Read Kuinka humpuuki valloitti maailman – Nykyajan harhojen lyhyt historia by Francis Wheen Free Online
Book Title: Kuinka humpuuki valloitti maailman – Nykyajan harhojen lyhyt historia|
The author of the book: Francis Wheen
Edition: Ajatus Kirjat
Date of issue: March 2006
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 331 KB
City - Country: No data
ISBN: No data
ISBN 13: No data
Loaded: 1926 times
Reader ratings: 5.6
Read full description of the books:
”Kun olin kasvuiässä, maailma oli vaarallinen, ja me tiesimme tarkoin keitä he olivat. Se oli me vastaan he, ja oli selvää, keitä he olivat. Nykyisin me emme ole niin varmoja, keitä he ovat, mutta me tiedämme, että he ovat siellä.” – George W. Bush
Viiltävän armoton Francis Wheen kuvaa valistuksen aatteiden murenemisen surullisen lähihistorian: kuinka järki karkasi Reaganin ja Thatcherin johdolla maailman talouspolitiikasta, kuinka meille kaupataan kalliita latteuksia self help -kirjojen markkinoilla, kuinka moniselitteisillä yhteiskunnallisilla teorioilla voi nousta poliittiseksi guruksi, kuinka uskonto ja taikausko ottavat yhä tiukemman otteen modernista ihmisestä ja kuinka media vääristää tunne-elämäämme niin, että suremme paljon vuolaammin Dianan kuin omien omaistemme kuolemaa.
Download Kuinka humpuuki valloitti maailman – Nykyajan harhojen lyhyt historia ERUB
Download Kuinka humpuuki valloitti maailman – Nykyajan harhojen lyhyt historia DOC
Download Kuinka humpuuki valloitti maailman – Nykyajan harhojen lyhyt historia TXT
Read information about the authorFrancis James Baird Wheen (born 22 January 1957) is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster.
Wheen was educated at Copthorne Prep School, Harrow School and Royal Holloway College, University of London. At Harrow he was a contemporary of Mark Thatcher who has been a recurring subject of his journalism. He is a member of the 'soap' side of the Wheen family, whose family business was the long-established "Wheen & Sons", soap-makers, as was revealed in the gossip column of the Daily Mail on 26 March 2007. He was married to the writer Joan Smith between 1985 and 1993.
He is the author of several books including a biography of Karl Marx, which won the Isaac Deutscher prize. A column for The Guardian ran for several years. He writes for Private Eye and is the magazine's deputy editor. His collected journalism – Hoo-hahs and Passing Frenzies won him the George Orwell Prize in 2003. He has also been a regular columnist for the London Evening Standard.
Wheen broadcasts regularly (mainly on BBC Radio 4) and is a regular panellist on The News Quiz, in which he often referred to the fact that he resembles the former Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith. He is also one of the more frequently recruited guests for Have I Got News For You.
Wheen wrote a docudrama, The Lavender List, for BBC Four on the final period of Harold Wilson's premiership, concentrating on his relationship with Marcia Williams, which was first screened in March 2006. It starred Kenneth Cranham as former Prime Minister Wilson and Gina McKee as Williams. In April 2007 the BBC paid £75,000 to Williams (Baroness Falkender) in an out-of-court settlement over claims made in the programme.
Francis Wheen is a signatory to the Euston Manifesto and a close friend of Christopher Hitchens. In late-2005 Wheen was co-author, with journalist David Aaronovitch and blogger Oliver Kamm, of a complaint to The Guardian after it published a correction and apology for an interview with Noam Chomsky by Emma Brockes. Chomsky complained that the article suggested he denied the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. The writer Diana Johnstone also complained about references to her in the interview. The Guardian's then readers' editor Ian Mayes found that this had misrepresented Chomsky's position, and his judgement was upheld in May 2006 by an external ombudsman, John Willis. In his report for the Guardian, Willis detailed his reasons for rejecting the argument.