This is a frightening book. It describes an unexpected form of warfare in which the United States is already behind China, Russia, and possibly terrorists. And worse for us, we have already lost initial battles. Richard Clarke is a former Assistant Secretary of State and a Washington insider, having served Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush. He made headlines with his charges against the Bush-Cheney administration on getting this nation into a needless war in Iraq, and events proved him correct. Now, he and Robert Knake tell how our wonderfully-efficient, computerized systems that control our electric grids, transportation systems, defense against military attack, and much of our day-to-day life are open to attack, control, and destruction by hackers, terrorists, or enemy agents working to disable us before a massive attack by a foreign power. His call for rapid and powerful action to set up defenses is right on the money.
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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. He received his early education at home, tutored by Reverend Evan Edwards of Warnham. In 1802, he entered the Syon House Academy of Brentford. He was routinely bullied while he was there, both because of his “girlish” appearance and his family’s aristocratic ties. Shelley’s unconventional life and uncompromising idealism, combined with his strong skeptical voice, made him a notorious and much denigrated figure during his life. Distracted by political events, he visited Ireland in order to engage in radical pamphleteering where he wrote the Address to the Irish People. His activities earned him the unfavourable attention of the British government. His first publication was a Gothic novel, Zastrozzi (1810). He is most famous for such anthology pieces as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind (1819) and To a Skylark (1820). His major works were long visionary poems including Alastor (1815), The Revolt of Islam (1817) and Adonais (1821).
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