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We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? by Achy Obejas
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The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester
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Simon Winchester is a wonderful story teller. I would guess that in the hands of most authors, the story of William Smith would be quite dry. Winchester has a way of picking out some of the most mundane details and finding something interesting to sa ...more
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Thomas Paine's Rights of Man by Christopher Hitchens
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The Elements of Moral Philosophy by James Rachels
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Synaptic Self by Joseph E. Ledoux
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Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Disgrace
by J.M. Coetzee
read in July, 2012
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In "Disgrace" Coetzee weaves together a number of complex themes, including the distinction between admission of guilt and contrition, the slow impotency that comes with age and moral questions relating to our treatment of animals. His use of languag ...more
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The Great Conversation by Norman Melchert
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The Dream Machine by M. Mitchell Waldrop
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Lent to me by chance by a coworker, I am having a hard time putting this down. I've made it through the first quarter of this (fairly dense) book and already we've covered the contributions of N. Weiner, C. Shannon, J. von Neumann, A. Turning and at ...more
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The Transparent Society by David Brin
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Republic, Lost by Lawrence Lessig
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Lessig lays out in unequivocal detail how the U.S. Congress has become soaked in corruption. Not the standard quid pro quo type (which is illegal), but rather something he refers to as "dependence corruption", where the dependency is on money, the mo ...more
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