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In the Balance by Mark Tushnet
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Tushnet kills it as usual. Probably the best book out there on the current Court.
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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
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Dark Alliance by Gary  Webb
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Doug Hart is now following Ryan Broedlin and Joseph Press
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The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
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Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño
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The Age of Reagan by Sean Wilentz
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The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin
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Realms of the Human Unconscious by Stanislav Grof
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William T. Vollmann
“I just make the best book that I can and try to not worry about audience or if it will sell. The odds are against you, so why abuse your talent for the sake of a chimera? The only real pleasure for me in writing comes from pleasing myself. What readers think is interesting and illuminating (and it may even be correct), but that is nothing compared to the excitement of seeing a world develop. Besides, even though I like most individuals I meet, I have a pretty low opinion of people in general. So if I were to write for people in general, I would have to drastically lower my estimation of the intelligence of my reader. Rather than doing that, I write the way it seems the book has to appear. I don’t think that’s egotistic. There are often things I would like to include in my books—things about me personally and other materials—that I feel I have to leave out because they aren’t relevant to the book. I’m fairly ruthless along those lines, because I try to let nothing come in the way of what’s best for the book. If that means that the book won’t sell or that a publisher won’t buy it, then that’s my problem. I’ll suffer for that, but I won’t let the book suffer for it.”
William T. Vollmann

Christopher Hitchens
“The governor of Texas, who, when asked if the Bible should also be taught in Spanish, replied that 'if English was good enough for Jesus, then it's good enough for me.”
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John Barth
“For whom is the funhouse fun? Perhaps for lovers. For Ambrose it is a place of fear and confusion. ”
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György Lukács
“Kafka was a realist”
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Friedrich Nietzsche
“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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