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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Recently I glanced through some parts of Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy by Michael J. Sandel. Very interesting take on the prevalent concepts that govern American socio-political consciousness and how they have little if any connection to what were the original governing principles of the American Repbulic.
    * makes a note of it *
    "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
    Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.

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    Falcarius has a few pages of the 'Orange Book' to finish off today. Then he will read a book about his favourite Tory; Mr. Disraeli. Falcarius is not totally tendentious, he is a socialist who believes every Diplodocus and Tyrannosaurus Rex are equal. He also considers himself a traditional Labour supporter who has never voted Labour despite voting in every local and national election he could.

    Then Falcarius is going to read 'Tom Jones', that is the book not the singer, racing driver, or astronaut.
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    I finally was able to obtain a copy of Ernst Jünger's Storms of Steel, which is a memoirs of his combat experiences in World War I. It's generally considered on the best works ever written about the war, even rivaling All Quiet on the Western Front on some scales.

    I've been meaning to read this for some time now; and with having to explain so much about this book and the author to Little Linguist certainly peaked my determination.

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    I'm currently reading: Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Lawrence Gonzales.

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    You name it, I'm reading it.

    College is a bitch. lol

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    I'm currently reading:

    -LoveType by Dr. Alexander Avila

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    Just recently finished The Riven Kingdom, by Karen Miller. Right now I'm not reading anything save college books...
    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
    --Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation"

    Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenara View Post
    I'm currently reading: Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Lawrence Gonzales.
    I met him once and got him to review a short story of mine. At the time I was going for a odd combination that one might call a mix of Raymond Carver, Mark Twain and Richard Brautigan. He told me that he didn't "get" it, and that was all he said. Someday I've got to get him something new. His own work that I've seen since tends to be more documentary or straightforward genre, and so I probably should have sent him something that was either non-fiction or at least "read like it". Bruce Sterling writes fiction that reads like non-fiction. Paul Theroux would have been a good model for me to follow on that exercise also.
    "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
    Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.

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    Some Principles of Stratification: A Critical Analysis by Melvin M. Tumin

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    I read Stone Butch Blues. Good book, it was for a class so I just rushed through the second part, hopefully I'll get to re-read it in more depth/for fun later.
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