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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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Our numbers are dwindling. Our words are confused.
Some of them have been twisted by the enemy
until they can no longer be recognized.

Now what is wrong, or false, in what we have said?
Just some parts, or everything?
On whom can we still rely? Are we survivors, cast
away by the current? Will we be left behind,
no longer understanding anyone and being understood by no one?
Must we rely on luck?

This is what you ask. Expect
no answer but your own.


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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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"Now let me be clear...I...I...um...uh...now let me be clear.  I strongly condemn the affirmative in the strongest possible terms, and I am closely monitoring their arguments.  Let me be clear on this."
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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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Some of them have been twisted by the enemy
until they can no longer be recognized.

Now what is wrong, or false, in what we have said?
Just some parts, or everything?
On whom can we still rely? Are we survivors, cast
away by the current? Will we be left behind,
no longer understanding anyone and being understood by no one?
Must we rely on luck?

This is what you ask. Expect
no answer but your own.


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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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Our numbers are dwindling. Our words are confused.
Some of them have been twisted by the enemy
until they can no longer be recognized.

Now what is wrong, or false, in what we have said?
Just some parts, or everything?
On whom can we still rely? Are we survivors, cast
away by the current? Will we be left behind,
no longer understanding anyone and being understood by no one?
Must we rely on luck?

This is what you ask. Expect
no answer but your own.


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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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