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Published on Jan 16, 2014
Host Frederic Colier investigates the melding of technology into our everyday lives with Douglas Rushkoff, author of 'Present Shock' and Jonathan Crary, the author of '24/7', then learns of new advances in neuro-philosophy, the study of the effects of the brain on behavior, with Patricia S. Churchland, author of 'Touching A Nerve'.
From there, Frederic travels to the Brooklyn Book Festival to find out how a micro publishing company in Austin, Texas, The Antibook Club, has created a niche for itself in today's crowded publishing market.
In this week's Book Case TV Picks of the Week, Frank Debonair profiles new books beginning with 'The Family', a multi-generational story of loss, strength and redemption by David Laskin followed by Benjamin Ginsberg's study of violence in human affairs, 'The Value of Violence'. Our deep-rooted moral values and how those affect our political conversation are profiled by Avi Tuschman in 'Our Political Nature', while the Picks of the Week conclude with Salvatore Anthony Esposito, Jr's 'Abu Ghraib: After the Scandal' in which he relates his first-person experiences as an Army nurse attending to both soldiers and civilians at the hospital there before, during and after the scandal.