After the Fact

After the Fact
Author: Marcus Gilroy-Ware
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781912248742
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Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Watkins Media Limited
Language: en

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Why do we no longer trust facts, experts and statistics? In this essential guide to the turbulent times in which we live, Marcus Gilroy-Ware investigates our era of post-truths and fake news and answers the question of where we can go from here. We are supposed to have more information at our disposal now than at any time in history. So why, in a world of rising sea levels, populist leaders, resurgent fascism and a global pandemic, do so many people believe bizarre and untrue things about the world we live in? In After the Fact?, Marcus Gilroy-Ware shows us what really created the conditions for mis- and disinformation, from fake news and conspiracy theories, to bullshit journalism and the resurgence of the far-right, and why liberal newspaper columnists and centrist politicians are unable to turn back this tide. Spanning politics, culture, psychology, journalism, and much more, After the Fact? is a timely wake-up call for those who believe we can simply go "back to normal", and instead argues that, if we are to put an end to "fake news" we must deal with the broader social crises that are responsible for it.

After the Fact

After the Fact
Author: Clifford GEERTZ
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780674037526
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

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After the Fact

After the Fact
Author: James West Davidson,Mark Hamilton Lytle
Pages: 388
ISBN: 0394328906
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Release: 1982
Editor: New York : Knopf
Language: en

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For more than twenty years, After the Fact has been a popular and best-selling approach to guiding students through American History and the methods used to generate it. In fifteen dramatic episodes that move chronologically through American history, this book examines such topics as oral evidence, photographs, ecological data, films and television programs, church and town records, census data, and novels.

Life After Truth

Life After Truth
Author: Ceridwen Dovey
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781800750142
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Release: 2021-01-15
Editor: Swift Press
Language: en

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‘A sublime gem of a novel’ Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites Fifteen years after graduating from Harvard, five close friends on the cusp of middle age are still pursuing an elusive happiness and wondering if they’ve wasted their youthful opportunities. Mariam and Rowan, who married young, are struggling with the demands of family life and starting to regret prioritising meaning over wealth in their careers. Jules, already a famous actor when she arrived on campus, is changing in mysterious ways but won’t share what is haunting her. Eloise, now a professor who studies the psychology of happiness, is troubled by her younger wife’s radical politics. And Jomo, founder of a luxury jewellery company, has been carrying an engagement ring around for months, unsure whether his girlfriend is the one. The soul searching begins in earnest at their much-anticipated college reunion weekend on the Harvard campus, when the most infamous member of their class, Frederick – senior advisor and son of the recently elected and loathed US President – turns up dead. Old friends often think they know everything about one another, but time has a way of making us strangers to those we love – and to ourselves...

The Internet of Us Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

The Internet of Us  Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data
Author: Michael P. Lynch
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781631491863
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Release: 2016-03-21
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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"An intelligent book that struggles honestly with important questions: Is the net turning us into passive knowers? Is it degrading our ability to reason? What can we do about this?" —David Weinberger, Los Angeles Review of Books We used to say "seeing is believing"; now, googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world’s information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Now firmly established as a pioneering work of modern philosophy, The Internet of Us has helped revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age. Indeed, demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is more to “knowing” than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael P. Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us value some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting the greatest traits of mankind. Charting a path from Plato’s cave to Google Glass, the result is a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the "Internet of Things."

The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction

The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction
Author: Nora M. Alter
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9780231545983
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Release: 2018-01-02
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

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Nora M. Alter reveals the essay film to be a hybrid genre that fuses the categories of feature, art, and documentary film. Like its literary predecessor, the essay film draws on a variety of forms and approaches; in the process, it fundamentally alters the shape of cinema. The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction locates the genre’s origins in early silent cinema and follows its transformation with the advent of sound, its legitimation in the postwar period, and its multifaceted development at the turn of the millennium. In addition to exploring the broader history of the essay film, Alter addresses the innovative ways contemporary artists such as Martha Rosler, Isaac Julien, Harun Farocki, John Akomfrah, and Hito Steyerl have taken up the essay film in their work.

After the Fact

After the Fact
Author: Blaine Marchand
Pages: 56
ISBN: 0888870515
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Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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After the Fact

After the Fact
Author: Fred Saberhagen
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9781937422646
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Release: 2021-06-02
Editor: JSS Literary Productions, LLC
Language: en

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Promised financial security, Jerry Flint hires on with the mysterious Pilgrim Foundation. Next morning Jerry awakes in 19th century Illinois. His irrevocable assignment: Save President Lincoln from assassination. With only his wits, an unusual natural gift, and Pilgrim's mysterious pocket watch, Jerry must succeed or remain trapped in a time loop. The novels PYRAMIDS and AFTER THE FACT are part of a two volume series featuring the time traveler Pilgrim.

Seeker After Truth

Seeker After Truth
Author: Idries Shah
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780863040122
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Release: 1991-11-01
Editor: Octagon Press Ltd
Language: en

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After the Facts

After the Facts
Author: Vincent M. Lutterbie
Pages: 240
ISBN: 193085921X
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Release: 2002
Editor: Elderberry Press
Language: en

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The town of Hustle has a new private eye, and his name is After Coffman. His first case and After is finding it anything but business as usual. He has no client, no money and too many suspects. In line for After's scalp are drug lords, gun runners and the Hustle Homicide Department. Each want a piece of him, but After's greatest foe may be an old black cat, named Soot.

