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Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
4.35
liked it
This is not a personally reflective book on how ISIS came to be, but more a factual one, as reported by a "western" journalist. With that in the bag, ...more
Aug 09, 2016
Jul 29, 2016
 
IBM and the Holocaust
3.93
it was amazing
From the beginning of this book, two paragraphs spring to mind to not only contrast the mind of what I deem as the psychopathology behind major corpor ...more
Oct 03, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
Commandant Of Auschwitz
3.87
really liked it
This book is, as Primo Levi says in the introduction, filled with lies and shirks, but never the less, it is an extremely important document of The Fi ...more
May 02, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
 
Because We Say So (City Lights Open Media)
4.12
really liked it
Many of my favourite books cover many areas, especially where non-fiction is concerned. I wish this collection of essays and articles, all written by ...more
Sep 21, 2015
Sep 20, 2015
 
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others
4.23
it was amazing
The phenomenologists’ leading thinker, Edmund Husserl, provided a rallying cry, ‘To the things themselves!’ It meant: don’t waste time on the interpre
...more
May 03, 2016
Mar 09, 2016
 
A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind
3.72
liked it
I'd like to start this review off by stating that I skimmed appx. 25% of this book, as I found some contents to be - to quote David Foster Wallace - h ...more
Feb 16, 2017
Feb 11, 2017
 
Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power
4.36
it was amazing
Noam Chomsky is pretty much an autodidactic intellectual. Instead of relying on old ways to attain knowledge, by which I mean going to school and rely ...more
Apr 19, 2017
Jan 23, 2017
 
On Anarchism
3.98
really liked it
From the book:

WOMAN: It seems to me that as a social system, anarchism makes such bottom-line sense that it was necessary to discredit the word, and t
...more
Mar 2015
Feb 17, 2015
 
Wallenberg, Centennary Edition
4.17
liked it
This is a book that succeeds in ambition, but fails in depth; while it is plainly and succinctly written, I feel it would have increased in rating if ...more
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 12, 2015
 
America's Deadliest Export: Democracy – The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else
4.03
liked it
The introduction to this book snared me - as well as an endorsement of the book, courtesy of Noam Chomsky:

INTRODUCTION

The secret to understanding US f
...more
Oct 03, 2015
Sep 29, 2015
 
Girl at War
3.98
really liked it
I put my elbows on the counter to get the clerk’s attention. Mr. Petrović knew me and knew what I wanted, but today his smile looked more like a smirk
...more
Jun 03, 2015
May 28, 2015
 
Smålands mörker
4.18
really liked it
Henrik Bromander's books are often on the border of fiction and non-fiction; they're about human life at the core, where Bromander rarely seems to car ...more
Aug 24, 2014
Aug 13, 2014
 
Männen med rosa triangel
4.19
really liked it
This is a recent translation of a book which is a statement of a homosexual man who was sent to the concentration camps during the Second World War, a ...more
Sep 08, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
 
Saints (Boxers & Saints, #2)
3.83
liked it
This book is part two; the first one is Boxers.

A girl is brought up in China during the late 1800s, when religions clash and the very old times meet w
...more
Oct 08, 2013
Oct 07, 2013
 
Tours of the Black Clock
4.02
really liked it
This is a compact book. The contents seem effortlessly written, and read like watching water flowing. There's no hardship in reading this book, apart ...more
Feb 22, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
4.08
really liked it
Although this is mainly a book where white guys from the twentieth century are concerned, it's a lot more exciting than that.

I'm not from a classical
...more
Mar 24, 2015
May 01, 2013
 
How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at An Answer
4.10
it was amazing
In one of the logs that I use to note and review books there are "tags". These tags are words and terms used to describe the book, e.g. "analysis", "p ...more
Mar 22, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
Boxers (Boxers & Saints, #1)
3.87
really liked it
Simple drawing, simple storytelling - in the same vein as the Beach Boys made their songs sound simple but were really complex and hard once you start ...more
Oct 07, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
 
Auschwitz: The Nazis & the 'Final Solution'
4.24
it was amazing
Excellent tome on The Final Solution, focusing (of course) on Auschwitz, the foremost concentration camp in The Third Reich, if one counts by the numb ...more
Jul 18, 2009
Mar 08, 2009
 
To Me You Are A Work Of Art
4.00
really liked it
Radiant. Like a dictionary to love for Morrissey and The Smiths.
Feb 29, 2016
Feb 29, 2016
 
On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare
3.83
really liked it
None
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
 
My Autobiography
4.20
really liked it
None
Dec 14, 2014
Dec 01, 2014
 
A Farewell to Arms
3.79
really liked it
None
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 08, 2013
 
Imperial Ambitions
3.97
it was amazing
None
not set
Mar 08, 2009
 
1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story
4.16
None
not set
Mar 08, 2009
 
Irregular Army: How the War on Terror Brought Neo-Nazis, Gang Members and Criminals into the US Military
3.74
really liked it
None
Oct 04, 2015
Sep 29, 2015
 
Gulag
4.18
None
not set
Mar 08, 2009
 
The Thin Red Line
3.97
None
not set
Mar 08, 2009
 
Get Your War On
4.31
it was amazing
None
not set
Mar 08, 2009
 
Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began
4.53
it was amazing
None
not set
Mar 08, 2009
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