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"Yeah, enjoy might not be the best word, but! one thing I am seeing more clearly than ever before, with my readings on various revolutions and the Euro...more "
The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton
" See the excellent reviews by Sologdin and Szplug.

"Fascism may be defined as a form of political behaviour marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity in... " Read more of this review »
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
" Jan. 15, 2013: I received this as a gift when I was 20 years old. I had already read it but I must have read again, because the cover wore off. I tucked the front and back piece of the cover in the back of the book, and that's how I know it was th... " Read more of this review »
Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King

This is an account of how the monument that human ingenuity could build to itself came into being.

During the 13C the prosperous Florence deemed that its small Cathedral needed more than just more repairs. Santa Reparata was then demolished and a n... " Read more of this review »
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Deleuze by Reidar Andreas Due
" this. this. just this... excellent intro to deleuze, indirectly capturing the experience of what little read of his work- that is, this is, fluctuating wildly on 'lines of force' from opaque to fascinating, then back again, sometimes sentence by s... " Read more of this review »
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The Spanish Civil War by Helen Graham
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The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
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"I too, had expected a bit more of a twist in the ending, in terms of that Saul's party would have had some clever plan to foil The Piper's plans. I di...more "
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FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
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Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
NOTES: Infinite Jest (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: I think it's going to be easier to put my notes where there is space for them.
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2012 Reading Challenge
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