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Barry Krusch
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I am making my book "Would the Real First Amendment Please Stand up?" available free for the next couple of days for those who happen to own a Kindle. Just visit Amazon.

Now, you might think that this topic has nothing to do with the Kennedy assassination. In fact, from the standpoint of how the government is capable of manufacturing a false reality capable of fooling otherwise highly intelligent people, it has everything to do with it, and provides a gateway into the observation that the creation of the "Oswald did it" myth is no isolated phenomenon.

If you do happen to download it, I would appreciate a review.

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I am making my book "Would the Real First Amendment Please Stand up?" available free for the next couple of days for those who happen to own a Kindle. Just visit Amazon.

Now, you might think that this topic has nothing to do with the Kennedy assassination. In fact, from the standpoint of how the government is capable of manufacturing a false reality capable of fooling otherwise highly intelligent people, it has everything to do with it, and provides a gateway into the observation that the creation of the "Oswald did it" myth is no isolated phenomenon.

If you do happen to download it, I would appreciate a review.

Thx -- one can download the free kindle reading software to the computer to read kindle stuff on the PC-

KK

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I, for one, am going to be very sad if these gadgets last. The way the digital books are copyrighted, you cannot resell them. I am selling a used book on Amazon called The Greatest Story Ever Sold by Frank Rich. It tells how the govt sold us a bill of goods on 9/11 and I bet most people probably accept their version.

He writes about Hurricane Katrina when Bush acted very late in the storm in New Orleans. I understand that New Orleans is 97% black. Many people died in Katrina. They finally opened a shelter for people, which was itself operating under a torn roof. The bathrooms were overflowing. Women were actually raped near the bathrooms -- this was all reported on the entertainment show, Fox News. Geraldo Rivera showed up at the shelter and started crying when he mentioned the babies there: "I have a baby."

And of course the book covers the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how we were lied to by George W. Bush and Tony Blair about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They never found any. This war has been going on for 11 years!

So It's a worthwhile book to read. Somebody is trying to tell the truth. Frank Rich used his First Amendment Rights.

I will sure miss paper books if they disappear. Part of my house looks like a warehouse. And what will happen to libraries?

Kathy C

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Totally agreed on the inevitable negative effect eReaders are going to have on bookstores and libraries, Kathleen. Bookstores are going to have to move to a new model, they're probably going to have to become extensions of public libraries, for browsing purposes only, and will probably have to have government funding, just like public libraries do, to stay in business. In the meanwhile, this book was never published in hard copy form, so for my particular book nothing is really lost.

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Totally agreed on the inevitable negative effect eReaders are going to have on bookstores and libraries, Kathleen. Bookstores are going to have to move to a new model, they're probably going to have to become extensions of public libraries, for browsing purposes only, and will probably have to have government funding, just like public libraries do, to stay in business. In the meanwhile, this book was never published in hard copy form, so for my particular book nothing is really lost.

I published a book on Adolf Hitler in 1986. It sold over 10,000 copies before it went out of print. I decided to provide the online version free of charge. It has been available since 1997 and is currently getting over 100,000 visitors a month. (Although it is free to access it more than pays for itself by the advertising that appears on the site. An e-book version of the book will be published later this year. The same goes for the other books that I wrote before 1997.

I know that most historians are suffering because their publishers are unwilling to bring out new editions of their books (the second-hand books section of Amazon have destroyed this market). They are also finding it difficult to find publishers of books. The main reason for this is that because so many books are sold via Amazon (who demand very high discounts from publishers), they need to sell around 15,000 copies of a new book to go into profit. This is now becoming much more difficult. I am afraid the economics of book publishing means that we are seeing the opening stages of the death of the book.

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Totally agreed on the inevitable negative effect eReaders are going to have on bookstores and libraries, Kathleen. Bookstores are going to have to move to a new model, they're probably going to have to become extensions of public libraries, for browsing purposes only, and will probably have to have government funding, just like public libraries do, to stay in business. In the meanwhile, this book was never published in hard copy form, so for my particular book nothing is really lost.

I published a book on Adolf Hitler in 1986. It sold over 10,000 copies before it went out of print. I decided to provide the online version free of charge. It has been available since 1997 and is currently getting over 100,000 visitors a month. (Although it is free to access it more than pays for itself by the advertising that appears on the site. An e-book version of the book will be published later this year. The same goes for the other books that I wrote before 1997.

I know that most historians are suffering because their publishers are unwilling to bring out new editions of their books (the second-hand books section of Amazon have destroyed this market). They are also finding it difficult to find publishers of books. The main reason for this is that because so many books are sold via Amazon (who demand very high discounts from publishers), they need to sell around 15,000 copies of a new book to go into profit. This is now becoming much more difficult. I am afraid the economics of book publishing means that we are seeing the opening stages of the death of the book.

I think John Simkin has a point, about the death of the book, the technology is leapfrogging ahead of the cultural capacity to be fully integrated to the advances in a manner that would be a true means of mass media the way youtube was when it first became popular...Then there is the ever present historical dynamic of the masses troding the path of least resistance, Example in the 1950's there was a good segment of the American population that did not have the pervasive cynicism about politics enough to feel like voting was a "waste of time," so issues were paramount [not that they aren't now] and knowledge was paramount.

Now there is such a segmentation of various viewpoints about politics that there is a "People magazine" mentality where determining who should be President, actually seems like people think it is important "if he looks like a nice man."

But back to the book topic recently the Wall Street Journal did a story about persons trying to get published

who were going to e-books selling for a penny or a nickel or some ridiculous amount so that a grass-roots interest

in their work would eventually lead to being re-published after being signed up by a major publisher, which I believe is actually pretty pathetic, in the big picture....

My own view is that the decline of America began, in a general sense when the corporations began to manipulate

their legal status as a "person" into a wrecking ball against the rights of the person.

That dynamic has unleashed many of the more Orwellian aspects of mass culture that America is now experiencing,

Why was is that the Fabian Socialists saw all of this coming 100 years ago.....?

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