Wednesday, July 26, 2017

European Suicide, Milo & Other Books in the News (July 26, 2017)


New York Times snubs Mark Levin, removes new book from #1 best-selling spot despite being top seller
Conservative radio host Mark Levin’s newest book, “Rediscovering Americanism,” has killed its competition. But that didn’t stop the New York Times from snubbing Levin and his book on the paper’s coveted best-selling book chart.

Mark Levin's top selling book diss-moted by New York Times
Media mogul Mark R. Levin's new conservative book, Rediscovering Americanism, has swamped the competition, selling over 100,000 copies in three weeks, but its deserved No. 1 ranking in the New York Times best-seller list is over.

Author Richard Dawkins NOT Allowed to Speak at Berkeley

Europe Is Committing Suicide: ‘The Strange Death of Europe’ and European Christianity
“Europe is committing suicide. Or at least it leaders have decided to commit suicide.” Those are the opening words of Douglas Murray’s controversial best-seller, “The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam.”


The Strange Death of Europe
Last night I finished reading Douglas Murray’s fascinating, brilliant, beautifully argued and deeply disturbing book, The Strange Death of Europe. Murray writes of Europe’s “suicide,” a decision made not by voters choosing this in democratic elections but very largely by elites acting without broad consent.

SIMPLE MATH SHOWS THAT EUROPE IS COMMITTING CULTURE SUICIDE
After reading Danusha V. Goska's review of Douglas Murray's new book, "The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity and Islam", I am now even more convinced that the progressive left will not stop it's destructive ways until it has completely destroyed Western Civilization.

Is the e-book a dead format?
Nowadays, the ebook has a reputation for technological conservatism - so it is easy to forget that there was significant anticipation for the Kindle’s arrival ten years ago.

Why did United try to ban Comic-Con travelers from checking comic books?
Travelers leaving San Diego Comic-Con on United Airlines got an unwelcome surprise this weekend, when United said that comic books were banned in checked luggage. United claimed this was a TSA-mandated rule for all airlines operating out of San Diego — only to have the TSA publicly refute United’s claim on Twitter.


Man allegedly steals, pawns about 1,000 comic books
Head, 32, was charged Friday with burglary of a building, a state jail felony, and a misdemeanor bad check charge, according to Bell County Jail records. He was held in lieu of bonds totaling $19,500.

Paypal shuts down political speech

8 Books About Unsolved Historical Mysteries That Will Make You Question Everything
After all, there's just so much about history that we'll never know. Who were the strange "sea people" who decimated so much of the ancient Mediterranean? What happened to the vanished crew of the Mary Celeste? Why did I think that a rolling backpack was a good idea back in the seventh grade? We may never know for certain. But, if you're a history buff and/or a talented armchair detective, you can read up on all the latest theories.

9 Iconic True Crime Books to Read Before You Die
We love a good murder mystery as much as anyone (let's call it human nature, shall we?).
But what makes some crime stories better reads than others?

How printed books entered a new chapter of fortune

Milo Yiannopoulos Slams Reports Of His Allegedly Exaggerated Book Sales As ‘Fake News’

5 Edgar Allan Poe Works that Should be Turned into Movies
No one can deny the impact the works of Edgar Allan Poe has had on American literature. You could even make the argument that every single crime and mystery writer has been influenced by Edgar Allan Poe....


Algernon Blackwood’s Ghost Stories and why horror is better in the heat
Hearing ghost stories in a heatwave especially lends the experience a dreamy indistinctness, a sensation of journeying back in thought, images muted with heat and distance, with lobed sun flecks and patterns of greenery.

Milo Yiannopoulos bashes Barnes & Noble for not stocking his book
Although "Dangerous" is a New York Times Bestseller, customers aren't able to buy it in stores

Milo Yiannopoulos’s Book Is Being Advertised On New York City Subways—And Commuters Are Pissed
Posters advertising "Dangerous" have been defaced or torn down.

The Success of Milo Yiannopoulus’ New Book Is a Big Win for Free Speech Advocates
Though it has only been a couple of months since I first gave an update about Milo Yiannopoulos, the release of his first book Dangerous has garnered so much attention, controversy and intrigue that today it and its author, have my full, undivided attention.

Literature finds life in subject of death
The inevitable and universal nature of death has made it a popular topic in children’s literature. Death has appeared in stories for centuries, but in young adult novels it has become much darker and more complex.

Writer Alleges Chelsea Clinton Stole Book Idea
A New York writer is accusing former first daughter Chelsea Clinton of allegedly stealing his idea for her feminist children's book, "She Persisted."

He Said, She Said: ‘Anarchist’s Cookbook’ author regrets choices
“American Anarchist” tells the story of William Powell, who at 19, wrote “The Anarchist Cookbook,” an act that has haunted him for 45 years.


'Overlooked and undercooked': New book features world's ugliest foods

What makes us curious? New book asks 'Why?'
I have a friend who is immune to clickbait. She can stare down the link to a provocative article, ponder its potential significance, stifle her own curiosity, and move on with her day. How does she do this, I have often wondered, and why am I such a sucker?

The death of reading is threatening the soul
I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To a large degree, they have formed my professional and spiritual life.

200 Years After Her Death, Why Are People Still So Obsessed With Jane Austen?
This week marks the 200th anniversary of famed author (and hopeless romantic) Jane Austen’s death. The author continues to bring England’s Regency period to life (and romanticize it) to her countless fans. In a sign of her legacy’s tremendous influence, the Bank of England debuted a 10 pound note with her face on it this week.

Jane Austen secret story: How her aunt faced the DEATH PENALTY for shoplifting revealed
THE little known story of Jane Austen's aunt has emerged - an aristocrat who faced the death penalty for SHOPLIFTING.

Was Poe's "Raven" Plagiarized?

Report: Half of all Arabs don't read books
Central Bureau of Statistics: Women read more books than men, half of Arabs don't read at all.

The Book of Mormon Gets the Literary Treatment
The Book of Mormon is a wholly American Scripture. It is the sacred text for the 15 million-strong Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s the calling card for thousands of missionaries, and part of the inspiration for a Tony award-winning Broadway musical. But rarely has the book, on its own merits, been considered a genuine work of art. That’s changing, as American literary scholars embrace it as worthy of attention.

The Yellow Press, the Fake News of 100 Years Ago (1907 Article)

Is Europe committing suicide? Controversial book claims elites in UK and the Continent are encouraging mass immigration because they've lost faith in historic Christian values
The shadow of Enoch Powell — the Birmingham-born Tory who was cast into the wilderness after his controversial speech in 1968 about ‘rivers of blood’ (a phrase he never actually used) — still hangs over the debate.

Malachi Martin, Psychopaths & Other Books You Won't Believe Are Online For FREE

Happy brave new birthday, Aldous Huxley!
The author of “Brave New World,” a classic of dystopian literature, was born 123 years ago Wednesday. The British novelist and intellectual, and longtime Southern California resident, remains best known for "Brave New World," his 1932 novel about a fascist government that controls its population with strict rules and widely available mind-numbing drugs.


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