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Chuck McCabe rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Limits of Power by Andrew J. Bacevich
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
by Andrew J. Bacevich
recommended to Chuck McCabe by: A very good friend.
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Bacevich, a history prof and former military officer, provides an unrelenting and devastating critique of modern American society, politics, and foreign policy in a short 182 pages, plus notes. His perspective is decidedly conservative, his argument...more
Chuck McCabe rated a book 3 of 5 stars
I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
I Am a Strange Loop
by Douglas R. Hofstadter
recommended for: Patient game lovers
read in January, 2007
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Twenty-eight years ago, Douglas Hofstadter published a book titled "Goedel, Escher, Bach" that earned him instant academic renown and a cultlike following. A mathematician friend recommended the book to me, and I tried mightily to read it, keeping at...more
Chuck McCabe rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Dylan's Visions Of Sin by Christopher Ricks
Dylan's Visions Of Sin
by Christopher Ricks
recommended for: Dylan freaks
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I was a Dylan fan early enough to have lamented his electrification (but got over it), and since I also grew up on Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range just 30 miles from Bobbie Zimmerman's home, I've always felt a close afinity. Christopher Ricks is one of...more
Chuck McCabe rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
The Assault on Reason
by Al Gore
recommended for: General reader
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The man we elected president in 2000 overviews the current state of politics in America and find it lamentably lacking in rationality. Instead, the electorate is coerced by rhetoric and imagery that preys upon our fears and offers simplistic solution...more
Chuck McCabe rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Twilight in the Desert by Matthew R. Simmons
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Full disclosure: I spent over a year working with the author to turn his manuscript into a publishable book, so naturally I think it's pretty good. The book is based on a review of some 250 technical papers on Saudi Arabia's oil fields contained in t...more
Chuck McCabe rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
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Pinker examines the concept of the mind as a blank slate capable of taking any impressions that arose in England and France in the mid-18th century and became the basis for liberal democracy in the 19th and 20th centuries. The "blank slate" underlies...more
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