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Selling Politics

Accompanies the TV series We Have Ways Of Making You Think

Selling Politics investigates the secret world of political consultants, the men who create an image of their clients for the public eye. Author Laurence Rees argues that the roots of political propaganda lie in Nazi Germany with Hitler’s master of visual propaganda, Dr Josef Goebbels. Goebbels’ passion for cinema led him to discover the ‘Great Truth’, namely that in order for film propaganda to persuade it must entertain rather than inform. Over the past thirty years the use of film and television propaganda had flourished, particularly in the United States where a candidate’s ability to woo voters on the screen is fundamental to his success in a presidential election. Rees shows how television manipulates its viewers into making judgements based purely on the visual image and explains why propaganda works best when it engages the emotions rather than the intellect. We see clearly how these insidious techniques have also played a key role in contemporary British politics as consultants have followed the example of their American counterparts. Written in1992, a year that encompassed a general election in Britain and a presidential election in the United States, Selling Politics is a book for our times. It will fascinate readers who care about the practice of politics and the way democracy functions as the 21st century approaches.

Selling Politics investigates the secret world of political consultants, the men who create an image of their clients for the public eye.

The Winner-Take-All Society

Why the Few at the Top Get So Much More Than the Rest of Us

Why does the top one per cent of the population capture such a disproportionate amount of the wealth? Why do top athletes win dozens of sponsorship deals, yet competitors who finish just moments behind struggle to attract a single deal? Why does one product become a runaway success, while others flounder and fail? The answer is the rise of 'winner-take-all' markets, in which small differences in performance lead to huge differences in reward. More relevant today than ever before, this fascinating book shows how in business, as in sport, thousands are competing for only a handful of top prizes. As Robert Frank and Philip J Cook reveal, this relentless emphasis on coming out on top has shaped our society and how we define success in troubling ways, creating growing income inequality and an enormous misallocation of talent, as more and more gifted people seek the big bucks and limelight of lucrative yet non-essential careers while vital professions scramble to attract staff. But there are measures we can take to create a more equitable and more prosperous future, and The Winner-Take-All Society shows the way.

Winner-Takc-All Markets and Norms of Fairness \X'inner-take-all markets have
implications not only for efficiency but also for norms of fairness. The cconomist's
theory of wages, which holds that workers are paid in proportion to the value of ...

Batter Up!/A Batear!

SpongeBob loves baseball, but wonders if he's up to playing on the big boys' team.

SpongeBob loves baseball, but wonders if he's up to playing on the big boys' team.

Gran Carrera de UmiCar

When UmiCar competes in the Umi City Car Race, he races against a mean dump truck who plays tricks on the other racers.

When UmiCar competes in the Umi City Car Race, he races against a mean dump truck who plays tricks on the other racers.

The Magic of Sex

The most approachable sex manual of our time.Sex can be magical, and the best sex is often attained in a loving, enduring relationship. Opening The Magic of Sex sends the reader on a voyage that explores our most intimate thoughts and feelings -- a journey that will help every couple put the magic into their love life.Features include: , Unique "his" and "hers" viewpoints on every aspect of sex and lovemaking. , Focuses on the depth and magic of long-term sexual relationships. , Questionnaires to help partners understand their own and each other's sexual profiles, to cure anxieties and misunderstandings, and to improve their sex life. , Over 100 color photographs revealing an exciting repertoire of sexual techniques. , Clear explanations of common sexual problems with step-by-step guidelines for solving them.

Opening The Magic of Sex sends the reader on a voyage that explores our most intimate thoughts and feelings -- a journey that will help every couple put the magic into their love life.Features include: , Unique "his" and "hers" viewpoints ...

The Blood Keeper

Paranormal romance fans who are looking to up the ante will be drawn to this tale of horror, fantasy, and romance. For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It's all she's ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose—she's connected to the land and protective of the magic. And she is able to practice it proudly and happily out in the open with only the crows as her companions. Mab will do anything to keep the ancient practice alive and guard its secrets. But one morning while she is working out a particularly tricky spell she encounters Will, a local boy who is trying to exorcise some mundane personal demons. He experiences Mab's magic in a way his mind cannot comprehend and is all too happy to end their chance meeting. But secrets that were kept from Mab by the earlier generations of blood magicians have come home to roost. And she and Will are drawn back together, time again by this dangerous force looking to break free from the earth and reclaim its own dark power. "The power of this narrative lies in the gorgeous prose, lush with a gothic sensibility, ripe with sensual images of horrific beauty. . . . Passion, heartbreak, yearning and dread bleed from every page. A perfect book for those who loved Wuthering Heights and are looking for an essentially American gothic."--Kirkus Reviews

Paranormal romance fans who are looking to up the ante will be drawn to this tale of horror, fantasy, and romance.

A Lady of Persuasion: A Rouge Regency Romance

Only one thing could convince Sir Tobias Aldridge, an incorrigible libertine, to profess undying fidelity to a woman he's just met. Revenge. What better way to get back at an enemy than by stealing the scoundrel's sister? Not that Toby finds it a chore, seducing Isabel Grayson, a beguiling, sultry beauty freshly arrived from the West Indies. Isabel, for her part, is determined to reform the charming devil and get exactly what she craves: society's respect. But it's a dangerous gamble. For if Toby wins this battle of persuasion, Isabel could lose her reputation as well as her heart. The final part of Tessa Dare's sexy 'Wanton' trilogy. Other titles in this series are Goddess of the Hunt and Surrender of the Siren.

For if Toby wins this battle of persuasion, Isabel could lose her reputation as well as her heart. The final part of Tessa Dare's sexy 'Wanton' trilogy. Other titles in this series are Goddess of the Hunt and Surrender of the Siren.

One Dance With a Duke: A Rouge Regency Romance

A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, has a reputation as the dashing "Duke of Midnight." Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the ladies of the ton catch his interest for long, until Lady Amelia d'Orsay tries her luck. In an effort to get the Duke to forgive her brother's debts, Amelia claims the duke's dance. But she is playing a dangerous game with a notorious rake... The first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful Stud Club trilogy. Other titles in this series are Twice Tempted by a Rogue and Three Nights with a Scoundrel. Rouge Romance - your first stop for romance books

But she is playing a dangerous game with a notorious rake... The first novel in Tessa Dare's delightful Stud Club trilogy. Other titles in this series are Twice Tempted by a Rogue and Three Nights with a Scoundrel.

Blood Magic

This page-turning debut novel will entice fans who like their paranormal romances dark and disturbing. It's a natural next-read for fans of Stephanie Meyer, Carrie Jones, and Becca Fitzpatrick. But instead of mythical creatures, blood magic has everything to do with primal human desires like power, wealth, and immortality. Everywhere Silla Kennicott turns she sees blood. She can't stop thinking about her parents alleged murder-suicide. She is consumed by a book filled with spells that arrives mysteriously in the mail. The spells share one common ingredient: blood, and Silla is more than willing to cast a few. What's a little spilled blood if she can uncover the truth? And then there's Nick—the new guy at school who makes her pulse race. He has a few secrets of his own and is all too familiar with the lure of blood magic. Drawn together by a combination of fate and chemistry, Silla and Nick must find out who else in their small Missouri town knows their secret and will do anything to take the book and magic from Silla. From the Hardcover edition.

Drawn together by a combination of fate and chemistry, Silla and Nick must find out who else in their small Missouri town knows their secret and will do anything to take the book and magic from Silla. From the Hardcover edition.