Julian Assange book an exercise in dystopian musings

Julian Assange's book an exercise in dystopian musings
The Guardian
Julian Assange's new book is not a manifesto, he writes in its introduction – "There is no time for that". Instead the short volume, entitled Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet and published on Monday, is intended to be what the Wikileaks founder calls "a watchman's shout in the night", warning of an imminent threat to all civilisation from "the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen" – the web. . . .  announced in October his intention to publish the book, based largely on the transcript of an interview conducted earlier in the year with three fellow "cutting-edge thinkers" on the web, and broadcast on the Russian state-controlled TV channel RT.
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Huffington Post
It has been created to help overcome the fact that books by Australian women have been overlooked for major prizes in recent years, including the Miles Franklin: in both 2009 and 2011, it had no women shortlisted. ... Widely reviewed, too, has been ...

Book Buzz: Steinbeck fact or fiction, new book about heaven
Steinbeck's story: On the 50th birthday of John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley, publisher Penguin admits the author heavily fictionalized the book from his 1960 road trip. Bryce Cortenay dies: Courtenay, the Australian author of The Power of One ...

Book News: School Reading, Fictional Food
New Yorker (blog)
Book News: School Reading, Fictional Food. Posted by Rachel Arons · Tweet. book-news_opt.jpg. Bryce Courtenay, the author of “The Power Of One,” has died at the age of seventy-nine. “What schools really need isn't more nonfiction but better nonfiction.

New Yorker (blog)

Cyber Monday tech e-book, video deals today
Computerworld (blog)
Want a reference guide to add to your collection? A number of major tech publishers have e-bookdeals today for Cyber Monday. O'Reilly Media, which publishes a wide range of technology books, has all its e-books and videos on sale for 50% off today ...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt unveils Curious George books specially formatted for ...
Boston Globe
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said it used iBooks Author tool from Apple Inc. to add interactive maps and other features to by J.R.R. Tolkien's text. The maps are of Hobbiton, Rivendell, and beyond, and there's also a height chart that shows how the book's ...

The Secret Race wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year for 2012
The Guardian
The Secret Race details how Hamilton – "the sort of everyman hero sportswriters used to invent in the 1950s: soft-spoken, handsome, polite and tough beyond conventional measure", according to his co-author, Coyle – went from wide-eyed wannabe into ...

The Guardian
'Cypherpunks': New Assange book says Internet may enslave us — RT
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has co-authored a book arguing that the world is at a pivotal decision: Whether the Internet will free us, or enslave us. Assange, famous for his 'hacktivism,' used a decidedly low-tech medium for his latest ...
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The Global Thinkers' Book Club | Foreign Policy
In his book last year, Thinking, Fast and Slow, he consolidated his decades of findings, arguing that the human mind operates according to two systems: one that makes slow, deliberative choices and the other -- put to much more frequent use ... After Apple CEO Steve Jobs died of cancer in early October, his authorized biography by Walter Isaacson -- known for his books on big thinkers like Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin -- was rushed to press, appearing on the market just ...
Foreign Policy

New Christmas children's book honors US military | The Daily Caller
By Laura Byrne
Publish what you read and maintain full control. ... Tell it to Michael Keane, the author of “The Night Santa Got Lost: How NORAD Saved Christmas.” ... He hopes this book will honor the troops, especially those serving during Christmas.
The Daily Caller

My New Book is Now Available! Introducing The Young Atheist's ...
By Hemant Mehta
Last year, I began outlining a book that talked about the unique struggles of high school atheists. We hear so much about college groups and what they deal with, but only rarely do we hear about high school atheists and the obstacles they ...
Friendly Atheist

Microsoft 2012 Holiday Look Book - Next at Microsoft - Site Home ...
By Steve Clayton - Editor
Target doesn't publish a catalog of everything they sell. Instead, they lead with ... While there is an incredible diversity of PCs, tablets, and Xbox games out there, our Look Book presents just 10 suggestions. And with these suggestions, we ...
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Book Review: Version Control With Git, 2nd Edition - Slashdot
You have to read the book straight through, from front to back. ... again, this must be due to theauthor's experience using Git in the real world, and readers who ...

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