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progress:  On page 24. "Jonestown reads like a book a philosopher wanted to write as a treatise first, but ended up writing as a novel instead, without ever fully integrating the two. The ideas are fascinating, but the narrative feels incidental. I love Harris' POV, but I'm skeptical I'll feel the same way about his storytelling as I progress." Feb 05, 2015 10:35AM

 
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Howard Zinn
“How skillful to tax the middle class to pay for the relief of the poor, building resentment on top of humiliation! How adroit to bus poor black youngsters into poor white neighborhoods, in a violent exchange of impoverished schools, while the schools of the rich remain untouched and the wealth of the nation, doled out carefully where children need free milk, is drained for billion-dollar aircraft carriers. How ingenious to meet the demands of blacks and women for equality by giving them small special benefits, and setting them in competition with everyone else for jobs made scares by an irrational, wasteful system. How wise to turn the fear and anger of the majority toward a class of criminals bred - by economic inequity - faster than they can be put away, deflecting attention from the huge thefts of national resources carried out within the law by men in executive offices.”
Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States

Ellen Lupton
“Working within the constraints of a problem is part of the fun and challenge of design.”
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Dale Carnegie
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Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

John Green
“But to be perfectly frank, this childish idea that the author of a novel has some special insight into the characters in the novel...it's ridiculous. That novel was composed of scratches on a page, dear. The characters inhabiting it have no life outside of those scratches. What happened to them? They all ceased to exist the moment the novel ended.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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Hillman Curtis, MTIV Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer

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