The Ipinions Journal: Commentaries on the Global Events of 2018-Volume Xiv

The Ipinions Journal: Commentaries on the Global Events of 2018-Volume Xiv

by Anthony Livingston Hall


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ISBN-13: 9781532067471
Publisher: Author Solutions Inc
Publication date: 02/27/2019
Pages: 556
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Anthony L. Hall is a Washington-based lawyer who is licensed to practice in a number of foreign jurisdictions. He hails from The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands and was educated at some of America's best schools, including Williams College. Hall is also a syndicated columnist and author of The iPINIONS Journal, a weblog of enlightening and entertaining commentaries that provide a refreshing take on current events. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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ReadersFavorite 8 days ago
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite The iPINIONS Journal: Commentaries on the Global Events of 2018 by Anthony Livingston Hall offers a critical, unconventional analysis of some of the major events of 2018, with humor and satire that force readers to look past what politicians want them to believe and at the frightening face of the truth. Reflections and opinions expressed in this book cover a wide spectrum of topics, including events like the replacement of the corrupt Zuma with the captured Ramaphosa (South Africa), insights into the Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu’s bombshell presentation on Iranian bombs, Trump’s description of Caribbean and African countries as “shitholes,” the separation of migrant children from their parents, the jailing of South Korea’s female president and a lot, lot more. Anthony Livingston Hall looks deeper than what the media — paid or not — wants people to believe and provokes in readers a mental revolution that pushes them to ask the right questions and to see events through the lens of logic. The thoughts expressed are unconventional and they allow readers to see the hypocrisy of contemporary leaders, who often twist facts and the truth to serve partisan interests. In the preface, the author proclaims in a voice that is both serious and mocking: “To be fair, though, no person had a greater influence on the global events of 2018 than President Donald Trump.” When those in power attack the truth — even the president of the most powerful country in the world — with cover-ups and propaganda-twisting events, what can the just do? In this book, the author invites readers to think, to analyze and criticize, to form their own perspective of the truth and to read between the lines to discover who really writes history. While the voice is light and playful, it compels the reader, by dint of sheer irony, biting humor and sarcasm, to dig deeper into contemporary events to see how history can be twisted to suit the interests of those in power. The iPINIONS Journal is an intellectual adventure worth taking, an eye-opening compilation of essays and well-referenced news items that allows readers to relive recent events from a completely fresh perspective. When you finish reading this book, you’ll find yourself asking the rhetorical question: How can we have been so stupid?
CaribbeanNewsNow 11 days ago
Around this time each year, Anthony L Hall delivers a collection of his frequently outspoken and controversial thoughts and opinions concerning the preceding political year and this year is no exception, with the publication of “The iPINIONS Journal Volume XIV – Commentaries on the Global Events of 2018”. Once again, Hall has connected a diverse list of compelling world events, immensely varied and of the utmost significance to anyone concerned in global events and politics. Delving straight into it in his introduction, the author addresses the unprecedented risks many journalists are taking these days to defend the news against “the war on truth,” the sensational murder of The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and that no person had greater influence on the global events of 2018 than President Donald Trump. Apart from his commentaries on Trump, Hall covers a truly extensive and varied set of topics covering all continents; his sections including Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas and, of course, a large part on the United States alone. This comes before he delves even further into The Global Sphere, Sports and Entertainment. There is much weighty material to digest as Hall displays sound writing on topics such as Brexit, the yellow vest protests in Paris, the political crisis in Venezuela, Russia taunting Britain with brazen assassinations, the Venezuelan situation, confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to United States Supreme Court, Special Counsel Mueller’s Russian investigation and the ban on Muslims entering the United States. In the sports section, Hall gives witty “iPINIONS” on the world of sports from the NBA, Danica Patrick, Tiger Woods, the Stanley Cup, Kentucky Derby, the Winter Olympics and other milestones in 2018. In the entertainment section, Jay-Z gets political and criticized Trump for taking credit for lowering black unemployment, which led to a war of words between the rap mogul and Trump on Twitter. Hall also gave his views on Jay-Z being snubbed at the Grammys. “The iPINIONS Journal Volume XIV” contains useful information combined with clever opinions for any booklover, as Anthony Hall flexes his in-depth understanding and wide-ranging awareness on a seemingly infinite range of worldwide matters. This is a highly recommended go to book for all those that are yearning to stay well-versed and informed on global events, politics, sports and entertainment.