Author Archives: Pat Higo

Web of deceit: misinformation and manipulation in the age of social media

Edited by Anne P. Mintz

For all its amazing benefits, the worldwide social media phenomenon—epitomized by such sites as Facebook, Myspace, eBay, Twitter, and craigslist—has provided manipulative people and organizations with the tools (and human targets) that allow hoaxes and con games to be perpetrated on a vast scale.
In this eye-opening follow-up to her popular 2002 book, Web of Deception, Anne P. Mintz brings together a team of expert researchers, journalists, and subject experts to explain how misinformation is intentionally spread and to illuminate the dangers in a range of critical areas.
Web of Deceit is a must-read for any internet user who wants to avoid being victimized by liars, thieves, and propagandists in the age of ubiquitous social media.

Survivors: what we can learn from how they cope with horrific tragedy

by Gregory K. Moffatt

Rather than addressing what goes wrong when people are traumatized, Survivors: What We Can Learn from How They Cope with Horrific Tragedy takes a positivist approach. Filled with stories of people who overcame seemingly unbearable events, the book examines the details of their traumas to explain what combination of factors enabled them to thrive despite their experiences.

Survivors studies men and women, adults and children, Americans and those from other lands. It encompasses victims of the Nazi Holocaust, survivors of spinal injury, victims of violent crime, adult victims of child abuse, and survivors of the Rwandan genocide. Author Gregory K. Moffatt, a psychologist and counselor, looks at all of these cases in the light of research regarding post-traumatic growth and clinical implications. He explains the combination of social context and protective and personal factors identified as prime agencies for resilience, drawing lessons that can prepare us, not only for extreme trauma, but to deal with the everyday traumas that affect us all.


Gun crusaders: the NRA’s culture war

by Scott Melzer

Nothing conjures up images of the American frontier and a pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps view of freedom and independence quite like guns. Gun Crusaders is a fascinating inside look at how the four-million member National Rifle Association and its committed members come to see each and every gun control threat as a step down the path towards gun confiscation, and eventually socialism. Enlivened by a rich analysis of NRA materials, meetings, leader speeches, and unique in-depth interviews with NRA members, Gun Crusaders focuses on how the NRA constructs and perceives threats to gun rights as one more attack in a broad liberal cultural war. Scott Melzer shows that the NRA promotes a nostalgic vision of frontier masculinity, whereby gun rights defenders are seen as patriots and freedom fighters, defending not the freedom of religion, but the religion of individual rights and freedoms.


Follow the Star (DVD)

T.D. Jakes Presents: Follow the Star

A who’s who of gospel and mainstream artists lend their extraordinary talent on this must see DVD Christmas compilation; T.D. Jakes Presents: Follow The Star. Over 90 minutes of Christmas celebrations featuring the incomparable Vickie Winans and Gospel Sensation Smokie Norful as co-hosts for the BET Broadcast. A stellar line-up of A-list performances include Grammy Award winners Blind Boys of Alabama, Aaron Neville, Mary Mary, El Trio De Hoy, The Potters House Mass Choir, Beverly Crawford, famed jazz artists Kirk Whalum and Paul Jackson Jr., Darwin Hobbs, Angie Winans, Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers and special cameo appearance by Bishop T.D. Jakes


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