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  1. #76
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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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    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.
    White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks, Spartans
    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?
    “We learn from history that we do not learn from history”
    ― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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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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    I strongly recommend everyone read Jim Rickard's Currency Wars released in 2010 -

    You can read it for free here...

    http://www.riosmauricio.com/wp-conte...rency_Wars.pdf

    He also just released a new book called The Death of Money which also hit the NYT Best Seller List, unfortunately I cannot find a free copy of that one because it's too new.

    Once you start to understand how our monetary policy works you come to realize how the political parties, and process, do not matter nearly as much as people think.
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    Son, you just don't get it, i'm talking bout TWTW!

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    I have such a long list of books I want to get that it will take me a while. But I recently just bought three, not sure which I'll read first though. I got "Failed States" by Noam Chomsky, "Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell and "The IRA" by Tim Pat Coogan. The IRA is a pretty big book.

    Seen a couple people mention "1984," I read about 3/4 of it, it was stolen from me and I never finished it, but I thought it was kind of boring.IMO "Animal Farm" was much better.

    I also seen Howard Zinn's "A People's History" mentioned I've read some it and really liked it. For anyone interested in it, here's a link to it(not an illegal copy or anything.)

    http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinn...eshistory.html

    I also like listening/reading to speeches/lectures. Here's a few I really liked.

    Noam Chomsky- Free Market Fantasies: Capitalism in the Real World. He touches on many things, subsidies, trade myths, deregulation, class war etc.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvlot5VMLGI&app=desktop

    Howard Zinn- Heroes and Martyrs: Emma Goldman, Sacco and Venzetti. I couldn't find this one on YouTube, but it can be downloaded.

    Howard Zinn-The Problem is Civil Obedience. This is a quick read, or you can also listen to Matt Damon read it.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse....ticle36950.htm

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