The Death of Truth Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

The Death of Truth


  • Author : Michiko Kakutani
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525574835

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The Death of Truth Excerpt :

A Pulitzer Prize-winning critic takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to the gathering storm of fake news and presents a path forward for truth-challenged times.

The Death of Truth Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

The Death of Truth


  • Author : Michiko Kakutani
  • Publisher : Tim Duggan Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525574842

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The Death of Truth Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize–winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America’s retreat from reason We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases. How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? This decline began decades ago, and in The Death of Truth, former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to this gathering storm. In social media and literature, television, academia, and politics, Kakutani identifies the trends—originating on both the right and the left—that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns us to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant. With remarkable erudition and insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and points toward a new path for our truth-challenged times.

The Death of Truth Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

The Death of Truth


  • Author : Michiko Kakutani
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008312794

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From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West’s retreat from reason. ‘The Death of Truth is destined to become the defining treatise of our age’ David Grann ‘The first great book of the Trump administration ... essential reading’ Rolling Stone

The Death of Truth Book

The Death of Truth


  • Author : Dennis McCallum
  • Publisher : Bethany House Publishers
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1556617240

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The Death of Truth Excerpt :

Whatever Happened to Truth?America is in the midst of a revolution in thinking that impacts every conceivable aspect of life. Postmodernism, the guiding spirit of our times, teaches that things like reason and rationality are cultural biases, and that truth--especially God's truth--doesn't exist. A society that forsakes truth believes thatAll lifestyles, religions, and worldviews are equally validThe only real sin is criticizing someone else's views or moral choicesOpinions matter as much as evidenceReality is in the mind of the beholder.Not since Charles Darwin confronted Christians with his doctrine of naturalistic evolution has the church faced a challenge for which it is so ill-prepared. We are witnessing The Death of Truth.

Ex Libris Book

Ex Libris


  • Author : Michiko Kakutani
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525574972

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"From "the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world" (Vanity Fair) comes 100 personal, thought-provoking essays of the life-changing books she wouldn't want you to miss--beautifully illustrated throughout"--

The Truth About Death and Dying Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Truth About Death and Dying


  • Author : Rui Umezawa
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385673334

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The Truth About Death and Dying Excerpt :

“Yasu was simply crazy. But no crazier than the rest of the war.” Rui Umezawa’s first novel weaves in and out of the lives of three generations of the Hayakawa family, starting during World War II in Japan and ending in present-day Toronto. The story is tragic, hilarious, lyrical and universal, tracing the legacy of war and the past on one family’s fortunes and memories. Film director Atom Egoyan says: “This ambitious debut creates a dense world of overlapping events -- from the smallest details of domestic life to the grandest scale of atrocity and horror. Rui Umezawa presents this unique world of cause and effect with a carefully harnessed sense of despair, yearning and beauty.” Maimed physically and emotionally, Shoji Hayakawa leaves the devastation of post-war Japan and moves to the University of Milwaukee to teach physics. His father, Yasujiro, was the doctor in the village of Kitagawa, and an outspoken pacifist in dangerous times. Shoji and his wife Mitsuyo still recall their wartime childhood: bartering for food, evacuation to the countryside, returning to the burnt remains of the cities. Transplanted into suburban America, Mitsuyo’s mother will watch life through the windows, marvelling at how absurdly people act even when they have everything they need: food, water, clothes, and no bombs. Shoji has two sons, Toshi and Kei. Toshi is a gentle boy but sees the world with an abnormal intensity. Objects seem to speak to him. He has to lock himself in a closet to concentrate on his homework, and lies face down in the school corridor with his forehead pressed against the cool linoleum to calm himself. Exuberant but noisy, he is stopped from taking piano lessons. He is an embarrassment to his mother and to his angry brother Kei, who leaves for Canada to build a career as a rock musician. Mitsuyo, so demanding of Kei, considers Toshi insane and never expects anything of him. Yet Toshi, full of imagination, finds humour and wonder in the world. Quill an

Coronavirus and the Strange Death of Truth Book

Coronavirus and the Strange Death of Truth


  • Author : Brian Patrick Bolger
  • Publisher : Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-08-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839757754

