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Thirteen Days in September by Lawrence Wright
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Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Life Sentences by William H. Gass
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This Time Is Different by Carmen M. Reinhart
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" This month the New Jersey lottery announced that there is a $1 million winner who has yet to claim this big prize. The prize will be lost if not claimed by next week. Across the border in Pennsylvania, another $1 million winner and $250,000 wi..." Read more of this blog post »
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Stanisław Lem
“When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy.”
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Noam Chomsky
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....”
Noam Chomsky, The Common Good

Marjane Satrapi
“The regime had understood that one person leaving her house while asking herself:
Are my trousers long enough?'
Is my veil in place?'
Can my make-up be seen?'
Are they going to whip me?'

No longer asks herself:

Where is my freedom of thought?'
Where is my freedom of speech?'
My life, is it livable?'
What's going on in the political prisons?”
Marjane Satrapi, The Complete Persepolis

Jonathan Franzen
“But the first lesson reading teaches is how to be alone.”
Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone

John Wayne
“The worst part of it has been, I think, the adverse effect on family life. It kills off family conversation. And it’s harder to get your children to read books. I became a confirmed reader when I was growing up in Glendale. I’ve loved reading all my life. Now I’ve got this daughter, Aissa, a very bright young lady -- but it is a hard job to get her to read. Television’s just too easy.”
John Wayne

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