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    I am reading the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

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    Bill Parcells: "You are what your record says you are."

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    Reading Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present by Max Boot. Not only is it informative, its a good quick and entertaining read.
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    Go Green! Go White!

    If Pro is the opposite of Con, what is the opposite of Progress?

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    Reading Ann Coulter's book Mugged.

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    On Wings of Eagles by Ken Follett

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    "Fall of Giants" and "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett were the most recent books I finished up. They're awesome if you want to learn a little more about WWI and II.

    I had Wikipedia open a lot of the time to fact-check and it's pretty on point historically and the story lines are awesome. Don't be intimidated by the length. It's the quickest read you could imagine for books their size.

    Currently, I'm rereading "1984". It's horrifying.
    "'Half of the people can be part right all of the time. Some of the people can be all right part of the time. But all of the people can't be all right all of the time.' I think Abraham Lincoln said that."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEbin View Post

    Currently, I'm rereading "1984". It's horrifying.
    And yet somehow strangely familiar?
    "The idea that the market will solve such things as environmental concerns, as our racial divides, as our class distinctions, our problems with educating and incorporating one generation of workers into the economy after the other when that economy is changing; the idea that the market is going to heed all of the human concerns and still maximise profit is juvenile. . . Are we all in this together or are we all not?" - David Simon, creator of The Wire

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    White Girl Bleed A Lot

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    "The Federalist Papers" - Anyone who hasn't read it should read it. Hamilton's writing style is brutal, but the content is fascinating.

    My favorite political novel is easily, "Demons" by Dostoyevsky. It's a slow starter, but it's pretty damned funny and has one of the strangest plots I've ever come across... but man, he nailed the socialist movement.

    I'd also advise anyone and everyone to read "Atlas Shrugs" - good novel by itself, but hypocritical and often contradictory. I especially loved the pirate who steals government property while talking about wanting to kill Robin Hood, not comprehending the whole 'feudalism' aspect of the Robin Hood story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEbin View Post
    "Fall of Giants" and "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett were the most recent books I finished up. They're awesome if you want to learn a little more about WWI and II.

    I had Wikipedia open a lot of the time to fact-check and it's pretty on point historically and the story lines are awesome. Don't be intimidated by the length. It's the quickest read you could imagine for books their size.

    Currently, I'm rereading "1984". It's horrifying.
    I just started Follett's Pillars of the Earth last night. Historical novel.....should be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    I just started Follett's Pillars of the Earth last night. Historical novel.....should be interesting.
    Pillars of the Earth and World Without End were my introduction to Follett. Fantastic novels!
    "'Half of the people can be part right all of the time. Some of the people can be all right part of the time. But all of the people can't be all right all of the time.' I think Abraham Lincoln said that."

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    Throw Them All Out

    Really good and quick read that I recommend. Not exactly impartial (conservative author), but the facts and figures to back up everything are interesting. Specific call-outs on the investments and money made off of congressional decisions. Not a new concept, but new insight and instances.

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    if anyone subscribes to the New Yorker can you send me the article on "our broken constitution" in the current issue (just started it and got cut off)?
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