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The Most Sophisticated Books In The World?

At a shopping mall in Orange County, California today, I came across a book store with a big front window featuring a photograph of a woman with dark lipstick riding a motorcycle and the words, “The most sophisticated books in the world.” Walking closer, I

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What Counts As Indie In Books?

I love the idea of Indie. Finding a true independent in a world filled with big, powerful organizations is a lucky thing, like finding a four-leaf clover. So, I was excited to discover IndieBound this morning. IndieBound is the web site of an association of

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Win-Win Games

This morning, my dogs discovered Win-Win Games For All Ages, and they tore right through it. They were voracious readers. It was full of ideas they could bite into. They really ate it up. They licked each sentence… … okay, I think I’m out of

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The Consumption Of Robert Bocock

In 1993, Robert Bocock wrote the book Consumption, which “aims to provide a critical overview of major sociological approaches to the process of consumption in modern and post-modern societies.” Today, if you want to get a copy of Consumption, you can buy a copy on

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Security Culture Blow To Freedom Culture Began Before September 2001

This inversion in the political culture of the United States is happening at a time when the technology for the creation of a security state has been developed beyond our ancestors’ capacity for imagination. The FISA Amendments Act and the Patriot Act have resulted in the creation of a ubiquitous surveillance system far more powerful than what George Orwell anticipated in 1948.

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Barnes & Noble Publishes On Illegal Rainforest Paper

A Greenpeace investigation has found that the giant bookstore chain has been publishing books using paper made from trees illegally harvested on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where there are many endangered animals, including tigers and orangutans.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?