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Shadow and Claw by Gene Wolfe
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The Varieties of Scientific Experience by Carl Sagan
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There is no science author I've ever encountered who makes me sigh with awe the way that Carl Sagan does. His perspective is timeless; a clear brilliant razor that cuts right to the core of our humanity, to what the human enterprise has been all abou...more
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Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
" This book just blew me away. It brought me to tears several times. And it made me laugh a few times too. Ayaan cannot be ignored. Her story is so inspirational. Her bravery is astounding, her honesty is eye-opening. I simply cannot say enough good... " Read more of this review »
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The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
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Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan
" Almost forty years since its publication, this book is as fascinating and relevant as ever. Sagan is the best! "
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The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer
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The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
" A good book is one in which you can't stop thinking about it after you've finished it. By far, this definitely fits the bill. Every page I absorbed and wanted more. It reflects both the pros and cons of a anarchist society verses a capitalist one.... " Read more of this review »
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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
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George Orwell
“When I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on.”
George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia

Kurt Vonnegut
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

Emma Goldman
“Anarchism, then, really stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government.”
Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman
“Patriotism ... is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit.”
Emma Goldman

Howard Zinn
“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.
What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction.
And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”
Howard Zinn

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