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« Reply #375 on: April 15, 2012, 12:12:39 pm »

The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung Sang Suu Kyi
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« Reply #376 on: April 16, 2012, 05:13:42 pm »
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Just finished Atlas Shrugged. Amazing book Smiley

no.  say whatever you want about the 'theme', she is a formally terrible writer.  read some real literature.
I thought her writing was "ok". Keep in mind, I am only a 9th grader who has not read anything really amazing besides a few Orwell books and a bunch of Ron Paul/Barry Goldwater books.
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« Reply #377 on: April 16, 2012, 05:16:31 pm »
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Just finished Atlas Shrugged. Amazing book Smiley

no.  say whatever you want about the 'theme', she is a formally terrible writer.  read some real literature.
I thought her writing was "ok". Keep in mind, I am only a 9th grader who has not read anything really amazing besides a few Orwell books and a bunch of Ron Paul/Barry Goldwater books.

Seriously, my friend, read some George Eliot or Alexander Pushkin and you'll realize that Atlas Shrugged is an egregious waste of paper. Take my word for it: I've read Atlas Shrugged three times.
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« Reply #378 on: April 16, 2012, 07:01:19 pm »
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bought my first Eric Hobsbawm book yesterday, his most recent.  though I had pirated .pdfs of about three others.
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ah, I was just about to tell you how that sounded creepy, and I only like it when women talk to me like that, and in clicking through to your profile I discovered that you were a woman.  keep it up!
Way to not come off as creepy, Bro Tweed.

And I'm reading Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett, though I'm supposed to be reading The Importance of Being Earnest.  School; bleh.
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« Reply #379 on: April 17, 2012, 05:07:11 am »
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Beyond the Pleasure Principle
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« Reply #380 on: April 17, 2012, 07:16:51 am »
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The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung Sang Suu Kyi

I was thinking of getting that, is it worthwhile?
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« Reply #381 on: April 17, 2012, 10:40:30 am »
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atta boy!
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« Reply #382 on: April 19, 2012, 11:42:39 am »

The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung Sang Suu Kyi

I was thinking of getting that, is it worthwhile?

For me who had absolutely no clue who this woman was, absolutely. It's a bit light on the history of Burma 1947-1988, however.
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« Reply #383 on: April 20, 2012, 01:18:37 pm »
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Just finished Richard Florida's Rise of the Creative Classs. Moving on to James Howard Kunstler's Geography of Nowhere.
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« Reply #384 on: April 20, 2012, 08:46:55 pm »
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Managed to get my hands on a signed copy of The Speech by Bernie Sanders at some book store over in Vero Beach, FL. It's actually pretty good; some bits I do disagree with, but the man can write, or speak, as it is.
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« Reply #385 on: April 23, 2012, 10:20:11 pm »
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As of right now I am reading The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty Movies by Seth Grahame-Smith. It is the only book I do not feel comfortable reading at work. Not that it has any "dirty pictures" but I do not want the looks it would attract.
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« Reply #386 on: April 24, 2012, 05:32:56 pm »
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Finished "The Godfather" at like 12:30 this morning.
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« Reply #387 on: May 05, 2012, 04:13:06 pm »
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« Reply #388 on: May 05, 2012, 06:02:14 pm »
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Just finished Atlas Shrugged. Amazing book Smiley

no.  say whatever you want about the 'theme', she is a formally terrible writer.  read some real literature.
I thought her writing was "ok". Keep in mind, I am only a 9th grader who has not read anything really amazing besides a few Orwell books and a bunch of Ron Paul/Barry Goldwater books.

Seriously, my friend, read some George Eliot or Alexander Pushkin and you'll realize that Atlas Shrugged is an egregious waste of paper. Take my word for it: I've read Atlas Shrugged three times.
I will consider it Wink I just read Ayn Rands Anthem in a day, and it was pretty good. Its only 90 something pages, and of course, the rest of my English class is complaining about it. I can't wait to see them try and read Atlas Shrugged Tongue
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« Reply #389 on: May 05, 2012, 07:49:34 pm »
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Or you could read something good.
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« Reply #390 on: May 05, 2012, 08:18:26 pm »
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Just finished Atlas Shrugged. Amazing book Smiley

no.  say whatever you want about the 'theme', she is a formally terrible writer.  read some real literature.
I thought her writing was "ok". Keep in mind, I am only a 9th grader who has not read anything really amazing besides a few Orwell books and a bunch of Ron Paul/Barry Goldwater books.

Seriously, my friend, read some George Eliot or Alexander Pushkin and you'll realize that Atlas Shrugged is an egregious waste of paper. Take my word for it: I've read Atlas Shrugged three times.
I will consider it Wink I just read Ayn Rands Anthem in a day, and it was pretty good. Its only 90 something pages, and of course, the rest of my English class is complaining about it. I can't wait to see them try and read Atlas Shrugged Tongue

Sanchez, you're a smart guy; you really do need to get some good literature into you. If you were able to get through Atlas Shrugged you should be able to get through at least some of the shorter Dostoevsky, for one thing, or Tanizaki. You also might like Ayako Miura, particularly Freezing Point.
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« Reply #391 on: May 07, 2012, 06:08:36 pm »
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Rajaa al-Sanea, Girls of Riyadh
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« Reply #392 on: May 07, 2012, 06:35:00 pm »
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The Iron Heel by Jack London. I highly recommend it to all of you as there are many parallels to what is going on right now in spite of its being published over a century ago.
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« Reply #393 on: May 10, 2012, 08:39:34 am »
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been binging on New Left Review.  so good.

http://newleftreview.org/
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« Reply #394 on: May 10, 2012, 02:07:56 pm »
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« Reply #395 on: May 10, 2012, 09:41:11 pm »
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chill w/ the bourgeois sh**t.  you're a good kid.  read some real sh**t.
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« Reply #396 on: May 10, 2012, 11:04:28 pm »
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chill w/ the bourgeois sh**t.  you're a good kid.  read some real sh**t.

What would you suggest? Also, what's wrong with Krugman? He's the most the prominent anti-third way pundit out there at the moment and he also happens to be a brilliant economist.
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« Reply #397 on: May 10, 2012, 11:06:39 pm »
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You have to be a "radical."
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« Reply #398 on: May 11, 2012, 04:42:35 am »
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To be honest, though, there's really no excuse for reading Fuckuyama.
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« Reply #399 on: May 11, 2012, 06:26:33 am »
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Not true; you need to read him to get a piece of paper.
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