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The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics by Gilad Atzmon
" talk about the third rail! Atzmon not only touches it, he just grabs on! I have not been able to stop thinking about this book for days now - there's a lot to unpack and chew on - and digest. It's brutally honest and holds up a mirror that few wil... " Read more of this review »
The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics by Gilad Atzmon
" This book is essential reading if one wants to understand the intrinsically irrational and unwaveringly collectivist/racially separatist Jewish (and not just "Zionist") Weltanschauung. I was surprised and glad to see that Atzmon analyzes eclectic... " Read more of this review »
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The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics by Gilad Atzmon
The Wandering Who? A Study of Jewish Identity Politics
by Gilad Atzmon (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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Let's get down to basics.

You and I are agents in the world. We act on our physical and social environment. What we do is driven by what we are. The primary thing, what we all share, is being human, and that means we eat, breathe, walk, etc. But beyon...more
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I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
" I have an interesting perspective on this title because the book I read just before it was The New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, a book grounded in Zen Buddhist philosophy. Tolle declares that the Ego (or thinking mind) is the cause of all the poisons o... " Read more of this review »
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"The secret of good reviews is being able to see all the handles present in a work and grab on to at least one and expand on it. Well done, Dave!

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Politics Among Nations by Hans J. Morgenthau
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Can a textbook be good reading? YES!

This book has been used for centuries, well for decades anyway, as a college text. I checked at Amazon and, typical of textbooks, even used copies are pricey. Libraries typically do not have textbooks for the simpl...more
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"Yep, the French love their language and obscurity sometimes seems to be thought an asset if the translations are any indicator. "
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"Ted, thanks for the links.

David: you said

"if you are pondering abstractions such as, what do I want to do with my life?...how could they ever measure...more
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The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
The Society of the Spectacle
by Guy Debord
read in April, 2014
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I gave this Guy a chance.

In any expository writing, particularly when persuasion is the goal, the writing should be as clear as possible to reach the widest audience.

This essay is laid out in numbered statements. Some are only a sentence long, others...more
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The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
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You can take every western movie you've seen and every western book you've read and erase them from your memory. Then read this one book and it will more than make up for the loss.

A terse account of a lynching, the Ox-Bow Incident is a man's book. It...more
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