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American Psycho American Psycho (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.81 — 287,767 ratings — published 1991
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The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.50 — 109,907 ratings — published 1848
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The Ecological Thought The Ecological Thought (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.96 — 531 ratings — published 2010
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Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.27 — 1,050 ratings — published 2016
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Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.39 — 2,711 ratings — published 2012
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Last Stop on Market Street Last Stop on Market Street (Hardcover)
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avg rating 4.23 — 11,600 ratings — published 2015
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Culture and Materialism Culture and Materialism (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.09 — 409 ratings — published 2006
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The Essence of Christianity The Essence of Christianity (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.79 — 1,436 ratings — published 1841
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The God Delusion The God Delusion (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.88 — 299,152 ratings — published 2006
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The Posthuman The Posthuman (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.76 — 434 ratings — published 2013
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The German Ideology The German Ideology (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.06 — 4,087 ratings — published 1845
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Simulacra and Simulation Simulacra and Simulation (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.99 — 16,888 ratings — published 1981
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State of Exception State of Exception (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.05 — 1,990 ratings — published 2003
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The Portable Veblen The Portable Veblen (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.47 — 11,458 ratings — published 2016
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Complete Works of Karl Marx Complete Works of Karl Marx (Kindle Edition)
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avg rating 3.86 — 41 ratings — published 2013
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The Long Twentieth Century The Long Twentieth Century (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.21 — 1,045 ratings — published 1994
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Durable Inequality Durable Inequality (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.98 — 161 ratings — published 1998
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Reading Capital Reading Capital (Paperback)
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avg rating 3.98 — 1,593 ratings — published 1971
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Key Terms in Material Religion Key Terms in Material Religion (Paperback)
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avg rating 0.0 — 1 rating — published 2015
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Christopher Hitchens
“About once or twice every month I engage in public debates with those whose pressing need it is to woo and to win the approval of supernatural beings. Very often, when I give my view that there is no supernatural dimension, and certainly not one that is only or especially available to the faithful, and that the natural world is wonderful enough—and even miraculous enough if you insist—I attract pitying looks and anxious questions. How, in that case, I am asked, do I find meaning and purpose in life? How does a mere and gross materialist, with no expectation of a life to come, decide what, if anything, is worth caring about?

Depending on my mood, I sometimes but not always refrain from pointing out what a breathtakingly insulting and patronizing question this is. (It is on a par with the equally subtle inquiry: Since you don't believe in our god, what stops you from stealing and lying and raping and killing to your heart's content?) Just as the answer to the latter question is: self-respect and the desire for the respect of others—while in the meantime it is precisely those who think they have divine permission who are truly capable of any atrocity—so the answer to the first question falls into two parts. A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called 'meaningless' except if the person living it is also an existentialist and elects to call it so. It could be that all existence is a pointless joke, but it is not in fact possible to live one's everyday life as if this were so. Whereas if one sought to define meaninglessness and futility, the idea that a human life should be expended in the guilty, fearful, self-obsessed propitiation of supernatural nonentities… but there, there. Enough.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Lionel Shriver
“A lot of people get so hung up on what they can't have that they don't think for a second about whether they really want it.”
Lionel Shriver, Checker and the Derailleurs

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