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Abolition Of White Democracy by Joel Olson
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The ABCs of Socialism by Bhaskar Sunkara
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
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Re-read for DSA Richmond Marxist reading group. Parts of the Manifesto are still as searing a critique of capitalism as anything written since the 1850's (and Marx relentlessly dunking on every bourgeois criticism of a collectivist society is always ...more
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Greg Bates is 6% done with Shattered: Not the Game Change 2016 edition we wanted, but the one we deserve.
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A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
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Is there a word for a book that starts off crazy strong, then fizzles out and massively disappoints you halfway through? This is one of those.
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Debt by David Graeber
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Gene Wolfe
“You seem to think that the only genuine existence evil can have is conscious existence - that no one is evil unless he admits it to himself. I disagree.”
Gene Wolfe

John Perkins
“The United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitations services and basic education to every person on the planet. And we wonder why terrorists attack us.”
John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

David Foster Wallace
“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Gene Wolfe
“What struck me on the beach–and it struck me indeed, so that I staggered as at a blow–was that if the Eternal Principle had rested in that curved thorn I had carried about my neck across so many leagues, and if it now rested in the new thorn (perhaps the same thorn) I had only now put there, then it might rest in everything, in every thorn in every bush, in every drop of water in the sea. The thorn was a sacred Claw because all thorns were sacred Claws; the sand in my boots was sacred sand because it came from a beach of sacred sand. The cenobites treasured up the relics of the sannyasins because the sannyasins had approached the Pancreator. But everything had approached and even touched the Pancreator, because everything had dropped from his hand. Everything was a relic. All the world was a relic. I drew off my boots, that had traveled with me so far, and threw them into the waves that I might not walk shod on holy ground.”
Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch

Nalo Hopkinson
“My friend Ian Hagemann, a regular at Wiscon, once said on a panel that when he reads science fiction futures that are full of white people and no one else, he wonders when the race war happened that wiped out the majority of the human race, and why the writer hasn’t mentioned such an important plot point.”
Nalo Hopkinson

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