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Exit Ghost by Philip Roth
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I never read Philip Roth. I thought he was a "man's" writer and, from the discussions I heard, that he wrote mostly about the fact that young men want to have sex all the time. Which is really not nearly as interesting as young men think it is.

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Maus, II by Art Spiegelman
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I don't know if Art Spiegelman began the graphic novel or simply gave it respect. But Maus is an astonishing book (actually two-parts). The juxtaposition between cartoon drawings and a story about the Holocaust is so jarring to the brain that it's di...more
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Maus, I by Art Spiegelman
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The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
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Another brilliant, must-read book. Naomi Klein has written a book about the rise of what she calls disaster capitalism. I call it the American right. She begins in Chile back in the early 1970s when the U.S. staged a coup to overthrow the democratica...more
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American Fascists by Chris Hedges
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The word "brilliant" is not one I often use on a non-fiction book, but it is the exactly correct word for this book. Chris Hedges is a former New York Times journalist, award-winning, who now devotes his talents to investigating current conditions in...more
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