FDL Book Salon Welcomes Matthew Stein, When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival

By: Saturday December 15, 2012 1:59 pm

Anyone who has life insurance, health insurance, or fire insurance already understands the idea of preparing for a bad event you hope won’t happen, so I’m often surprised by how reluctant otherwise thoughtful people are to consider what they might do to make sure they and their loved ones are better prepared for an emergency. We had Katrina in New Orleans, we saw what happened in Japan after the Touhouku quake and tsunami in Japan, we just had Hurricane Sandy in the northeast, and there are countless other examples, some relatively small, some major, that provide ample proof that civilization and its protections and comforts aren’t things we ought to take for granted.

If you’re here today, you’re already sensibly concerned, and having read Mat’s book, I can guarantee you’re about to acquire valuable information that combined with your existing concern will make you better prepared.


FDL Book Salon Welcomes Dan Gillmor, Mediactive

By: Sunday March 20, 2011 1:59 pm

Dan Gillmor’s latest book, Mediactive, is a guide intended to help news consumers become less passive and more active, and to enable news consumers to become news producers — what Dan calls “citizen journalism.”

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Barry Eisler, Inside Out

By: Saturday July 3, 2010 2:00 pm

Barry Eisler’s new novel, Inside Out, is a spy thriller that takes off from the past years’ headlines about missing CIA torture tapes. But it is something even more: it is one of the most politically astute novels of our generation. No other work of fiction has pointedly posed the alternatives for those who would seek political change in the United States in the 21st century. And what are the possibilities in a system where conspiracy is impossible because “everyone is complicit”? Political nihilism, revolutionary adventurism, martyrdom, or subornation by the Establishment.

Join Me in Bethesda Tomorrow Night for an FDL Fundraiser with Barry Eisler and His New Book, “Inside Out”

By: Thursday July 1, 2010 3:29 pm

Please join us tomorrow evening. It’s a great book, Barry is extraordinarily entertaining, and as a special bonus due to circumstances beyond my control, my dogs Katie and Lucy will be there too (don’t ask).

Barry Eisler will read from his new novel Inside Out at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Avenue in Bethesda, MD, at 7pm, Friday July 2. $5 from each book sold will go to support investigative journalism on firedoglake.com.

Barry Eisler’s New Thriller Draws Upon U.S. Torture Program

By: Wednesday June 30, 2010 6:30 pm

The publication of Barry Eisler’s novel “Inside Out” is a big deal, because until now, no one has taken the headlines surrounding the Bush/Cheney/CIA torture scandal and made them the subject of memorable fiction.

How Can There be a Conspiracy When Everyone is Complicit?

By: Saturday January 30, 2010 5:00 pm

So how is it that professional misconduct has been downgraded to poor judgment?

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