Children of the New World



Author: Alexander Weinstein

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250099005

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6388

AN EXTRAORDINARILY RESONANT AND PROPHETIC COLLECTION OF SPECULATIVE SHORT FICTION FOR OUR TECH-SAVVY ERA BY DEBUT AUTHOR ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN Children of the New World introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago. In “The Cartographers,” the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. In “Saying Goodbye to Yang,” the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realize how real a son he has become. Children of the New World grapples with our unease in this modern world and how our ever-growing dependence on new technologies has changed the shape of our society. Alexander Weinstein is a visionary new voice in speculative fiction for all of us who are fascinated by and terrified of what we might find on the horizon.

Children of the New World

A Novel of the Algerian War


Author: Assia Djebar

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558616387

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5005

A compelling war novel, as seen by women, sheds light on the current Iraq conflict.

Children of a New World

Society, Culture, and Globalization


Author: Paula S. Fass

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814727560

Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 6026

2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title At the funeral of Matthew Shepard—the young Wyoming man brutally murdered for being gay—the Reverend Fred Phelps led his parishioners in protest, displaying signs with slogans like “Matt Shepard rots in Hell,” “Fags Die God Laughs,” and “God Hates Fags.” In counter-protest, activists launched an “angel action,” dressing in angel costumes, with seven-foot high wings, and creating a visible barrier so one would not have to see the hateful signs. Though long thought of as one of the most virulently anti-gay genres of contemporary American politics and culture, in God Hates Fags, Michael Cobb maintains that religious discourses have curiously figured as the most potent and pervasive forms of queer expression and activism throughout the twentieth century. Cobb focuses on how queers have assumed religious rhetoric strategically to respond to the violence done against them, alternating close readings of writings by James Baldwin, Tennessee Williams, Jean Toomer, Dorothy Allison, and Stephen Crane with critical legal and political analyses of Supreme Court Cases and anti-gay legislation. He also pays deep attention to the political strategies, public declarations, websites, interviews, and other media made by key religious right organizations that have mounted the most successful regulations and condemnations of homosexuality.

Othello's Children in the "New World"

Moorish History & Identity in the African American Experience


Author: Josi V. Pimienta-Bey

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 0759686157

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3451

Trying to live with men and understanding their logic has stumped women for centuries. We have finally come to a point in life where we feel comfortable talking about it with others. Okay, maybe we aren't comfortable talking about it, but have found it necessary to seek help and understanding from others. At least we can find comfort in knowing that we are not alone when it comes to dealing with men. They are different and yet so much alike. You will laugh and maybe even sympathize when you read the true It's a Man Thing ditties written in this book.

365 Rules of the New World

If we had a chance to do it all over again, would we do it right?


Author: Steven J Bennett

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504325869

Category: Self-Help

Page: 516

View: 4861

This thought-provoking compilation delivers a message of awareness and transformation through the daily insights of an inspired non-conformist. As a partner to the 365 Rules website, it asks you to think critically about the world we live in. Rule No. 130: Holding establishments accountable for drinking and driving—just another example of the self indulgent, irresponsible masses trying to deflect blame and suck upon the teat of society’s two-headed litigious whore mother … “greed and avarice!” Rule No. 355: Car alarms—how many times has your car alarm been set off accidentally? And how many times has your car been stolen? Exactly! Rule No. 320: I hate cops—I hate the cops … translation … “I hate getting busted every time I break the law.” If you hate police, chances are you’re breaking the law too often. Prepare yourself, because the gems of wisdom contained within its pages will awaken your desire to challenge the system. In the new world, 365 Rules will be handed down through generations as a continual work in progress to help keep our world on a righteous path. “365 Rules of the New World is a hilarious glimpse into the mind of a man craving serious societal change. Seemingly off-the-wall and curmudgeonly, Bennett manages to perfectly balance humor and poignancy to deliver a powerful punch to the gut of the whacky world we live in.” — Nicole Schill, author of





Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479714976

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 1839

The author believes that those labelled as blacks in the world are the greatest victims of racial discrimination and will be highly victimised as the New World Government takes full force. According to the author, racism is not a problem as humans seem to have evolved with some seemingly physical differences resulting in different races, but the main problem is racial discrimination which has resulted in series of racially driven ugliness that people of colour, most especially blacks, face in the world in these present times, including the treatment they shall receive from the New World Government. The African continent harbours this breed of humans called blacks, and many studies have been undertaken to prove whether African natives are inferior in intelligence therefore incapable of higher thoughts and higher arts. The author begs to disagree, hence race has nothing to do with human intelligence, and the reasons why there is insignificant human development in Africa according to the author are human slavery which happened in the past, which was a plot to use African natives as human machines; forced dominance which resulted in land seizures in some part of Africa and colonial invasion which was a plot to acquire land and natural resources and not to help Africa as the imperialists’ conspiracy propagandists want all to believe. Colonialism came with religious tools enforced with guns and brute force, and without the invasion of the colonialists, Africans would have developed considering the pyramids ofEgypt, the axioms ofEthiopia, the medical institutes inTimbuktuin the ancient times and more. According to the author, the reason why the African continent is paralysed in terms of economic development is mental slavery leading to economic slavery. Mental slavery is caused by racial discrimination, mind diversion using information and religious tools, pseudoscience or superstitions, faulty education, colonialism, and colonial destruction of African cultural evolution. The author believes that since Chinese and Indians could develop and attain economic freedom, so also canAfricadevelop, but Africans must first deal with mental slavery. Mental slavery leads to economic slavery. Today, Africans cannot produce what they consume nor consume what they produce all because of mental slavery. An endangered species is a population of organisms which is facing a high risk of becoming extinct because it is either few in numbers or threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters. Technically speaking, African natives are facing predation parameters, and it seems that the New World Order since its creation and inception designated the African natives (that they call blacks) as guinea pigs that will be used in its operations and to advance its cause. The black man has faced cruel slavery, colonialism, forced dominance and subjugation, neo-colonialism, and he is now also facing mental slavery, a far more dangerous situation. It is a situation not recognisable with the naked eye yet exists and poses more danger than all of the former, creating a cloud of mental slaves who are moving in the wrong direction applying the wrong life operational parameters. Development is extremely slow in the African continent, and the advanced nations have ceased that opportunity to transform the continent into a huge market for their finished goods, in the process also fuelling mind slavery to impair development. They hypocritically condemn the African continent as incapable of self-sustenance, but it has never occurred to anyone that ifAfricastands up today, those advance nations will lose their market. In exchange directly or indirectly for the rich natural resources of the African continent, the advanced nations have fuelled wars and mental slavery in the continent while still condemning the continent. Unfortunately, the same mercenaries of the New World Government who enslaved the African people in

Puritans in the New World

A Critical Anthology


Author: David D. Hall

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691114099

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 1352

Puritans in the New World tells the story of the powerful yet turbulent culture of the English people who embarked on an "errand into the wilderness." It presents the Puritans in their own words, shedding light on the lives both of great dissenters such as Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson and of the orthodox leaders who contended against them. Classics of Puritan expression, like Mary Rowlandson's captivity narrative, Anne Bradstreet's poetry, and William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation appear alongside texts that are less well known but no less important: confessions of religious experience by lay people, the "diabolical" possession of a young woman, and the testimony of Native Americans who accept Christianity. Hall's chapter introductions provide a running history of Puritanism in seventeenth-century New England and alert readers to important scholarship. Above all, this is a collection of texts that vividly illuminates the experience of being a Puritan in the New World. The book will be welcomed by all those who are interested in early American literature, religion, and history.

Mortal Jigsaw Puzzle


Author: Grieving Patriot

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465395814

Category: Fiction

Page: 723

View: 8030

The Mortal Jigsaw puzzle follows the struggles of a heroic urban vice principal, as he attempts to control a large high school teetering on the verge of chaos. During the course of an infamous day known as Fat Lip Friday, the ghetto principal tries valiantly to keep control of his school in the midst of a full blown gang war. Immersed in an environment replete with urban music, violence, verbiage, and dress, the reader is bombarded with shocking images of life in the modern hood. As the visceral educational conflagration unfolds, the protagonist, Jose Perez, unexpectedly catches glimpses of a diabolical conspiracy of which street gangs are just a small part. Thanks to his keen senses, Mr. Perez slowly collects the pieces to a profoundly disturbing global puzzle comprised of codes, lyrics, art, and symbols of Egyptian, Masonic, and satanic origin. While attempting to place the gratuitous carnage and depravity of the inner city into perspective, Mr. Perez accidentally stumbles upon an interdisciplinary mind control plan which draws upon religion, politics, economics, psychology, marketing, history, and the occult. Alarmed by his findings, Mr. Perez warns his community of their pending doom, only to be hunted down by the very debt cattle whom he tries to save from oblivion. In the end, both his community and his nation are condemned to fall under this nefarious plot, as this educators quixotic mission abruptly ends with an ominous knock on his front door.

The Old World, the New World, and the Creation of the Modern World, 14001650

An Interpretive History


Author: Aaron M. Shatzman

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857283375

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 2413

“The Old World, the New World, and the Creation of the Modern World, 1400–1650: An Interpretive History” provides a unique look at the early years of European discovery and colonization, examining the impact of this period on the historical development of both the New and Old Worlds. The text is enhanced by the incorporation of a wide variety of original source material, allowing readers to benefit from a more first-hand experience of the historical events of the period. Providing the essential facts in conjunction with expert analysis, the volume poses a number of important questions to enable readers to construct their own analysis of the evidence presented. Uniquely, the volume goes beyond the standard textbook formula of “what, when and where” to delve more deeply into the specific (as well as the wider) significance of historical developments, thereby providing the platform for a textured, interpretive understanding of the history of the Atlantic world.