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#PublicAffairs author #AnnaLisaCox, and panel, confront the erasing of African Americans, in recent books, from the fron...
06/10/2019
Discussion on Slavery with Anna-Lisa Cox, Scott Heerman, Larry Curry, and Steven Cole

#PublicAffairs author #AnnaLisaCox, and panel, confront the erasing of African Americans, in recent books, from the frontier landscape.

A must watch!

#Pioneers #America #History #AmericanHistory #Frontier #Settlements #CivilWar #Slavery #GreatMigration #UndergroundRailroad #Voting #BoneAndSinewOfTheLand #Books

Pick up a copy of Anna Lisa Cox's book, after watching the video: http://bit.ly/2WpQyr2

LIVE coverage from the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago. Topics include education reform, African American pioneers, the White Power movement, domestic violence, and American empire.

The Beauty and Madness of Sending a Man to the Moon
06/04/2019
The Beauty and Madness of Sending a Man to the Moon

The Beauty and Madness of Sending a Man to the Moon

From the delicate engineering of the landing module to the self-contained globe of the spacesuit, the astronauts took the world with them—and brought another one home.

Enter for a chance to win a galley of CULT OF THE DEAD COW by #JosephMenn! .The shocking untold story of the elite secre...
05/23/2019
Book giveaway for Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World by Joseph Menn May 05-Jun 03, 2019

Enter for a chance to win a galley of CULT OF THE DEAD COW by #JosephMenn!
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The shocking untold story of the elite secret society of hackers fighting to protect our privacy, our freedom -- even democracy itself.
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Joseph Menn, author of Cult of the Dead Cow and Fatal System Error
#famoushackergroups #cybersecurity #cyberwarfare #internetsecurity #anonymous #hacking

Enter to win one of 4 free copies available. Giveaway dates from May 05-Jun 03, 2019. **Enter for a chance to win a galley of CULT OF THE DEAD COW** Th...

Enter this Goodreads giveway for a chance to win a galley of THE GREAT SUCCESSOR by #AnnaFifield! .The behind-the-scenes...
05/23/2019
Book giveaway for The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield May 20-Jun 10, 2019

Enter this Goodreads giveway for a chance to win a galley of THE GREAT SUCCESSOR by #AnnaFifield!
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The behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist with the best connections and insights into the bizarrely dangerous world of North Korea.

Enter to win one of 10 free copies available. Giveaway dates from May 20-Jun 10, 2019. **Enter for a chance to win a galley of THE GREAT SUCCESSOR** Th...

Praise for GIVING DONE RIGHT by Phil Buchanan! “A thoughtful, engaging read with important insights and valuable analysi...
04/25/2019
Giving Done Right

Praise for GIVING DONE RIGHT by Phil Buchanan!

“A thoughtful, engaging read with important insights and valuable analysis to help donors and philanthropists be more effective with their giving. A must read for those who really want to make a difference when supporting non-profits.”

—Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

📒 Order Your Copy Now!: http://bit.ly/2zZPl1g

A practical guide to philanthropy at all levels of giving that seeks to educate and inspireA majority of American households give to charity in some form or ...

The Value of Ranking the U.S. Presidents
04/24/2019
The Value of Ranking the U.S. Presidents

The Value of Ranking the U.S. Presidents

They foster lively debate about contemporary presidents and even help resurface some of our most obscure presidents

Great interview with the authors of #JumpstartingAmerica on how to revitalize the American dream using #science.Watch th...
04/15/2019
Money, Power, Politics: Jump-Starting America

Great interview with the authors of #JumpstartingAmerica on how to revitalize the American dream using #science.

Watch the 📺: https://www.msnbc.com/stephanie-ruhle/watch/money-power-politics-jump-starting-america-1488266819902 … via MSNBC

Then pick up a copy of the 📘: http://bit.ly/2XdLMxq

#business #economy #economics #books #America #AmericanDream

Income inequality has been a hot topic recently and MIT professors Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson join Stephanie Ruhle to share their bold new plan to jump-start the American dream through science.

04/04/2019
The Try Guys Test Old Age Body Simulators

The Try Guys Test Old Age Body Simulators

In the first of a series, the Try Guys will walk a mile in old people's proverbial orthopedic shoes to see what it's like to be elderly and learn about the p...

