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« on: August 17, 2009, 09:26:36 am »
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I recently finished to read it and I consider it as one of the better books I ever read. Krugman's incredibly perceptive analysis of the American political history give us a better understanding of the real nature of conservative movement and his disastrous consequences on American society. Sure, it's a very partisan book, and I have difficulties to think that some republicans will vote FB. Anyways, I think it's undeniable that this book has to exist, as The Conscience of a conservative had to do in the 60's.

BTW : I benefit the occasion to give a precision about the quote I have on my signature. I read Krugman's book french traduction, L'Amérique que nous voulons. If I managed to find the english title, the text I wrote on my signature has many chances not to be the actual text of the book, since it is the retraduction of the french traduction. I apologize to Krugman for this wrongdoing.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 02:54:41 pm »
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I recently finished to read it and I consider it as one of the better books I ever read. Krugman's incredibly perceptive analysis of the American political history give us a better understanding of the real nature of conservative movement and his disastrous consequences on American society. Sure, it's a very partisan book, and I have difficulties to think that some republicans will vote FB. Anyways, I think it's undeniable that this book has to exist, as The Conscience of a conservative had to do in the 60's.

BTW : I benefit the occasion to give a precision about the quote I have on my signature. I read Krugman's book french traduction, L'Amérique que nous voulons. If I managed to find the english title, the text I wrote on my signature has many chances not to be the actual text of the book, since it is the retraduction of the french traduction. I apologize to Krugman for this wrongdoing.

I can't give a reasonable verdict without reading the book. Once I have read it cover to cover then I'll give an analysis of whether or not this is Freedom Book or Horrible Book.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 03:01:21 pm »
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Good book. I always use talking points from that book against people in real life haha.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 03:02:40 pm »
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I read it last year, and found it very enjoyable.  Big time FB.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 07:06:36 am »
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I always use talking points from that book against people in real life haha.

So do I. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 09:35:08 pm »
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traduction

Translation. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 01:21:16 am »
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Traduction sounds cooler though, as obsolete words are wont to do.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 09:08:54 pm »
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Yes. Why have all the good words become obsolete?
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 09:11:00 pm »
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Yes. Why have all the good words become obsolete?

No idea. I assume television and the internet are to blame.
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 09:15:12 pm »
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Yes. Why have all the good words become obsolete?

No idea. I assume television and the internet are to blame.

It's older than that, isn't it?
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2009, 05:39:51 pm »
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Yes. Why have all the good words become obsolete?

No idea. I assume television and the internet are to blame.

It's older than that, isn't it?

It always happened. Languages change.


Anyways, nothing to say about the book ?
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It really is.



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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2009, 02:52:43 pm »
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Intresting, and somewhat enjoyable. FB.
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