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  • 2021 Hugo Award And Worldcon ALREADY Embroiled In Controversy

    01/17/2021 9:27:58 AM PST · by tbw2 · 25 replies
    Jon Del Arroz blog ^ | 01/14/2020 | Jon Del Arroz
    The Hugo Awards turn into a participation trophy of sorts ...
  • Amazon’s book banning leading to multiple Restricted Policy Violations (Amazon punishing sellers)

    01/16/2021 1:32:19 PM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 39 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 1/16/2021
    I’ve sold mostly books on Amazon for about 12 years, excellent customer service and compliance to the extent a person can remain compliant with the constantly moving targets. You don’t keep bucking the AZ bronco for 12 years without being thrown minus doing things right. In total I’ve carried about 15,000 titles, currently over 5,000 in inventory. Lots of interesting and often rare stuff, all genres, many academic titles. The account despite excellent metrics is now showing as At Risk with 3 Restricted Policy Violations because Amazon has without warning banned 3 titles for content. The first was a college...
  • The Spurning of Old Books: The Devaluation of the Past Threatens Higher Ed

    01/13/2021 3:35:44 AM PST · by karpov · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 13, 2021 | Matthew Stewart
    Alan Jacobs’ new book, Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind, is a coaxing argument to read “old books that come from strange times.” Readers of his previous works The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction and How to Think will not be surprised that Jacobs, distinguished professor of humanities at Baylor University, brings intellectual heft to the self-help genre. Jacobs focuses on why we ought to pay attention to old books. There is no surprise in learning that such reading makes us deeper, fuller persons, and more humble. Ex post facto...
  • NEW ESSAY: People in Boxes

    01/03/2021 10:54:45 AM PST · by tbw2 · 6 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 01/02/2021 | Jamie K. Wilson
    And therein is the crux. Boxes? Who puts people in boxes? Well, racists do, because they think all black people are alike in certain ways. And sexists. And homophobes. Lots of people, and it’s never a good thing. It leads to individuals being treated unfairly because they have been forced into a box that does not fit them. In today’s woke society, progressives, however, are the worst transgressors. “Basket of deplorables.” “Toxic masculinity.” “Fascists.” (Seriously, have they ever looked up what that word means?) “Teabagger.” These are boxes they put other people in, and once you’re in the box, it...
  • A New Book Makes the Case That Fantasy Art Is America’s Least Understood Fine-Art Form—See the Wild Images Here

    12/28/2020 2:19:08 PM PST · by tbw2 · 110 replies
    Artsnet ^ | 12/23/2020 | Sarah Cascone
    A New Book Makes the Case That Fantasy Art Is America’s Least Understood Fine-Art Form—See the Wild Images Here Taschen presents 500 pages of dragons, wizards, and fantasy maidens.
  • Fort Huachuca Officials Stop Four Russians at Main Gate

    05/07/2002 10:21:12 PM PDT · by HiJinx · 6 replies · 295+ views
    The Sierra Vista Herald Review ^ | May 7, 2002 | Bill Hess
    For Education and Discussion Only. This article is not posted on the Herald/Review web site, but was transcribed by the poster.One deliveryman was turned over to the INS, the other three released. FORT HUACHUCA – Of the four Russians who were stopped at the post’s Main Gate Monday morning attempting to drive a tractor-trailer truck on to the fort, one has been taken into custody by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and the other three released, according to the installation’s spokeswoman. Fort officials first thought they were Arabs, and then Armenians, before they determined the men were Russians, LTC...
  • For the Conservative Reader: The Federalist’s Notable Books For 2020

    12/23/2020 7:14:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/23/2020 | Mark Hemingway
    Well, they say hindsight is 2020 — and thank God for that. Suffice to say, none of us are going to be wistfully blaring Ol’ Blue Eyes’ “It Was a Very Good Year” on New Year’s Eve. (Side note: Have you ever listened to the lyrics of that song? “It was a very good year / for blue-blooded girls of independent means.” Is Frank Sinatra being feminist or classist? I’m so confused.)Anyway, if we’re going to go digging for some roast beef in this year’s crap sandwich, most of us had a little more time to read this year. That...
  • CHINA’S THREAT TO THE BIBLE

    12/22/2020 9:46:19 AM PST · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    First Things ^ | 12/22/2020 | Nina Shea
    The Bible is America’s best-selling book, annually outpacing the top 20 best sellers combined. Yet a single Chinese company has a near monopoly on Bible printing, meaning that any rupture in the supply chain—say, from U.S. or Chinese government policies—would lead to a Bible shortage in America. This poses a serious threat both to American Christians’ fundamental religious liberty rights and to national security. More than 20 million Protestant and Catholic Bibles are printed annually by America’s largest Bible publishing companies. But few are aware that most of these Bibles are printed in China, by Amity Printing Company.
  • An Interview with Author D.M. Wozniak

    12/17/2020 4:16:57 PM PST · by tbw2 · 1 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 12/17/2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    Tamara Wilhite: In "The Perihelion", a post-Civil War 2 American has split between the Redlands and the Bluecore cities. This is arguably more practical than trying to have entire states secede from the United States, because it doesn’t force millions of people to be relocated in order to get ideologically consistent populations. Can you tell the audience more about these novels?
  • In VOA Nominee Fight, Washington Post Insists Christians Can No Longer Hold Public Office

