By Mark R. Levin
AN INTELLECTUALLY BRACING NEW quantity ON AMERICA’S TRANSFORMATION AND THE conflict among CONSTITUTIONALISM AND UTOPIANISM—FROM the writer OF the number one big apple occasions BESTSELLER LIBERTY & TYRANNY , MARK R. LEVIN
Hailed by way of Rush Limbaugh as “the so much compelling protection of freedom for our time,” and “the priceless ebook of the Obama era” by means of the yank Spectator, Mark R. Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny made the main persuasive case for conservatism and opposed to statism in a new release. during this most important time, this prime conservative philosopher explores the psychology, motivations, and historical past of the utopian stream, its architects, and its modern day disciples—and how the person and American society are being wolfed via it.
Levin asks, what's this utopian strength that either allures a loose humans and destroys them? Levin digs deep into the earlier and attracts astoundingly proper parallels to modern the US from
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Yet, what is perhaps the most crucial lesson to be retained from McLuhan is his insistence on studying the media more from the perspective of their effects than from their inherent meanings or intentions. As McLuhan suggested, what the media “mean” to the human subjects (the affects linked to the alleged choice of mediatic vectors), or even to the media operators themselves, is beyond the point. It is rather what the media do, how they operate, and what social outcomes they enable once they are allowed to produce meaning-effects that matters.
Simply, it was divorced from the real world. But, even if we still insisted on treating the taxonomy of cyberterrorism as a system of abstraction, we had no choice but to note in this case the opposite of what Cohn appeared to witness with regard to the nuclear strategists of the late Cold War era. The language of cyberterrorism mobilized by the media and its experts was quite technical for sure. But this technicality, far from de-realizing the threat, actually rendered it possible. It realized it in the mind/psyche of the public, which was now subjected to the simulated scenarios and mediations in the broader context of the Y2K anx- Cyberterror and media-induced fears 35 ious and uncertain social environment.
Similar to the “How to Prepare for Y2K” videos that were on sale in department stores in the months before the turn to the millennium, this simulation detailed step by step what damages a planned and systematic cyberterrorist attack would do to the United States. But, unlike some of the Y2K videos, the manufacturers of this made-for-TV program/simulation had no ready answer or safety tips to offer to the consumers/viewers. What the viewer was left with instead was the certainty that something similar to this simulated attack would take place (although it was highly uncertain when and where it would) and that many Americans would die in the process.