Austin M. Kramer

"Rouge Scholar"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (35 of 52)
Location: Seattle, WA


Top Reviewer Ranking: 455,955 - Total Helpful Votes: 35 of 52
Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media L&hellip by Norm Goldstein
I agree with most reviewers, that this is a usefull book, but just because it serves a purpose, doesn't mean one should think uncriticaly of it. The most important thing is that this is a resource for both journalists and students, and because it is so essential, it is imparative that we address some problems with this book: Namely that the world has changed and the AP Stylebook has not kept up.
By nature, this book is essential. It fills a very real need. It supplies an essential and uniform standard for the composition of news writting. For this function, the book deserves five stars, however because this function is so essential, it requiers an up to date standard, and untill this… Read more
Socrates Cafe by Christopher Phillips
Socrates Cafe by Christopher Phillips
Mr. Phillips is a revolutionary mind in the field of philosopher. This book is not about "Philosophy for the Common man" instead, it deconstructs the condescending myth of the common man in favor of the realization that everyone is equaly uncommon.
Some would like to think that Plato, or the other luminaries of philosophy are beyond the grasp of the "common" or "uneducated." This book is a glaring and necessary counterpoint. Philosophy, actualy, has less to do with being able to name dead authors, and more with being able to think spontaneously, creatively, and criticaly.
Insofar as provoking a spark in the reader is the goal of philosophy, this book is a success. There are some… Read more
Hearts & Minds (Widescreen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Georges Bidault
Hearts & Minds (Widescreen) DVD ~ Georges Bidault
These days, much is made of media outlets who are accused of focusing only on the violence and downsides of armed conflict. In many ways, this movie pioneered that genre. For all the people wrapped up in the contraversey of Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11, this movie should prove a usefull historical example.
This movie, as contreversial as it once was, with time has emerged as a greater and greater historical document. Fewer people are politicaly invested in propping up myths about the Vietnam War, and fewer people feel politicaly threatened by admitting wrong-doings. Case in point, Robert McNemaira has honestly appologized for his failings, but only years after the fact. With the… Read more