anything but the ordinary. One poem describes the text message of a desperate cow to her beloved; another tells the story of a tourist participating in the search for herself in Iceland. Includes links to the inspiring articles.
Media Under Fire
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 28,300. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology
The role of the mass media under authoritarian rule in Argentina and Brazil.
Operation Mockingbird
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 72,740. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Journalist Matt Connelly, a Miami reporter, returns home from Afghanistan eager to resume his once successful writing career. He soon learns that a powerful PR firm is manufacturing news and feeding this propaganda to an unsuspecting public. Reporters who don’t go along are being intimidated, tortured – or worse. This firm will stop at nothing to maintain the “spin” – including murder. Matt Conn
Escape 'the Matrix': Breaking Free of Illusions for an Authentic Meaningful Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,400. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Jake Lyron examines the 'Matrix' of illusions the world has ended in through the domination of media, the digital world and super-consumerism. He shows how this apparent advancement has eroded happiness and wellbeing and offers as a solution a simpler way of life in accord with nature and traditional values. Illuminating for the problem, inspiring for the solution.
Empathism: A Short Psychological Analysis of Social Media
Price: Free! Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
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A short explanation of the motivation behind social media sharing and why we post what we post.
Poncho and Sammy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,930. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Ridley Dunham, a successful but bored comic strip artist, takes his lovable characters into uncharted territory with the introduction of Odin the Rottweiler. The reactions from his readers, television pundits, government agencies, and militia member Harry Schmidt, however, are something of a magnitude he could not have anticipated.
Harvard Law Review: Volume 127, Number 2 - December 2013
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 175,430. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Jurisprudence, Nonfiction » Law » Legal theory
The December 2013 issue of Harvard Law Review is dedicated to the late Ronald Dworkin, with In Memoriam essays. The issue has an article by David Pozen, "The Leaky Leviathan: Why the Government Condemns and Condones Unlawful Disclosures of Information." The issue adds essays by Nicola Lacey and Geoffrey Shaw examining a previously lost writing by H.L.A. Hart on discretion, and Hart's own essay.
Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume I.
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 174,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Essay » Sociology
Does “religious belief” concern only those believing in some form of the supernatural or is everyone religious? What if religion was simply a set of beliefs enabling us to make sense of our lives? Might even "secular" Western elites be religious? How would this affect our view of the history of Western civilisation? Can science play a role in religion?