Sunday, August 24, 2014
Daily Thoughts 08/24/2014
I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.
I also finished reading No Place to Hide Edward Snowden and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald. The last part of the book writes about what happens when journalists step outside the boundary of traditional journalism into grey areas like state surveillance, espionage, and direct challenges to government. It describes how Glenn Greenwald became a target for smear campaigns and questions about his ethics.
There were some things that bothered me about this book. It came across as polemical and purposefully partisan as well as aimed at creating a point. There was not the slightest attempt at appearing to be unbiased. There were parts of the book that I felt were questionable. I especially did not like that Glenn Greenwald put the index for the book and the notes on a separate website http://www.glenngreenwald.net This made it appear less authoritative. I do not want to have to download content.
I started reading Dave Eggers, The Circle. One of our patrons checked out Dave Egger's autobiography which had a great title, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius which sounded interesting.
There was also this recent article. Dave Eggers: Don't Write Off Publishing Yet http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/dave-eggers-dont-write-off-publishing-yet-20140822-1068fw.html
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