After the TRC

After the TRC
Author: Wilmot Godfrey James,Linda Van de Vijver
Pages: 228
ISBN: MINN:31951P00758371X
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Has South Africa dealt effectively with the past, and is the country ready to face the future? What are the challenges facing both government and civil society in the years ahead? These and other questions are explored in this collection of essays by international and local commentators on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. A range of perspectives on whether the TRC met its objectives of truth and reconciliation is presented. The areas of particular contention-the payment of reparation, the granting of amnesty, and memorialization-are also examined. Finally, the major challenges facing South Africa are identified, and ways of meeting these challenges and developing the assets of the nation are explored. Contributors: - Haribert Adam - Kanya Adam - Alex Boraine - Colin Bundy - Mary Burton - John de Gruchy - Richard Goldstone - Willem Heath - Wilmot James - Jeffrey Lever - Mahmood Mamdani - Gary Minkley - Njabulo Ndebele - Dumisa Ntsebeza - Kaizer Nyatsumba - Grace Naledi Pandor - Mamphela Ramphele - Ciraj Rassool - Albie Sachs - Patricia Valdez - Linda van de Vijver - Jan van Eck - Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert - Charles Villa-Vicencio - Francis Wilson - Leslie Witz

The Travels of Marco Polo the Venetian

The Travels of Marco Polo the Venetian
Author: Marco Polo
Pages: 508
ISBN: OXFORD:590797443
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Release: 1854
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Logick Or The Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry After Truth

Logick  Or  The Right Use of Reason  in the Enquiry After Truth
Author: Isaac Watts
Pages: 324
ISBN: ONB:+Z178219100
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Release: 1793
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ever After High Truth or Hair

Ever After High  Truth or Hair
Author: Suzanne Selfors
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780316384810
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

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The fifth hexciting book in Suzanne Selfors' Ever After High: A School Story series. Holly and Poppy O'Hair are twins, but it's always been easy to tell these sisters apart. Because she is destined to be the next Rapunzel, Holly has always had the longest locks at Ever After High, while Poppy, whose fairytale destiny is up in the air, wears her hair short to express her individuality. But when Poppy's hair begins growing longer and longer, while Holly's hair gets shorter and shorter, it seems as if the sisters might have to reveal the secret they've been keeping about their destinies. Can they turn this bad hair day around, or will their fairytale ending be a fairy-fail? © 2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

After We Fell

After We Fell
Author: Anna Todd
Pages: 848
ISBN: 9781476792569
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Release: 2014-12-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Soon to be a major motion picture! Book 3 of the After series—newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd's After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the internet's most talked-about book for yourself from the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation.” Tessa and Hardin’s love was complicated before. Now it’s more confusing than ever. AFTER WE FELL...Life will never be the same. #HESSA Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes. Revelations about first her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before in doubt and makes their hard-won future together more difficult to claim. Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage. Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss—but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama? Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be...the end?

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Author: Bill Gates
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780735280458
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Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

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In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment
Author: Mark Franko
Pages: 904
ISBN: 9780199314218
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Release: 2017-11-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment brings together a cross-section of artists and scholars engaged with the phenomenon of reenactment in dance from a practical and theoretical standpoint. Synthesizing myriad views on danced reenactment and the manner in which this branch of choreographic performance intersects with important cultural concerns around appropriation this Handbook addresses originality, plagiarism, historicity, and spatiality as it relates to cultural geography. Others topics treated include transmission as a heuristic device, the notion of the archive as it relates to dance and as it is frequently contrasted with embodied cultural memory, pedagogy, theory of history, reconstruction as a methodology, testimony and witnessing, theories of history as narrative and the impact of dance on modernist literature, and relations of reenactment to historical knowledge and new media.

After the Fall

After the Fall
Author: Ryan Phillips
Pages: 389
ISBN: 9780768422818
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Release: 2005
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
Language: en

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Abigail Walker and Jarvis Daniels are longtime sweethearts headed in opposite directions. Abby, an aspiring cellist, wants out of her humble Detroit surroundings and is willing to shed blood, sweat, and tears to make it happen. Jarvis, on the other hand, is perfectly content with life. For him there's plenty of time to become a "responsible adult." For now, heâŁĭs got everything he could want: a roof over his head, a PlayStation, and the love of a good woman. When Abby's music career takes off and she moves to Chicago, Jarvis gets the boot---sort of. Abby still loves him, but his penchant for faded sweaters and meatball subs just doesnâŁĭt fit into her new, sophisticated world of designer gowns and concert halls. They're in different leagues and Abby makes no qualms of reminding him of it whenever she deigns to visit him. When the couple is involved in a near-fatal car crash, they are broken, stripped, and broken again both stumbling through a journey of healing and self-discovery as they struggle to accept the merciful hand of the only One who can help them up after a fall.

Discourses on Livy

Discourses on Livy
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Pages: 424
ISBN: 0226500330
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Release: 2009-02-27
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

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Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key words, and an annotated index, the Discourses reveals Machiavelli's radical vision of a new science of politics, a vision of "new modes and orders" that continue to shape the modern ethos. "[Machiavelli] found in Livy the means to inspire scholars for five centuries. Within the Discourses, often hidden and sometimes unintended by their author, lie the seeds of modern political thought. . . . [Mansfield and Tarcov's] translation is careful and idiomatic."—Peter Stothard, The Times "Translated with painstaking accuracy—but also great readability."—Weekly Standard "A model of contemporary scholarship and a brave effort at Machiavelli translation that allows the great Florentine to speak in his own voice."—Choice

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9781465527592
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Release: 2021
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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