RECENT READING REPORT

RECENT READING REPORT

I managed to get in some reading while working during our travels.

Martin Howard has written a book We Know What You Want which manipulative means to influence choices people make.  Some of the things he reveals involve front groups or organizations which pretend to represent one agenda, but really have another. His example is that of Center for consumer Freedom (CCF) which claims it’s mission is to defend freedom of choice of consumers. In reality it is a front organization for the tobacco, restaurant and alcohol industries which provide all of its funding.

Craig Marberry wrote a book Cuttin’ Up, Wit and Wisdom from Black Barber Shops. One of the barbers was quoted as saying "I trust Bush with my daughter, but Clinton with my job." He quotes from a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1906) that reads:

"We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, This debt we pay to human gile; With torn and bleeding heart we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties."

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