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'Coronavirus and the Strange Death of Truth' shows the links between Coronavirus and the globalisation of modernity. The book exposes the destruction of Freedom and Liberty through the Elites manipulation of Media, Social Media and Technology. The book calls for a departure from the Liberal model and a return to a path of Moral Virtue, Family and Community

The Death of Expertise Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Death of Expertise


  • Author : Tom Nichols
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190469436

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The Death of Expertise Excerpt :

Technology and increasing levels of education have exposed people to more information than ever before. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism. Tom Nichols' The Death of Expertise shows how this rejection of experts has occurred: the openness of the internet, the emergence of a customer satisfaction model in higher education, and the transformation of the news industry into a 24-hour entertainment machine, among other reasons. Paradoxically, the increasingly democratic dissemination of information, rather than producing an educated public, has instead created an army of ill-informed and angry citizens who denounce intellectual achievement. When ordinary citizens believe that no one knows more than anyone else, democratic institutions themselves are in danger of falling either to populism or to technocracy or, in the worst case, a combination of both. An update to the 2017breakout hit, the paperback edition of The Death of Expertise provides a new foreword to cover the alarming exacerbation of these trends in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election. Judging from events on the ground since it first published, The Death of Expertise issues a warning about the stability and survival of modern democracy in the Information Age that is even more important today.

The Great Cover Up Book

The Great Cover Up


  • Author : Gerard Murphy
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-06-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788410427

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Why were both sides of the Civil War divide so evasive when it came to the death of Michael Collins? Why were they still trying to effect cover-ups as late as the 1960s? Determined to find the truth despite the trails of deception left by many of the key players, Gerard Murphy, a scientist, looked in detail at the evidence. Previous researchers have tended to concentrate on the reminiscences of survivors. Murphy instead focuses on information that appeared in the immediate wake of the ambush, before attempts could be made to conceal the truth. He also examines newly released material, and has carried out a forensic analysis of the ambush site based on photographic evidence of the aftermath recently discovered in a Dublin attic. These investigations have unearthed significant new evidence, overlooked for almost a century, that seriously questions the version of events currently accepted by historians.

The Death of Politics Book

The Death of Politics


  • Author : Peter Wehner
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 006282080X

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The New York Times opinion writer, media commentator, outspoken Republican and Christian critic of the Trump presidency offers a spirited defense of politics and its virtuous and critical role in maintaining our democracy and what we must do to save it before it is too late. "Any nation that elects Donald Trump to be its president has a remarkably low view of politics." Frustrated and feeling betrayed, Americans have come to loathe politics with disastrous results, argues Peter Wehner. In this timely manifesto, the veteran of three Republican administrations and man of faith offers a reasoned and persuasive argument for restoring "politics" as a worthy calling to a cynical and disillusioned generation of Americans. Wehner has long been one of the leading conservative critics of Donald Trump and his effect on the Republican Party. In this impassioned book, he makes clear that unless we overcome the despair that has caused citizens to abandon hope in the primary means for improving our world--the political process--we will not only fall victim to despots but hasten the decline of what has truly made America great. Drawing on history and experience, he reminds us of the hard lessons we have learned about how we rule ourselves--why we have checks and balances, why no one is above the law, why we defend the rights of even those we disagree with. Wehner believes we can turn the country around, but only if we abandon our hatred and learn to appreciate and honor the unique and noble American tradition of doing "politics." If we want the great American experiment to continue and to once again prosper, we must once more take up the responsibility each and every one of us as citizens share.

Death of the Liberal Class Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Death of the Liberal Class


  • Author : Chris Hedges
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2010-10-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568586489

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Death of the Liberal Class Excerpt :

For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class -- the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions -- have collapsed. In its absence, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion. In this searing polemic Chris Hedges indicts liberal institutions, including his former employer, the New York Times, who have distorted their basic beliefs in order to support unfettered capitalism, the national security state, globalization, and staggering income inequalities. Hedges argues that the death of the liberal class created a profound vacuum at the heart of American political life. And now speculators, war profiteers, and demagogues -- from militias to the Tea Party -- are filling the void.

