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    Needful Things by Steven King
    Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals.


    Oh, we're always all right. You remember that. We happen to other people.

    And I see fire, hollowing souls
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    An Introduction to Roman Law -- Barry Nicholas
    A Textbook of Roman Law -- WW Buckland
    Roman Private Law -- Alvaro d'Ors
    Economics of the Law -- Torts, Contracts, Property, Litigation -- Thomas Miceli

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    Diogenes the Cynic: War Against the World by Luis E. Navia and also rereading Gulliver's Travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kephalos View Post
    An Introduction to Roman Law -- Barry Nicholas
    A Textbook of Roman Law -- WW Buckland
    Roman Private Law -- Alvaro d'Ors
    Economics of the Law -- Torts, Contracts, Property, Litigation -- Thomas Miceli
    That seems oddly specific. Why Roman law? Are you taking a course in law school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abendrot View Post
    That seems oddly specific. Why Roman law? Are you taking a course in law school?
    Well, I've been reading on law and economics, which mostly focuses on Anglo-American common law. But, I think that the same analysis can be performed on Roman-Civil law. Also, I don't know if you've ever heard about Italian jurist Bruno Leoni, but he had that same idea that the development of Roman law and common law were, contrary to the common perception, quite similar. Another inspirationis Richard Epstein's chapter in an Oxford Handbook of Roman Law called "Economic Structure of Roman Property Law" which is written from a point of view similar to the analysis of property found in Miceli's book that I'm reading.

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    The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth.

    Amazing research into the clinical trials of antidepressant drugs. Basically, the author alleges that antidepressants work via the placebo effect; they're basically worthless and the drug companies hid negative results.

    Although many depressed patients improve when given medication, so do many who are given a placebo, and the difference between the drug response and the placebo response is not all that great. What the published studies really indicate is that most of the improvement shown by depressed people when they take antidepressants is due to the placebo effect.
    It's a $19 billion/year scam.
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    The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. The main character is annoyingly perfect but the book is brilliantly written.
    Ohhh yes. Still waiting for the 3rd part.

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    Just finished "The Bat" by Jo Nesbø... and I understand why it wasn't the first Jo Nesbø mystery to be translated into English even though it's the first of the series. "Norwegian guy goes to Australia and learns about Australian culture" seems decidedly less exotic when English is your first language. (Not to mention, I cannot imagine how awkward it must read to actual Australians, especially re: the clumsiness with which the protagonist navigates race politics.)

    Excited to move on to book 2 ("Cockroaches") though and then to finishing book 3 ("The Redbreast", which I got halfway through and then got distracted from). The goal is to read all the books up to "The Snowman" so I can be as prepared for the upcoming movie version as possible.

    (side note, I'm concerned that Michael Fassbender won't get the humor right. He's definitely intense enough, but I haven't seen that kind of wry, playful snark out of him before.)
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    oh now I have to reread Brave New World for class. I can't just bs it since we have to annotate it for a grade.


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