In keeping with his media manipulation savviness—whereby he and his fellow New Atheists have become instant celebrities—Sam Harris sent out an email stating:
While I would never presume to recommend that you buy a copy of my new book, please know that IF you intend to do so, you could help it come to the attention of many more readers by making your purchase between now and October 10th.
Timing is important because the first week's sales of a book can now determine its future (i.e., how many copies book stores order, whether it appears on best seller lists, etc.)
Well kids, get your highlighters out as Sam Harris is publishing a new book. By the way, the aka is of my own making. Why? Because his new book, The Moral Landscape is about, as the subtitle states, “How Science Can Determine Human Values.”
Before getting into Sam Harris’ own description let us note that with friends like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris needs no enemies. Note what Dawkins wrote,