Description : For the first time, the Nobel Prize laureate and "man in the middle" of the planet's most explosive confrontations speaks out—on his dealings with America, negotiations with Iran, reform and democracy in the Middle East, and the prospects for a future free of nuclear weapons. For the past two decades, Mohamed ElBaradei has played a key role in the most high-stakes conflicts of our time. Unique in maintaining credibility in the Arab world and the West alike, ElBaradei has emerged as a singularly independent, uncompromised voice. As the director of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency, he has contended with the Bush administration's assault on Iraq, the nuclear aspirations of North Korea, and the West's standoff with Iran. For their efforts to control nuclear proliferation, ElBaradei and his agency received the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. Now, in a vivid and thoughtful account, ElBaradei takes us inside the international fray. Inspector, adviser, and mediator, ElBaradei moves from Baghdad, where Iraqi officials bleakly predict the coming war, to behind-the-scenes exchanges with Condoleezza Rice, to the streets of Pyongyang and the trail of Pakistani nuclear smugglers. He dissects the possibility of rapprochement with Iran while rejecting hard-line ideologies of every kind, decrying an us-versus-them approach and insisting on the necessity of relentless diplomacy. Above all, he illustrates that the security of nations is tied to the security of individuals, dependent not only on disarmament but on a universal commitment to human dignity, democratic values, and the freedom from want. Probing and eloquent, The Age of Deception is an unparalleled account of society's struggle to come to grips with the uncertainties of our age.
Description : Right now, truth is under attack, and much is at stake. Perhaps no one in America is more passionate than John MacArthur about exposing those who are mounting this attack?especially those bringing the assault right into the church. There is no middle ground?no safe zone for the uncommitted in this war. The battle for truth is raging, and this book reveals: The pitfalls of postmodern thinking Why the Emerging Church Movement is inherently flawed Past skirmishes in the Truth War and their effect on the Church The importance of truth and certainty in a postmodern society How to identify and address the errors and false teachings smuggled into churches "[The postmodern age] is the age of no truth, an age that has reached a point of deadly fatigue when it comes to facing the truth?a generation that no longer believes truth can be known. Dr. John MacArthur knows better, and he is armed with the courage to confront this age with a bold defense of truth. . . . His argument is compelling, his defense of truth is brilliant, and his concern for the church is evident on every page. The evangelical church desperately needs this book, and it arrives just in time." ?R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Description : I believe the Father God has downloaded a shorter version of Bible history and meanings based on questions asked of me during my teachings and Bible studies I’ve given of the Word. Many want to ask certain questions about the church and its history but have been put off or not given the complete truth about the subject. Instead, they have been taught fables and traditions. Sometimes, the people don’t know, and other times, they prefer to stick with the teachings that follow tradition and fables. Since I’ve tried to find out about the answer to questions in the same manner in my younger years, I’ve found out that the deep study with the Father as my teacher gave me the answers I needed to the questions that were very important in my walk with Yeshua (Jesus). Now it makes sense to me. It uncovered a world of mysteries and cleared up my understanding. I, too, asked questions that I needed answers; however, in teachings and Bible studies I’ve conducted, I found most people still aren’t getting the answers necessary to take them to the higher level. This book seemed to be the answer. Although we will still be studying and learning more of His Word until His kingdom comes and beyond, this will give us a jump start in experiencing more of Him and how we can please Him until He comes to get us. I hope this book will open your eyes to some of the hidden things that have caused us not to follow the truth of Yeshua (Jesus), and our desire to learn more about Him will come alive in your spirit man to dig deeper for yourselves. Get into informative study groups and attend churches that preach from the Bible. Take your understanding to a new level. Don’t be satisfied with just a once a week appearance at church or not going at all because you don’t like the preacher or someone, feeling you have it covered. We will never put Yahweh (God) in a box and say this is all He has for us and we don’t need any more. I encourage you to come up higher. See what you’ve missed and see how Yeshua (Jesus) can use you in these final days before the “great and terrible day of The Lord” is coming shortly in countries all over the world. We must be ready.
Description : Ingenious automatons which appeared to think on their own. Dubious mermaids and wild men who resisted classification. Elegant sleight-of-hand artists who routinely exposed the secrets of their trade. These were some of the playful forms of fraud which astonished, titillated, and even outraged nineteenth-century America's new middle class, producing some of the most remarkable urban spectacles of the century. In The Arts of Deception, James W. Cook explores this distinctly modern mode of trickery designed to puzzle the eye and challenge the brain. Championed by the "Prince of Humbug," P. T. Barnum, these cultural puzzles confused the line between reality and illusion. Upsetting the normally strict boundaries of value, race, class, and truth, the spectacles offer a revealing look at the tastes, concerns, and prejudices of America's very first mass audiences. We are brought into the exhibition halls, theaters, galleries, and museums where imposture flourished, and into the minds of the curiosity-seekers who eagerly debated the wonders before their eyes. Cook creates an original portrait of a culture in which ambiguous objects, images, and acts on display helped define a new value system for the expanding middle class, as it confronted a complex and confusing world.
Description : Deception in the Digital Age: Exploiting and Defending Human Targets Through Computer-Mediated Communication guides readers through the fascinating history and principles of deception—and how these techniques and stratagems are now being effectively used by cyber attackers. Users will find an in-depth guide that provides valuable insights into the cognitive, sensory and narrative bases of misdirection, used to shape the targeted audience’s perceptions and beliefs. The text provides a detailed analysis of the psychological, sensory, sociological, and technical precepts that reveal predictors of attacks—and conversely postmortem insight about attackers—presenting a unique resource that empowers readers to observe, understand and protect against cyber deception tactics. Written by information security experts with real-world investigative experience, the text is the most instructional book available on the subject, providing practical guidance to readers with rich literature references, diagrams and examples that enhance the learning process. Deeply examines the psychology of deception through the lens of misdirection and other techniques used by master magicians Explores cognitive vulnerabilities that cyber attackers use to exploit human targets Dissects the underpinnings and elements of deception narratives Examines group dynamics and deception factors in cyber attacker underground markets Provides deep coverage on how cyber attackers leverage psychological influence techniques in the trajectory of deception strategies Explores the deception strategies used in today’s threat landscape—phishing, watering hole, scareware and ransomware attacks Gives unprecedented insight into deceptive Internet video communications Delves into the history and deception pathways of nation-state and cyber terrorism attackers Provides unique insight into honeypot technologies and strategies Explores the future of cyber deception
Description : The emergent church movement has placed God's truth "up for sale." And so called "Christians" are flocking to the movement, heedless of the error. The contemporary church has become man-centered, pleasure oriented, and entertainment driven. Modern deception and trickery are hiding behind the attractive masks of pluralism, tolerance, spirituality, and compromise. God's Word warned us of these very events, and equips us to stand strong upon the truth in a world tragic, spiritual heresy. This book gives a clarion call to every believer to "try the spirits!" Every page pulls the mask off of modern compromise and equips Christians to stand for pure doctrine and holy living in age where both are at stake. Once again we need a generation of believers who will firmly grasp the baton of God's unchanging truth and securely place it in the hands of the next generation.