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The Iron Lady by John Campbell
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Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
Mortality
by Christopher Hitchens
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Nudge by Richard H. Thaler
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The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country clubDave Barry
Ronald Reagan by Dinesh D'Souza
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I'll start out by saying that I am a fan of Ronald Reagan. Still, I'm not blind to his shortcomings as President or Governor of California, nor am I a modern day conservative looking to resurrect him to run the country. I liked this book for a couple...more
Reflections on a Ravaged Century by Robert Conquest
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This book was handed to me after asking a colleague why scholars and academicians still have faith in ideologies like Marxism/communism, in light of their failures in the 20th century. Conquest, known for his detailing of the Stalin-era Soviet Union,...more
New Deal or Raw Deal? by Burton W. Folsom Jr.
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As a fan of limited government and lower taxes, I wanted a counterbalance to the traditional narrative of FDR and the New Deal. This book definitely provides it. Folsom goes through what he believes caused the depression, and how the various programs...more
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“The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club”
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