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« Reply #1425 on: May 07, 2016, 04:14:17 pm »
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"Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001" by Milo Jones & Philippe Silberzahn and "The Cold War: A New History" by John Lewis Gaddis. Both are for a graduate class in the fall for the school's M.S. in Intelligence Analysis program titled "The Roots of 21st Century Conflict". Had to get it as a directed study since it's scheduled the same time as "Introduction to Digital Forensics". Tongue
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« Reply #1426 on: May 08, 2016, 05:58:54 am »
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I liked the concept (both scientific, that is a total transformation of a man, and political, that is everything depending on just putting a man on Mars). I was a bit disappointed that the protagonist simply decided to remain there, which was much more than was expected of him.
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« Reply #1427 on: May 08, 2016, 11:49:41 am »
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I'm about to finish the Audacity of Hope and then plan to start Atlas Shrugged, which will take a while.
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« Reply #1428 on: May 08, 2016, 03:17:59 pm »
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I'm about to finish the Audacity of Hope

It's rather bland.
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« Reply #1429 on: May 08, 2016, 09:53:50 pm »
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"Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001" by Milo Jones & Philippe Silberzahn and "The Cold War: A New History" by John Lewis Gaddis. Both are for a graduate class in the fall for the school's M.S. in Intelligence Analysis program titled "The Roots of 21st Century Conflict". Had to get it as a directed study since it's scheduled the same time as "Introduction to Digital Forensics". Tongue

Finished. Library better be effing open tomorrow. I have a textbook or two borrowed, but I'd rather keep with "actual reading" until I need to switch it up. Two possibilities are books I rented out over Christmas break but never finished--"The Third Wave" by Samuel Huntington, and "Lineages of the Absolutist State" by Perry Anderson. Probably gonna go there after work.
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« Reply #1430 on: May 10, 2016, 04:49:13 am »
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« Reply #1431 on: May 10, 2016, 01:38:17 pm »
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The Kingdom of the Wind by Itsuki Hiroyuki. It has the [insert negative but not outright insulting adjective here: Sententious, overdone, faintly turgid] prose characteristic both of modern Japanese literary fiction and of Meredith McKinney's translation style, and the main characters aren't especially appealing, but I love the concept and the descriptions of places and history.
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« Reply #1432 on: May 15, 2016, 06:40:55 pm »
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Re-reading "Fahrenheit 451".
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« Reply #1433 on: May 19, 2016, 12:44:05 pm »
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Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank.
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« Reply #1434 on: May 19, 2016, 03:18:53 pm »
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Just finished Reason and Saving Capitalism both by Robert Reich, I plan on reading A Lesson Before Dying and then also a couple Friedman books soon.
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« Reply #1435 on: May 19, 2016, 05:04:09 pm »
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Not sure if this counts as a book, but I'm on Act IV of Romeo and Juliet. Very nice play.
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« Reply #1436 on: May 22, 2016, 04:24:35 pm »
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Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank.

Am unsure about starting this, is it any good? I've almost finished What's Wrong with Kansas, and for a
book widely talked about as being revolutionary within political circles I've found it very underwhelming.

This is my current post exam treat- I'm trying to furnish my British Politics berfore 1997 (My US political History for the 20th century is much better than my british)

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« Reply #1437 on: May 25, 2016, 01:57:31 am »
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Rereading Brideshead Revisited. It holds up to an extent.
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« Reply #1438 on: May 25, 2016, 05:04:05 am »
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A collection of Jaroslav Hasek's articles.
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