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« Reply #175 on: August 21, 2011, 05:18:28 pm »

Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
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« Reply #176 on: August 21, 2011, 11:12:09 pm »

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« Reply #177 on: September 01, 2011, 10:27:40 am »

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« Reply #179 on: September 08, 2011, 12:20:36 pm »

Just finished Animal Farm. Attempting to shift through the uber-wonky boredom mixed in with interesting factoids that is Politics, Culture and Sociability in the Basque Nationalist Party while continuing bits and pieces of The Discovery of France by Graham Robb at the same time.
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« Reply #180 on: September 08, 2011, 01:10:21 pm »

Jean-Paul Sartre - The Age of Reason.  three chapters in.  certainly a lot of negative things I can imagine people saying about it but it's entertaining to me.
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« Reply #181 on: September 08, 2011, 03:29:49 pm »

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« Reply #182 on: September 08, 2011, 03:54:58 pm »

The Brothers Kamarazov- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Stranger- Albert Camus
Looking Backward- Edward Bellamy
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« Reply #183 on: September 10, 2011, 12:40:57 pm »

Catch 22
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« Reply #184 on: September 18, 2011, 08:00:03 pm »

Second volume of Somerset Maugham's short stories

Could you be more predictable in your reading habits, lol.

What's so predictable about opebo and Somerset Maugham?
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« Reply #185 on: September 24, 2011, 12:45:37 pm »

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren.
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« Reply #186 on: September 25, 2011, 02:15:53 am »

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It's extremely fascinating. I've always found that period among the most interesting in British politics, so I thought I'd pick it up at a library sale.
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« Reply #187 on: September 30, 2011, 03:29:08 pm »
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Just finished reading or re reading all Nietzsche main books. Heidegger comes next.

In literature, I've been trying with the russians, but  Dostoyevski was kind of grim. I'll give a chance to Tolstoi. In poetry reading for the fifth time the Duino Elegies.

Right now, just super heroes comic books. DC's New 52 are fantastic. Also, this this gem of french comic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dy6uVmRpyM




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« Reply #188 on: September 30, 2011, 03:31:33 pm »


Good one. Read it as a teenager and loved it.
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« Reply #189 on: September 30, 2011, 06:38:23 pm »

Over the past three weeks, I read Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, Victor Hanson's Why the West Has Won, and Kenneth Pomeranz's The Great Divergence for an international history seminar I'm taking. All pretty interesting, though Hanson is obviously a neocon idiot (but still the best writer of the three).
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« Reply #190 on: September 30, 2011, 07:10:40 pm »

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One of the many books I'm currently somewhere in.
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« Reply #191 on: September 30, 2011, 07:54:08 pm »
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Over the past three weeks, I read Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, Victor Hanson's Why the West Has Won, and Kenneth Pomeranz's The Great Divergence for an international history seminar I'm taking. All pretty interesting, though Hanson is obviously a neocon idiot (but still the best writer of the three).

Neoconservativism is the cancer of International Politics Theory.

Mixing Kant with Quantitativism, what the fuÁk ?
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« Reply #192 on: September 30, 2011, 07:56:12 pm »

I'm getting sick of everyone hatin' on neocons!!
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« Reply #193 on: September 30, 2011, 07:59:22 pm »

I'm getting sick of everyone hatin' on neocons!!

I don't hate neocons, I just think (and I've always thought) that their main idea (in INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY ergo democracy equals peace) it's stupid. They act like hawks, think like doves, and miserably fail.
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« Reply #194 on: September 30, 2011, 10:13:12 pm »

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« Reply #195 on: October 01, 2011, 01:47:15 am »

Over the last fortnight:

Cannon's Concise Guide to Rules of Order, by Hugh Cannon, who I met once.

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The Prince, by NiccolÚ Machiavelli, who I've never met.  That is a reread; I'm writing an article on it.

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Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition, by Henry M. Robert, III, who I just met, et al., several of whom I know quite well.  (The 11th edition came out a week ago.)

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The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, basically as a reference for the article I'm writing.

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« Reply #196 on: October 01, 2011, 11:06:40 am »

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« Reply #197 on: October 01, 2011, 07:21:04 pm »

In literature, I've been trying with the russians, but  Dostoyevski was kind of grim. I'll give a chance to Tolstoi.


Whyyyyyyy!?!? D: I found The Brothers Karamazov extremely hopeful! But I give massive credit to Tolsoy, and you can't go wrong with either in my honest opinion.

I'm actually trying to decide between Madame Bovary, or The Antichrist or some other Neitzsche book, Or Crime and Punishment
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« Reply #198 on: October 01, 2011, 10:22:02 pm »


In literature, I've been trying with the russians, but  Dostoyevski was kind of grim. I'll give a chance to Tolstoi.

May I suggest Gogol.
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« Reply #199 on: October 01, 2011, 10:28:14 pm »


In literature, I've been trying with the russians, but  Dostoyevski was kind of grim. I'll give a chance to Tolstoi.

May I suggest Gogol.

I've always found Gogol's work rather horrifying, especially "The Nose" and "The Overcoat." Good stuff but lighthearted it's not. I don't know how much appeal it would have to someone who finds Dostoevsky too "grim."
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