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squirrelly
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Registered: Oct 2003
Location: In the Shower

Currently reading:

Masters of Death by Richard Rhodes

FROM THE PUBLISHER
In Masters of Death, Rhodes gives full weight, for the first time, to the Einsatzgruppen's role in the Holocaust. These "special task forces," organized by Heinrich Himmler to follow the German army as it advanced into eastern Poland and Russia, were the agents of the first phase of the Final Solution. They murdered more than 1.5 million men, women, and children between 1941 and 1943, often by shooting them into killing pits, as at Babi Yar. These massive crimes have been generally overlooked or underestimated by Holocaust historians, who have focused on the gas chambers. In this painstaking account, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes profiles the eastern campaign's architects as well as its "ordinary" soldiers and policemen, and helps us understand how such men were conditioned to carry out mass murder. Marshaling a vast array of documents and the testimony of perpetrators and survivors, this book is an essential contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust and World War II.




Some light reading while I take this semester off.

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Occrider, I haven't heard from you in forever; you suck.


Hey! I'm TRYING!! Why don't you delete some of your fanmail???


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squirrelly
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Hey! I'm TRYING!! Why don't you delete some of your fanmail???


Done.


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tiesto14
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Registered: Oct 2001
Location: The Palladium New York City

What are people's thoughts on these philosophers?

David Hume
Robert Green Ingersol
John Locke
Seneca


Anyone read the above?

Thanks

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Trancer-X
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Location: Shambhala

quote:
Originally posted by tiesto14
What are people's thoughts on these philosophers?

David Hume
Robert Green Ingersol
John Locke
Seneca


Anyone read the above?

Thanks


I HIGHLY recommend just about anything written by Hume or Locke, I'm not too sure about Ingersol or Seneca - but you just got me interested in Seneca. Anyone that has work published under a singular name is worth researching, in my opinion.

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Trancer-X
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Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations

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Capitalizt
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Everybody talks about the Wealth of Nations but nobody reads it, just like Das Kapital. It is too damn boring.

If you want economic arguments for freedom, read "The Road to Serfdom" by F.A. Hayek. Any of his other books would be good as well. Hayek basically dismantles every argument in favor of socialism, and proves that all socialist "theory" is unworkable in reality.

For a moral justification of free markets, read "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. The book is fiction, but the philosophy it lays out is the 100% polar opposite of Marxism. A must read for every high school graduate.

Two other awesome books are "The Vision of the Annointed" and "The Quest for Cosmic Justice" by Thomas Sowell. Great intellectual ammo.

I challenge everyone on the left to read these books (especially Hayek and Sowell...Rand can come later). It takes a brave person to do this because you will find their critiques are absolutely devastating. They will force you to question your assumptions on just about everything...not an easy thing to do.

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tathi
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Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Sydney

Joseph Heller - Catch 22 - brilliant!
Grahame Green - The Quiet American - great!

i read these in Cambodia,
Brother Number 1: A Political Biography of Pol Pot
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers the Pol Pot Regime

depressing :/

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occrider
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quote:
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Joseph Heller - Catch 22 - brilliant!


One of my favorites.

Just read:

The Kite Runner - emotionally stirring

Current read:

Den of Thieves - a book about finance but won the pulitzer and good so far.

Next read:

Liar's Poker - another book on finance but an excellent read from what I hear.


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Trancer-X
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Originally posted by Capitalizt
Everybody talks about the Wealth of Nations but nobody reads it, just like Das Kapital. It is too damn boring.


It's the actual subject matter that interests me. I generally don't peruse such books looking for straight entertainment value.

Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina' was actually quite boring to me, but I still managed to extract some enjoyment out of reading it.

I suppose I'm just fascinated with the ideologies of our Nation's founding fathers.

http://geolib.com/smith.adam/woncont.html

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verndogs
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Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Sports Discussion Forum - NYC

Just Read:

Karl Rove, the Architect of George W. Bush's Remarkable Political Trimuphs

2005 Edition


Highly recommended


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