This book was less about the question about finding/ creating happiness, and more about the fascinating ways in which the human brain can convince usThis book was less about the question about finding/ creating happiness, and more about the fascinating ways in which the human brain can convince us of just about anything that we want to believe. Think you'll be devastated when your girlfriend leaves you? Think your problems will be solved when you finally hit the jackpot in the lottery? Think again......more
As a journalist, Klein is a dedicated antiglobalization activist who has performed countless direct interviews in order to support the central premiseAs a journalist, Klein is a dedicated antiglobalization activist who has performed countless direct interviews in order to support the central premise of this novel which states that "countries are shocked — by wars, terror attacks, coups d’état and natural disasters." As a political historian she does an amazing job of illuminating the darker side of the powerful individuals and corporations that have controlled life in the 21st century.
My favorite part of this book, which also happens to be the part that angered me the most, was the section where she reveals the financial gains that certain high ranking members of the Bush administration(s) made before, during and after assuming office. If nothing else, read this section. It will blow you away!
While I enjoyed Klein's ability to string facts together neatly and succinctly, there are many places in her book where she oversimplifies. These areas have justifiably received criticism from academia. To quote Joseph Stiglitz, professor at Columbia University, "Klein is not an academic and cannot be judged as one." Strictly speaking, Klein's depiction of Keynesian economic theory is slightly out of focus, and her description of neoconservative philosophy is less factually correct than the Wikipedia page of the same name. Nonetheless, this book is worth reading.
After reading this book, and comparing it to similarly important titles, including Nemesis by Chalmers Johnson, the case against the failed economic and geopolitical policies that occurred during the Bush Administration is undeniably compelling.
This epic novel is an amazing and inspiring story of friendship, love, and the ultimate search for happiness. Roberts message is simple and yet powerfThis epic novel is an amazing and inspiring story of friendship, love, and the ultimate search for happiness. Roberts message is simple and yet powerful: "Be true to love wherever you find it, and be true to yourself, whoever you are."
Deemed to be of the category "faction" this tale is an elaborate and dramatic twist of fact and fiction, as Roberts recounts the many vivid memories that shaped his wourd, retelling them through the lives and deaths of fictional yet seemingly real characters. At times they combat struggles of mythological proportions, whether consumed by the quest for acceptance, blinded by the scent of love, or entrenched by the fear of unimaginable pain and suffering.
Much of this book takes place in the busy, bustling city of Bombay, India. As he plunged deep into a world of poverty, illness, despair and destruction, Roberts found himself faced with the most loving and compassionate aspects of human nature. He came to understand that within the slums and crowded streets, there exists a collective awareness and kindness. Amidst the thousands, or perhaps tens of thousands of bodies, Roberts recreates a world of honesty, fairness, respect and loyalty.
Behind the scenes of hope, and in the shadows of love, he simultaneously paints a picture of the harm and danger that exists nearly every day. His words tell a story of horrific crime activities and mafia thugs who possess little other than murderous rage. Most profoundly, Roberts delicately wraps the two worlds together, portraying one of the central themes of this novel: Sometimes, everyday people, with honest intentions, and the desire to be in control of their own destiny often make the wrong choices, even if they are for the right reasons...
Are you intimidated by physics? Are you mystified by global warming, spy satellites, nuclear power plants and hydrogen powered cars? If so, then thisAre you intimidated by physics? Are you mystified by global warming, spy satellites, nuclear power plants and hydrogen powered cars? If so, then this book is for you...
Before reading this book, you have probably asked yourself several of the following questions: What kind of terrorist attack should we be concerned about? Does radioactive material from a nuclear power plant cause cancer? If you change replace every light bulb in your house with a compact fluorescent light (CFL), will it really save energy? Would it be cheaper in the long run to switch to solar panels on your roof?
If you find yourself pondering the science behind these and other aspects of modern society, then this book will amaze and intrigue you.
Unfortunately, the dreams of futuristic solar powered flying cars and controlled nuclear fusion power generation will never be realistic; however, there are many ways in which we can use technology to improve the efficiency of the methods we currently use.
To put it plainly, this book will assist you in reshaping your view of the world and your impact on it. Global climate change is real, and it is very likely to be caused by humans. So what can we do about it? Well the first thing to do is understand the problem. By reading this book, not only will you get a true sense of the dilemma we face, but the various options that exist to mitigate destruction of the planet.
This book is very interesting... I would say that it is a "must read" for anyone who wants to know the real facts of modern society...
The 2007 IPCC report is the largest and most detailed summary of the current climate change science ever performed, involving scientific data from thoThe 2007 IPCC report is the largest and most detailed summary of the current climate change science ever performed, involving scientific data from thousands of experts from all over the globe.