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Thursday, October 21st, 2004
|NY Times Bestsellers - Top 5
Top 5 at a Glance
1. AMERICA (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and David Javerbaum
Jon Stewart, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show, and his coterie of patriots, deliver a hilarious look at American government.
American-style democracy is the world's most beloved form of government, which explains why so many other nations are eager for us to impose it on them. But what is American democracy? In AMERICA (THE BOOK), Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff offer their insights into our unique system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and processes, and exploring the reasons why concepts like one man, one vote, government by the people, and every vote counts have become such popular urban myths. Topics include: Ancient Rome: The First Republicans; The Founding Fathers: Young, Gifted, and White; The Media: Can it Be Stopped?; and more!
2. HOW TO TALK TO A LIBERAL (IF YOU MUST), by Ann Coulter
Ранее эту книгу уже обсуждали здесь.
3. CHRONICLES: VOLUME ONE, by Bob Dylan
So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles, Volume I, his remarkable, book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities - smokey, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With the book's side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times.
4. UNFIT FOR COMMAND, by John E. O'Neill and Jerome R. Corsi
Книга находится в списке бестселлеров около 3 месяцев. О чем она?
From Publishers Weekly: "What sort of combination of hypocrite and paradox is John Kerry?" ask the authors in this heated critique of the Democratic presidential candidate’s Vietnam–era military service and antiwar activism. O’Neill, a lawyer and swift boat veteran, and Corsi, an expert on Vietnam antiwar movements, argue that Kerry misrepresented his wartime exploits and is therefore incompetent to serve as commander in chief. Buttressed by interviews with Navy veterans who patrolled Vietnam’s waters, some along with Kerry, the book claims he exaggerated minor injuries, self-inflicted others, wrote fictitious diary entries and filed "phony" reports of his heroism under fire—all in a calculated quest to secure career-enhancing combat medals. They also maintain that Kerry, whom they call a "moral coward," committed atrocities that alarmed his peers and superior officers during his four-month tour of duty. Yet his activities on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War clearly raises the authors’ hackles the most, and they present Kerry’s post-war actions as additional, damning evidence of his "total unfitness," claiming that his testimony against the war "caused more deaths and prolonged the war in Vietnam by undermining support at home and contributing directly to a Vietnamese Communist victory."
5. WILL THEY EVER TRUST US AGAIN? by Michael Moore
From Publishers Weekly: Over the last year, Moore invited soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their friends and family members, to send him letters. He received "thousands" of responses, mostly via his Web site, and this book presents a sampling of those transmissions. Some are short notes thanking Moore for Fahrenheit 9/11 and ranting against Republicans, but the vast majority are personal stories written with passion and an obvious mixture of emotions—anger at the Bush administration...
Примечание: Для того, чтобы понять, как создавалось это очередное "документальное произведение" Мура, достаточно видимо было бы приянть во внимание, что среди военных и их семей Буш, имеет 3-кратное преимущество перед Кери (Bush was more trusted by 69 percent while 24 percent said they trusted Kerry more, according to the National Annenberg Election Survey). Понятно, что читатели/зрители произведений Мура - в том числе такого рода, как вышепомянутая книга, "документалистики" в письмах - в огромном большинстве своем не знают базовой статистики, которая стоит за явлениями которые он шулерски предобрабатывает в своей мастерской, специализированной на изготовление описываемого выше рода книжных- и кино-фальшивок, создаваемых из в том числе и из "подлинных писем". Та самая - как обычно у него - очередная "липа на сливочном масле"
|Небо над Калифорнией
эти дни конечно не сравнить, чем оно было в тот день знамЕний
, но и тем ни менее все равно знаки случается что временами не очень понятно какие шлет.
С чего бы скажем такое позавчера в полдень: