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Stephen Kinsella is an Irish economist. He is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Limerick's Kemmy Business School in Ireland and a columnist with Ireland's Sunday Business Post. He has written a number of books about the Irish economy.
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Amusing Ourselves to Death
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
by Neil Postman (Dec 26, 2005)
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Tags: nonfictionsociologyphilosophypoliticspsychology
Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time, to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs. In this eloquent, persuasive book, Neil Postman alerts us to the real and present dangers of this state of affairs, and offers compelling suggestions as to how to with...
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The Code Book
The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
by Simon Singh (Aug 28, 2000)
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In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, t...