Safe in the Arms of God Book

Safe in the Arms of God


  • Author : John F. MacArthur
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2003-07-08
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418517304

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"Is my baby in heaven?" This is the most important question a grieving parent can ask. And even if the little one is someone else's child, the issue remains: What happens to children?those unborn, stillborn, or youngsters?when they die? Can you hope to see them again? Can you let go of your fear and guilt? Can God's love soothe a wound so jagged? With scriptural authority and the warmth of a pastor's heart, bestselling author John MacArthur examines the breadth of the entire Bible and reveals in this compelling book the Heavenly Father's care for every life. "I have sat by the grave of our daughter and son and wondered out loud if my belief that Hope and Gabriel are in heaven has any solid scriptural support. John MacArthur offers truth from God's Word that puts the doubts of any grieving parent to rest. Safe in the Arms of God reveals that confidence of heaven for the child you love is based on much more than mere sentimentality; it is revealed in the Word of God and reflective of the very heart of God." ?Nancy Guthrie, author of Holding On to Hope

Surviving Autocracy Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Surviving Autocracy


  • Author : Masha Gessen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593188941

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“When Gessen speaks about autocracy, you listen.” —The New York Times “A reckoning with what has been lost in the past few years and a map forward with our beliefs intact.” —Interview As seen on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and heard on NPR’s All Things Considered: the bestselling, National Book Award–winning journalist offers an essential guide to understanding, resisting, and recovering from the ravages of our tumultuous times. This incisive book provides an essential guide to understanding and recovering from the calamitous corrosion of American democracy over the past few years. Thanks to the special perspective that is the legacy of a Soviet childhood and two decades covering the resurgence of totalitarianism in Russia, Masha Gessen has a sixth sense for the manifestations of autocracy—and the unique cross-cultural fluency to delineate their emergence to Americans. Gessen not only anatomizes the corrosion of the institutions and cultural norms we hoped would save us but also tells us the story of how a short few years changed us from a people who saw ourselves as a nation of immigrants to a populace haggling over a border wall, heirs to a degraded sense of truth, meaning, and possibility. Surviving Autocracy is an inventory of ravages and a call to account but also a beacon to recovery—and to the hope of what comes next.

The Keepers of Truth Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Keepers of Truth


  • Author : Michael Collins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743223614

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The last of a manufacturing dynasty in a dying industrial town, Bill lives alone in the family mansion and works for the Truth, the moribund local paper. He yearns to write long philosophical pieces about the American dream gone sour, not the flaccid write-ups of bake-off contests demanded by the Truth. Then, old man Lawton goes missing, and suspicion fixes on his son, Ronny. Paradoxically, the specter of violent death breathes new life into the town. For Bill, a deeper and more disturbing involvement with the Lawtons ensues. The Lawton murder and the obsessions it awakes in the town come to symbolize the mood of a nation on the edge. Compulsively readable, The Keepers of Truth startles both with its insights and with Collins's powerful, incisive writing.

The Moment of Truth   the Arrival of the Stupor of Death Book

The Moment of Truth the Arrival of the Stupor of Death


  • Author : Sam Christian
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2017-03-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781543411294

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The Moment of Truth & The Arrival of the Stupor of Death If only Id taken the path of the messenger! Lest We Say, If only Id been Muslim enough! This book is not a philosophical, political, biographical, or historical account of anybody nor is it an account of the United States elections, which catapulted a pharaoh-qarun like Donald Trump to become the president of the United States of America, but it is a plea to the genus of man, believers, and atheists, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim, including the fascist new president of the USA to return to the Lord of Moses, who spoke to Moses from beyond the seventh sky, Verily! I am Allah! La ilaha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship me, and perform as-salat (prayers) for my remembrance. O Musa (Moses)! Verily! I am Allah, the Lord of Al-Alamin (mankind, jinn, and all that exists)! Verily, the hour is coming, and my will is to keep it hidden so that every person may be rewarded for that which he strives. There is no doubt, this is a perfect creed which served its time but was complemented and superseded first by Christianity and then both were later superseded by the last and universal faith, Islam, the message Mohammad preached to humanity. No wonder the name of the Lord (Allah), which he taught Moses and to all, is the simplest that can be said easily by an infant starting to speak. Any other name does not apply to nor fit him of glory!