Six Sideways Reflections
Paperback ISBN: 0312427182
A philosopher and cultural critic discusses the diverse ways in which violence is perceived and misperceived in the world, addressing such provocative issues as whether or not capitalism, or even civilization, causes more violence than it prevents, and the inherent violence of globalization, fundamentalism, and language. Original. 30,000 first printing.
I'll Fly Away
Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0061369225
A new collection of writings from the members of the author's program in Connecticut's York Correctional Facility features pieces by twenty women who describe the experiences that shaped their lives as well as the lessons they have learned about the power of the written word. By the author of Couldn't Keep It to Myself. 75,000 first printing.
One Nation Under Surveillance
A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty
Hardcover ISBN: 0199580375
What limits, if any, should be placed on a government's efforts to spy on its citizens in the name of national security? Spying on foreigners has long been regarded as an unseemly but necessary enterprise. Spying on one's own citizens in a democracy, by contrast, has historically been subject to various forms of legal and political restraint. For most of the twentieth century these regimes were kept distinct. That position is no longer tenable. Modern threats do not respect national borders. Changes in technology make it impractical to distinguish between 'foreign' and 'local' communications. And our culture is progressively reducing the sphere of activity that citizens can reasonably expect to be kept from government eyes. The main casualty of this transformed environment will be privacy. Recent battles over privacy have been dominated by fights over warrantless electronic surveillance or CCTV; the coming years will see debates over DNA databases, data mining, and biometric identification. There will be protests and lawsuits, editorials and elections resisting these attacks on privacy. Those battles are worthy. But the war will be lost. Modern threats increasingly require that governments collect such information, governments are increasingly able to collect it, and citizens increasingly accept that they will collect it. One Nation Under Surveillance proposes a move away from questions of whether governments should collect information and onto more problematic and relevant questions concerning its use. By reframing the relationship between privacy and security in the language of a social contract, mediated by a citizenry who are active participants rather than passive targets, this book offers a framework to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty.
Passions, Pieces, and Polemics, 1960-2000
Paperback ISBN: 1888451203
"As 'News Dissector' on Boston radio, Danny Schechter literally educated a generation..." —Noam Chomsky "Danny Schechter, a kind of journalist without borders, has shaken up public broadcasting, among many other media institutions, in the course of his career as a self-styled 'News Dissector' and human rights advocate..." —The Nation News Dissector brings together Schechter’s writings on human rights, politics, and the media over a span of four decades of activism and reporting, including ten years in radio news reporting and twenty years creating television news and public affairs programs and independent documentaries. These pieces provide a fascinating look at the trajectory of what was once simply called “The Movement
Identity And Violence
The Illusion of Destiny
Paperback ISBN: 0393329291
Arguing that the violence of today's world is as much as factor of misunderstanding as it is of cultural differences, a Nobel Laureate explains that modern conflicts have origins in illusions about identity, morality, and other factors, in an account that presents the author's vision of how the world can move toward peace. Reprint.
Hold Everything Dear
Dispatches on Survival and Resistance
Paperback ISBN: 0307386732
In a powerful and articulate new collection of essays, the author of To the Wedding attempts to make sense of the world in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, analyzing the nature of terrorism and the profound despair that lies at its roots, refugees around the world, and the role of the military, paramilitary, and corporations in such locales as Iraq, Bosnia, China, and Indonesia. Reprint.