Is nuclear power the answer to climate change?
03/12/2019
Is nuclear power the answer to climate change?

Is nuclear power the answer to climate change?

Human civilization is threatened by climate change. But it also needs the energy from fossil fuels that now emit greenhouse gases. Are renewables like wind and solar developing fast enough?

Great article in the #NYTimes by #DavidBrooks asking a great question. What if Stalin had a smartphone?Pick up a copy of...
03/12/2019
Opinion | If Stalin Had a Smartphone

Great article in the #NYTimes by #DavidBrooks asking a great question. What if Stalin had a smartphone?

Pick up a copy of #TheAgeOfSurveillanceCapitalism after reading the article. 📕: http://bit.ly/2UOb83G

Suddenly technology has a centralizing effect.

How can we design AI for the best long-term interests of humanity?
03/05/2019
How can we design AI for the best long-term interests of humanity?

How can we design AI for the best long-term interests of humanity?

In this exclusive excerpt from her new book, “The Big Nine,” Amy Webb outlines the need for courageous leadership to prevent emerging technologies like AI from getting out of hand and harming society.

Shoshana Zuboff, author of #theageofsurveillancecapitalism, appears on Democracy Now! to discuss how corporations have c...
03/01/2019
Age of Surveillance Capitalism: “We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us”

Shoshana Zuboff, author of #theageofsurveillancecapitalism, appears on Democracy Now! to discuss how corporations have created a new kind of marketplace out of our private human experiences https://www.democracynow.org/2019/3/1/age_of_surveillance_capitalism_we_thought

Corporations have created a new kind of marketplace out of our private human experiences. That is the conclusion of an explosive new book that argues big tech platforms like Facebook and Google are elephant poachers, and our personal data is ivory tusks. Author Shoshana Zuboff writes in “The Age o...

Great mention of Shoshana Zuboff's #TheAgeOfSurveillanceCapitalism in TechCrunch by Danny Crichton.📰: https://tcrn.ch/2H...
02/13/2019
Why no one really quits Google or Facebook

Great mention of Shoshana Zuboff's #TheAgeOfSurveillanceCapitalism in TechCrunch by Danny Crichton.

📰: https://tcrn.ch/2HPi0fy
📕: http://bit.ly/2UOb83G

#tech #technology #privacy #SurveillanceCapitalism #SiliconValley #cookies #behavior #AI #ethics #books

Another week, another set of scandals at Facebook and Google. This past week, my colleagues reported that Facebook and Google had abused Apple enterprise developer certificates in order to distribute info-scraping research apps, at times from underage users in the case of Facebook. Apple responded ....

Get the international bestselling book Naomi Klein says "everyone needs to read...as an act of digital self-defense."#bo...
02/11/2019
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Get the international bestselling book Naomi Klein says "everyone needs to read...as an act of digital self-defense."

#books #nonfiction #SurveillanceCapitalism #tech #AI #ConsumerBehavior #cookies #OnlineShopping #BigBrother #privacy #SiliconValley #BlackMirror #ethics #tracking

The New York Times Book Review calls it "a smart new study of how we can move away from fossil fuels.”Pick up a copy of ...
02/06/2019
A Sensible Climate Change Solution, Borrowed From Sweden

The New York Times Book Review calls it "a smart new study of how we can move away from fossil fuels.”

Pick up a copy of the book after reading the full review: https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/joshua-s-goldstein/a-bright-future/9781541724105/

#books #nonfiction #energy #ClimateChange #FossilFuels #sustainability #environment #GlobalWarming #Nuclear #NuclearEnergy #EnergyPolicy

In “A Bright Future,” Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist look to Europe for examples of how nuclear energy can help solve the global warming crisis.

Listen to #AlbertSamaha on NPR All Things Considered.He is the author of #NeverRanNeverWill: bit.ly/2SCYXpw #football #s...
02/04/2019
Poor Students More Likely To Play Football, Despite Brain Injury Concerns

Listen to #AlbertSamaha on NPR All Things Considered.
He is the author of #NeverRanNeverWill: bit.ly/2SCYXpw

#football #sports #youth #superbowl #books #Brooklyn #concussion #MoBetterJaguars

Many wealthy families have chosen not to have their children play football, but for lower-income students, football is still seen as a ticket to a better education.