    12/17/2020 8:09:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 17, 2020 | Casey Chalk
    The media has normalized an anti-religious bigotry that threatens to remove faithful Christians, be they Catholic or anything else, from public service.In a series of articles by its editorial board, media columnist Margaret Sullivan, and former Voice of America Director Amanda Bennett, the Washington Post has mounted a coordinated attack on Robert R. Reilly, the new nominee for VOA director, claiming he is an existential threat to the organization’s mission to provide independent reporting to foreign audiences.The reason they deem Reilly disqualified to serve as VOA director isn’t about a lack of credentials. He was director from 2001 to 2002...
  • End 2020 on a good note, read 5 books recommended by Bill Gates, this holiday season

    12/15/2020 2:10:38 AM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Last Updated: Dec 15, 2020, 12:23 PM IST | ET Online
    In a no-holds-barred blog post, Gates wrote that there were times when he wanted to dwelve deeper into social issues like Black Lives Matter protests which took the centerstage this year but there were days when he needed a 'change of pace' and read something lighter. Happy reading!
  • An Interview with Author D. G. Martin

    12/14/2020 7:08:15 PM PST · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 12/13/2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    So this book is about a Santa Claus who undergoes a psychotic break, becomes consumed with revenge, and espouses himself with the radical ideologies of the socialists and communists. It is the story of the radical change, the evil that consumed the North Pole, the suffering of the elf’s, and ultimately, their rebellion.
  • The 26 Best Free Libertarian Novels

    12/14/2020 10:17:48 AM PST · by tbw2 · 13 replies
    Art For Liberty Blog ^ | 12/14/2020 | Aducknamedjoe
    The below free libertarian novels are presented in alphabetical order by author, and include explicit libertarian themes like the defense of private property, gun rights, individual choice, and free markets.
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz Employees Consider Forming Union

    12/12/2020 6:59:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Good Times Santa Cruz ^ | DECEMBER 11, 2020 | JACOB PIERCE
    M.J. Jenkins, a bookseller at Bookshop Santa Cruz, didn’t take the decision to start organizing a union lightly. “I was nervous, because unionizing can be seen as just a bunch of agitators. But that’s not what we’re going for at all,” says Jenkins, who’s worked at the bookstore for a little more than a year and makes $15.75 an hour. Jenkins and some of her colleagues have submitted a mission statement about their intent to unionize to Bookshop owner Casey Coonerty Protti. According to a post on IndyBay.org, there will be a protest outside Bookshop on Pacific Avenue Friday, Dec....
  • Book Review: 'What's So Great About Christianity' by Dinesh D'Souza

    12/10/2020 7:54:50 AM PST · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    O ^ | Jul 21, 2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    "What's So Great About Christianity" by Dinesh D'Souza is a look at the reasons why Christianity is responsible for the success of the Judeo-Christian West and the positives Christianity has wrought around the world. What are the strengths of Dinesh D'Souza's book? And what are the weaknesses of D'Souza's Christian apologetic work?
  • An Interview with Author Mike Baron

    12/07/2020 4:27:54 PM PST · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | 12/05/2020 | Tamara Wilhite
    If men were benign, there would be no need for superheroes.” – Mike Baron. Mike Baron is a comic book creator. He launched the science fiction comic “Nexus” in the 1980s. However, he’s been busy releasing a variety of comic books and novels ever since. And I had the opportunity to interview this prolific author.
  • Ready Player Two: A Painfully Woke and Unnecessary Sequel

    12/07/2020 4:26:20 PM PST · by tbw2 · 16 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 11/25/2020 | Matt Margolis
    This factoid about the L0hengrin character is otherwise trivial to the story. It has no bearing on the plot, and feels tacked on solely for the benefit of the author’s desire to appease the reader. In fact, L0hengrin is quickly sidelined in the story, only popping up a few times, clearly only serving the purpose of assuring the reader that the white heterosexual cis-gendered male author is sufficiently woke enough to be a part of the club.
  • FREE Conservative-Christian eBook available this weekend (VANITY)

    12/05/2020 9:10:20 AM PST · by 07Jack · 8 replies
    Payton Finds His Purpose, a former Amazon #1 New Release and #1 Best Selling Christian Children's Book is FREE to all Amazon accounts today!
  • Looking for good history books for my ten year old son

    12/03/2020 10:19:52 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 107 replies
    I'm looking for books on American history that I can give to my ten year son. He's interested in the American Revolutionary War but he's interested in other topics as well. I'm concerned about ordering something from Amazon or elsewhere that might contain nonsense about transgender Founding Fathers or Muslim pioneers who took part in the Constitutional Convention. Any suggestions?
  • GOOD BOOKS: Happy Birthday to Louisa May Alcott and C.S. Lewis

    11/29/2020 3:15:33 PM PST · by Arcadian Empire · 43 replies
    Arcadian Empire ^ | November 29th 2020 | Arcadian Empire
    Leftists are destroying modern books and movies, so in tribute to the birthdays of Louisa May Alcott and C.S. Lewis, please post recommendations for favorite family-friendly books and movies with the reasons you like them.