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« Reply #500 on: July 23, 2012, 02:25:53 pm »
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Kitchen by the greatly named Banana Yoshimoto.
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« Reply #501 on: July 25, 2012, 10:00:06 pm »

Arrived today, just cracked it:

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« Reply #502 on: July 25, 2012, 11:00:39 pm »

Arrived today, just cracked it:

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David Harvey is really awful. Neoliberalism is pretty awesome, though. It's amazing how 'awful' and 'awesome' started out as meaning the same thing but diverged into two totally different words.
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« Reply #503 on: July 26, 2012, 09:08:29 am »

I'm reading the Sword Art Online light novels. Just finished the first one this morning.
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« Reply #504 on: July 30, 2012, 11:45:18 am »

There is No Freedom Without Bread!: 1989 and the Civil War That Brought Down Communism by Constantine Pleshakov

Just got this last week and started reading it on Saturday and I am expecting to finish it by Wednesday at the latest.
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« Reply #505 on: July 30, 2012, 01:04:40 pm »

Ces français qui votent Le Pen, the 2002 re-edition of an older book (but still good some 15 years later) by Nonna Mayer

Afterwards, I'll finally read the quite well-known (in elitist bobo leftie academia) Le Front national a découvert, from 1995.
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« Reply #506 on: August 01, 2012, 05:51:01 pm »

Caught my eye in Waterstones. Tongue
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prime-Minister-Boris-Things-Happened/dp/1849541000
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« Reply #507 on: August 01, 2012, 09:13:58 pm »

Reading an ebook of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.
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« Reply #508 on: August 03, 2012, 12:25:38 am »

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Just got it today. Been on my reading list for a while.
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« Reply #509 on: August 03, 2012, 10:23:10 pm »

Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg- The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War by Edwin C. Bearss and J. Parker Hills. Bearss is my favorite Civil War historian because he is a natural storyteller and this work is no exception to this rule.

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« Reply #510 on: August 03, 2012, 10:44:07 pm »

I'm reading the Sword Art Online light novels. Just finished the first one this morning.

Oh! How are they? I've been meaning to pick up the anime, since it has my favorite soundtrack composer.

I'm meaning to start a reread of St Augustine's Confessions some time soon.
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« Reply #511 on: August 09, 2012, 10:06:49 pm »

The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy by Dani Rodrik

http://www.amazon.com/The-Globalization-Paradox-Democracy-Economy/dp/0393071618

"From the mercantile monopolies of seventeenth-century empires to the modern-day authority of the WTO, IMF, and World Bank, the nations of the world have struggled to effectively harness globalization's promise. The economic narratives that underpinned these eras—the gold standard, the Bretton Woods regime, the "Washington Consensus"—brought great success and great failure. In this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik offers a new narrative, one that embraces an ineluctable tension: we cannot simultaneously pursue democracy, national self-determination, and economic globalization. When the social arrangements of democracies inevitably clash with the international demands of globalization, national priorities should take precedence. Combining history with insight, humor with good-natured critique, Rodrik's case for a customizable globalization supported by a light frame of international rules shows the way to a balanced prosperity as we confront today's global challenges in trade, finance, and labor markets."
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« Reply #512 on: August 10, 2012, 08:20:58 pm »

Medieval Civilization: 400-1500 by Jacques Le Goff

Been reading this since last week and it should be finished by tomorrow.
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« Reply #513 on: August 10, 2012, 08:47:24 pm »

Decision Points by George W. Bush
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« Reply #514 on: August 11, 2012, 05:35:22 pm »

Three new books to start:

"Lodgers", about the Bosnian civil war. Cousin told me it's both informative and hilarious, which is always a good mix.

"My Brilliant Career", which I've been vaguely meaning to read for years.

"Persuasion", cos I'm on a chick--lit-kick, but only the good stuff. I used to hate Austen, but now I'm really enjoying her.
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« Reply #515 on: August 12, 2012, 12:10:04 am »

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Just got it today. Been on my reading list for a while.

isn't this a Nazi book?
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« Reply #516 on: August 12, 2012, 12:43:46 am »

Theodore Rex, which is an amazing book and The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays by Camus.
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« Reply #517 on: August 12, 2012, 12:56:47 am »

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Just got it today. Been on my reading list for a while.

isn't this a Nazi book?

Imperial-style conservative German, not Nazi.
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« Reply #518 on: August 12, 2012, 01:05:47 am »

^^ I will always remember that book for its mention in 'The Great Gatsby.'

The Virginian, by Owen Wister.
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« Reply #519 on: August 12, 2012, 07:20:49 am »

isn't this a Nazi book?

Imperial-style conservative German, not Nazi.

Also known as 'Nazi-enabling.'
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« Reply #520 on: August 13, 2012, 07:27:26 pm »

isn't this a Nazi book?

Imperial-style conservative German, not Nazi.

Also known as 'Nazi-enabling.'

After a certain point, certainly. I'm not familiar enough with Spengler's life story to know if and when he got to that point, and I've only read parts of the actual book, which is massive.
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« Reply #521 on: August 14, 2012, 08:34:22 pm »

I am going to start on Confessions of an Economic Hitman as soon as I finish this post.
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« Reply #522 on: August 15, 2012, 02:10:17 am »

Fatherland, by Robert Harris.
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« Reply #523 on: August 15, 2012, 02:53:41 am »

Rereading both Floating Clouds and Augustine's Confessions. Both excellent in different ways. It's a testament to what a great writer Hayashi was that I love Floating Clouds despite hating every major character, some of them on a deeply personal level.
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« Reply #524 on: August 15, 2012, 03:45:37 pm »

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