The Offbeat Genius of a Great American Spy
01/28/2019
The Offbeat Genius of a Great American Spy

The Offbeat Genius of a Great American Spy

Tony Mendez, the CIA agent made famous by the movie “Argo,” helped outfox the KGB with wigs, makeup, false teeth, pop-up dummies and an Afghan hound costume.

Journalist opens up about discovering her dream man was a con artist
01/17/2019
Journalist opens up about discovering her dream man was a con artist

Journalist opens up about discovering her dream man was a con artist

Journalist Abby Ellin was swept off her feet when she met her ex-fiance. But as time went on, the relationship unraveled in ways she never expected. Ellin joins TODAY to discuss the lessons she learned, as detailed in her book, “Duped.”

“Extraordinarily intelligent… Absorbing Zuboff’s methodical determination, the way she pieces together sundry examples i...
01/16/2019
O.K., Google: How Much Money Have I Made for You Today?

“Extraordinarily intelligent… Absorbing Zuboff’s methodical determination, the way she pieces together sundry examples into this comprehensive work of scholarship and synthesis, requires patience, but the rewards are considerable — a heightened sense of awareness, and a deeper appreciation of what’s at stake. As Zuboff repeatedly says near the end of the book, ‘It is not O.K.’” —Jennifer Szalai, New York Times

In “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” Shoshana Zuboff methodically dissects a new economic order that exploits our “every move, emotion, utterance and desire.”

Book: http://bit.ly/2Tz8lLbIn Duped, Abby Ellin studies the art and science of lying, talks to people who’ve had their w...
01/15/2019

Book: http://bit.ly/2Tz8lLb

In Duped, Abby Ellin studies the art and science of lying, talks to people who’ve had their worlds upended by duplicitous partners, and writes with great openness about her own mistakes. These remarkable stories reveal how often we encounter people whose lives beneath the surface are more improbable than we ever imagined.

Book: http://bit.ly/2Tz8lLb

In Duped, Abby Ellin studies the art and science of lying, talks to people who’ve had their worlds upended by duplicitous partners, and writes with great openness about her own mistakes. These remarkable stories reveal how often we encounter people whose lives beneath the surface are more improbable than we ever imagined.

Join Chris McGreal at Magic City Books (Tulsa, OK) for a conversation about the #OpioidCrisis and his new book #American...
01/07/2019
Chris McGreal - Magic City Books

Join Chris McGreal at Magic City Books (Tulsa, OK) for a conversation about the #OpioidCrisis and his new book #American Overdose. 🗓: 1/14/19

#Opioids #OpioidEpidemic #oxy #heroin #fentanyl #BigPharma #HealthCrisis

Join us for an important evening with journalist Chris McGreal of The Guardian and author of American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts. American Overdose is a devastating portrait...

'American Overdose' tells the tale of US opioid crisis
01/04/2019
'American Overdose' tells the tale of US opioid crisis

'American Overdose' tells the tale of US opioid crisis

Guardian reporter Chris McGreal writes about the country's opioid crisis in the new book 'American Overdose,' and he joins Morning Joe to discuss his extensive reporting.

The Presidents
01/04/2019
The Presidents

The Presidents

The complete rankings of our best -- and worst -- presidents, based on C-SPAN's much-cited Historians Surveys of Presidential Leadership. Over a period o...

The Surprising Future Of American Jews
12/19/2018
The Surprising Future Of American Jews

The Surprising Future Of American Jews

Harvard Law professor Robert H. Mnookin joins us to talk about how intermarriage, decreased religious observance and varying views on Israel are threatening American Jewish identity.

THE BONE AND SINEW OF THE LAND makes another top books of 2018 list.
12/17/2018
Chuck's Favorite Books of 2018

THE BONE AND SINEW OF THE LAND makes another top books of 2018 list.

Chuck picks his 18 favorite books from the 100+ he read for the show this year:   Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions Johann Hari / Interview Why Liberalism Failed Patrick J. Deneen / Interview Neoliberalism Julie A. Wilson / Interview Why I...

America’s opioid tragedy
12/14/2018
America’s opioid tragedy

America’s opioid tragedy

A journalist maps the networks of cash and complicity behind the crisis

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