The debate over the facts is in full swing. Many people do not merely invent facts, but also feel the need to spread them. The lies and fake news that serve the cause of populism is rightly appalling. Deliberate disinformation has become a means of controlling politics and public opinion. The purpose of this book is to oppose this up-and-coming phenomenon of ´´weak thought.´´ It is a passionate plea for a new Age of Enlightenment. Scientists tend to be much more skeptical about ´´truths´´. In the process of formulating evidenced-based reasoning, undisputed facts are not deliberately hidden, but put forwards for open debate. The free expression of opinion, a free press, and the freedom of research and teaching guarantee the discussion and debate needed to argue the factual evidence in a democracy. The effectiveness of education is an important issue to consider. Learning has always been a way to deal with uncertainty. An important aspect of education in our modern world is about preparing learners to deal with change. It is a kind of preparation for the insecurity of not knowing what is coming and an openness that threatens to withdraw the proven and the validated.
What if the way we understand our world is wrong? What if it isn´t politicians and events that shape our lives but secret deals made by people you´ve never heard of? This book tells the story of the secret deals that are changing the world and revolutionising everything we do, including money, the food we eat, what we buy and the drugs we take to stay well. These deals never make the news: they are made high up in boardrooms, on golf courses and in luxury cars, each sealed by world-changing handshakes. This is the story of those handshakes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jacques Peretti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001239/bk_hodd_001239_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson. Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, is the gripping and definitive in-the-room account of the revolution that has swept the news industry over the last decade and reshaped our world. Drawing on revelatory access, Abramson takes us behind the scenes at four media titans during the most volatile years in news history. Two are maverick upstarts: BuzzFeed, the brain-child of virtuoso clickbait scientist Jonah Perretti, and Vice, led by the booze-fuelled anarcho-hipster Shane Smith. Their viral technology and disregard for the long-established standards of news journalism allow them to build game-changing billion-dollar businesses out of the millennial taste for puppies and nudity. The two others are among the world’s most venerable news institutions: The New York Times, owned and run for generations by the Sulzberger dynasty, and The Washington Post, also family-owned but soon to be bought by the world’s richest merchant of all, Jeff Bezos. Here Abramson reveals firsthand the seismic clashes that take place in the boardrooms and newsrooms as they are forced to choose between their cherished principles - objectivity and impartiality - and survival in a world where online advertising via Facebook and Google seems the only life-raft.We are with the deal-making tycoons, thrusting reporters and hard-bitten editors, the egomaniacs, bullshitters, provocateurs and bullies, as some surf and others drown in the breaking wave of change. And we watch as the survivors confront the horrifying cost of their success: sexual scandal, fake news, the election of President Trump, the shaking of democracy.Exposing the people and decisions that brought us to now, Merchants of Truth is a major audiobook that breaks the ultimate news story of our times./ 1. Language: English. Narrator: January LaVoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/004021/bk_rhuk_004021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Take advantage of today´s real-estate market to find great properties at incredible prices. Our recent economic meltdown transformed real estate from a popular investment to financial kryptonite. Too many people purchased homes with mortgages they simply could never afford. The good news: Great deals are out there for the taking. Finding the Uncommon Deal gives you the secrets to discovering and successfully negotiating the lowest prices for the most prized properties available. Discover how to go beyond Internet listings to get on-the-ground intelligence on the best deals Get proven negotiating skills to close the deal at a rock-bottom price The author has assisted thousands in purchasing homes as a lawyer, broker, and investor; has been ranked by internationally esteemed publication Chambers and Partners as one of the leading real-estate lawyers; and regularly appears as a real-estate authority in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. If you´re successful enough to afford a home, then you probably have the skills needed to get a great deal in today´s market. Finding the Uncommon Deal will give you the keys to leverage your skills for success and savings, opening the door to today´s best properties and lowest prices. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bruce Lorie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004733/bk_adbl_004733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the Wall Street Journal reporter who´s been breaking news on the historic and potentially disastrous Iran nuclear deal comes a deeply reported exploration of the country´s decades-long power struggle with the United States - for listeners of Steve Coll´s Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright´s The Looming Tower For more than a decade, the United States has been engaged in a war with Iran as momentous as any other in the Middle East - a war all the more significant as it has largely been hidden from public view. Through a combination of economic sanctions, global diplomacy, and intelligence work, successive US administrations have struggled to contain Iran´s aspirations to become a nuclear power and dominate the region - what many view as the most serious threat to peace in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Iran has used regional instability to its advantage to undermine America´s interests. The Iran Wars is an absorbing account of a battle waged on many levels - military, financial, and covert. Jay Solomon´s book is the product of extensive in-depth reporting and interviews with all the key players in the conflict - from high-ranking Iranian officials to Secretary of State John Kerry and his negotiating team. With a reporter´s masterly investigative eye and the narrative dexterity of a great historian, Solomon shows how Iran´s nuclear development went unnoticed for years by the international community only to become its top security concern. He catalogs the blunders of both the Bush and Obama administrations as they grappled with how to engage Iran, producing a series of both carrots and sticks. And he takes us inside the hotel suites where the 2015 nuclear agreement was negotiated, offering a frank assessment of the uncertain future of the US-Iran relationship. This is a book rife with revelations, from the secret communications between the Obama administration and the Iranian 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004784/bk_rand_004784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The complete 96th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp.Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence.The guests featured in this series include Andy Hamilton, Zoe Lyons, Hugo Rifkind, Jeremy Hardy, Felicity Ward, Mark Steel, Holly Walsh, Andy Zaltzman, Lucy Porter and Vicki Pepperdine.The panellists discuss the week´s top stories, such as the treatment of the Windrush Generation, Trump and Macron´s ´bromance´, the Buddhist funeral of 800 defunct robot dogs, the USA´s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, and Dr Dre´s legal dispute with a gynaecologist of the same name.Produced by Joe Nunnery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miles Jupp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003789/bk_rhuk_003789_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In The Good News We Almost Forgot, Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what it has shown him. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle´s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord´s Prayer, and the book deals with man´s guilt, God´s grace, and believers´ gratitude. The result is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers. As DeYoung writes, ´´The gospel summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is glorious, it´s Christ gracious, it´s comfort rich, it´s Spirit strong, it´s God Sovereign, and it´s truth timeless.´´ Come and see how your soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically laid out doctrine that matters most: we are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000475/bk_hove_000475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2000, after the Tribune Company acquired Times Mirror Corporation, it owned the most powerful collection of newspapers in the world. How then did Tribune nosedive into bankruptcy and public scandal? In The Deal From Hell, veteran Tribune and Los Angeles Times editor James O´Shea takes us behind the scenes of the decisions that led to disaster in boardrooms and newsrooms from coast to coast, based on access to key players, court testimony, and sworn depositions. The Deal from Hell is a riveting narrative that chronicles how news industry executives and editors - convinced they were acting in the best interests of their publications - made a series of flawed decisions that endangered journalistic credibility and drove the newspapers, already confronting a perfect storm of political, technological, economic, and social turmoil, to the brink of extinction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003247/bk_adbl_003247_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.