|A Newsletter of Scientific and Civic Literacy.||December 2008|
Sorry for the long wait but it couldn't be helped. The wait, that is, for this
edition of the Hawkhill News and for the announcement it brings about our new series DEMOCRACY: THE BASICS.
|Now on to Media News||
First, I want to make sure you know that this is our 35th year as a family-
owned and operated educational media business. In celebration we are
offering our entire library of videos and DVDs at a flat 35% discount. No
exceptions, no fine print conditions. Go to our web site: www.hawkhill.com
to access the entire library. You can read complete scripts there to most of
our programs and see sample video clips to some of the most popular
ones. If you use the web order blank it will automatically reduce the total
cost of your order by the special 35% discount. You can also fax your
order to 608-251-3924 and we will make sure you get the discount.
Second, I want to officially announce the release now of our three brand-
new programs in civic and scientific literacy in the new series
DEMOCRACY: THE BASICS.
New DVD Program
CAPITALISM AND DEMOCRACY
Capitalism, like democracy, is under siege today. Students will learn in this new DVD program how and why capitalism is necessary for democracy, but not sufficient. In two parts, Part One explores the origins of both capitalism and democracy. Part Two explains the connections between capitalism and democracy today and the prospects for tomorrow. Includes exclusive on- site video from over 35 countries on all continents as well as archival art works and photographs to illustrate these connections and prospects. Click here to read the entire script on our website.
New DVD Program
RELIGION AND DEMOCRACY
|Radical Islam is on the march today attacking democracy. The Christian world for the most part is democratic today. Students will learn in this new DVD program how religions have helped (and how they have hindered) the paths to democracy in the past and in the present. The program traces the early history of how both religion and democracy began in tribal societies on all continents. It stresses the importance of enduring ideas of western civilization that first arose in Greece, in Rome and in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Program explains how these ideas were profoundly modified in the western world's Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment. And why this is so important today. Includes on-site video from over 35 countries on all continents as well as archival art works and photographs to illustrate the beginnings of religion and democracy. Click here to read the entire script on our website.|
New DVD Program
SCIENCE AND DEMOCRACY
|One of democracy's most important allies is science. Students will learn in this new DVD program how science, like capitalism, is necessary for democracy but not sufficient. The program traces the early history of how both science and democracy began in tribal societies on all continents. It stresses the importance of the western world's Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment when modern experimental science was born. Program explains why this is so important and so often misunderstood today. Includes on-site video from over 35 countries on all continents as well as archival art works and photographs to illustrate the beginnings of science and democracy. Click here to read the entire script on our web site.|
|Physician's Opinion of Financial Bail Out Package||
Old-time customers and readers of Hawkhill newsletters remember the off-
beat humor I sometimes provided. Here is one recent medical
communication I got from an Internet friend that might amuse if not
The Allergists voted to scratch it, and the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve, and the Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception.
The Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted; the Pathologists yelled, 'Over my dead body!' while the Pediatricians said, 'Oh, Grow up!'
The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, the Radiologists could see right through it, and the Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.
The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, 'This puts a whole new face on the matter.'
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists felt the scheme wouldn't hold water.
The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.
In the end, the Proctologists left the decision up to some assholes in Washington."
Have a good holiday. Bill Stonebarger, President Hawkhill
Editor: Bill Stonebarger