The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall


  • Author : Hilda Glynn-Ward
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442658417


The Writing on the Wall Book Description :

With tales of a gruesome murder, a typhoid epidemic, corrupt politicians, and a Japanese invasion, The Writing on the Wall was intended to shock its readers when it was published in 1921. Thinly disguised as a novel, it is a propaganda tract exhorting white British Columbians to greater vigilance to prevent greedy politicians from selling out to the Chinese and Japanese. It was also designed to convince eastern Canada of British Columbia's need for protections against an onslaught of the 'yellow peril.' This novel is not exceptional in its extreme racism; it reiterates almost every anti-oriental cliché circulating in British Columbia at the time of its publication. While modern readers will find the story horrifying and unbelievable, it is in fact based on real incidents. Many of the views expressed were only exaggerated versions of ideas held throughout the country about non-Anglo-Saxon immigrants. The Writing on the Wall is a vivid illustration of the fear and prejudice with which immigrants were regarded in the early twentieth century.

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall


  • Author : Anselm Jappe
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-09-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785355820


The Writing on the Wall Book Description :

The 2008 global financial crisis has led to the re-emergence in public discourse of the idea that capitalism could end. For many, it was proof of the notion that capitalist civilisation has an endemic tendency towards crisis that will ultimately bring about its demise. Must we assume, however, that such an eventuality would inevitably result in the liberation of humanity, as many orthodox Marxists claim? Through a collection of specially revised essays, first published in France between 2007 and 2010, Anselm Jappe draws on the radical new perspective of “the critique of value” as a critical tool with which to understand today’s world and to re-examine the question of human emancipation. The Writing on the Wall offers a powerful new analysis of the decomposition of capitalism and its critics.

Writing on the Wall
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Writing on the Wall


  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-10-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408842072


Writing on the Wall Book Description :

Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today – they also link us to the past.

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall


  • Author : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618935434


Writings on the Wall Book Description :

A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of non-fiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. The book is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off. Timed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul-Jabbar's topics are at the top of the national agenda. Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of TIME magazine, or full-length features in the The New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what The Washington Post observed: Abdul-Jabbar "has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice."

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall


  • Author : John Malcolm Russell
  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780931464959


The Writing on the Wall Book Description :

It is too often forgotten that every Assyrian "historical" inscription functioned in a very specific context. This context influenced its content and the way in which it was perceived by ancient viewers and readers. Russell's goal is to address the reconstruction of the context of these inscriptions in order to elucidate their original impact. In the past, the palace inscriptions, including Assyrian palace inscriptions, have been published in composite editions with little or no reference to the provenience of the individual exemplars; in addition, the original excavation reports often were more interested in the content of the inscriptions than in their locations. To achieve the objective of placing these inscriptions in their original contexts and thereby provide a base for further study of them, and stimulated by two seasons of renewed excavations at Nineveh during which he studied many inscriptions in situ, Russell returned to the British Museum and Layard's original, handwritten notes from the 19th century excavations at Nineveh--the goal being to catalogue fully and as completely as possible the individual inscriptions and their locations. The results of Russell's labors are here published, including the first publication of several shorter inscriptions. The book is lavishly illustrated, both with museum photos and with photos by the author of many of the inscriptions in situ. The book will no doubt be the basis of all further study of the relationship between inscription and context in the palaces of the Assyrian kings.

Writings On The Wall

Writings On The Wall


  • Author : Kenn J. Merchant
  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Release Date : 2015-04-10
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468958713


Writings On The Wall Book Description :

Writings On The Wall is a collection of poetry that depicts situations of every day life such as: loss of love, finding your way, exploring the world, political fiascoes, and entering your imagination.

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall


  • Author : Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618935434


Writings on the Wall Book Description :

A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today. Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times bestselling author, and a regular contributor to The Washington Post, TIME magazine and TIME.com. He now brings that keen insight to the fore in Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, his most incisive and important work of non-fiction in years. He uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience in essays on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. The book is not just a collection of expositions; he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off. Timed for publication as the nation debates whom to send to the White House, the combination of plain talk on issues, life lessons, and personal stories places Writings on the Wall squarely in the middle of the conversation, as many of Abdul-Jabbar's topics are at the top of the national agenda. Whether it is sparring with Donald Trump, within the pages of TIME magazine, or full-length features in the The New York Times Magazine, writers, critics, and readers have come to agree on what The Washington Post observed: Abdul-Jabbar "has become a vital, dynamic and unorthodox cultural voice."

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall


  • Author : Mumia Abu Jamal
  • Publisher : City Lights Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-12-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780872866553


Writing on the Wall Book Description :

Mumia Abu Jamal’s essential perspectives on black experience, race relations, freedom, justice, social change, and the future of American society.

Writings on the Wall

Writings on the Wall


  • Author : Thomas Suarez
  • Publisher : Olive Branch Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 1623719224


Writings on the Wall Book Description :

"[We express our] grave concern about the continuing construction, contrary to international law, by Israel of the wall inside the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem ... in departure from the Armistice Line of 1949 ... [and] the failure of the Government of Israel to cooperate..." ―United Nations Commission on Human Rights A book that truly "sees through walls," Thomas Suárez has organized a remarkable collection of Palestinian oral histories, most of which hang on Israel's apartheid Wall. Following his forthright introduction deconstructing the so-called "conflict," the author's annotations and photographs provide background to these testimonies of ordinary people living under a sadistic, seven-decade military occupation. Lost in the chaos of Israel's war against Palestine are the voices of the ordinary Palestinians who are its primary victims. This book puts a dent in that injustice by preserving oral testimonies collected and translated by the Sumud Story House project of Bethlehem's Arab Educational Institute and hung as posters on Israel's apartheid Wall. Despite their brevity--each oral history occupies a single page in this book--each conveys the fears, the hopes, the resolve, the humanity of people under brutal military occupation, and their unwavering determination to realize a better future for their children.