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Grant (groanchomsky) | 8 comments Mod
Post your recommended books here. Any genre is welcome.


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Jane (janemelbourne) | 3 comments "Philebus" by Plato sounds like a contemporary conversation between a millennial and a boomer.


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Jane (janemelbourne) | 3 comments Solitary by Albert Woodfox

The Whispering in Our Hearts - Henry Reynolds

The Corporation - Joel Bakan

Death Sentence, the decay of public language - Don Watson

The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin

The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

Surveillance Capitalism - Shoshana Zuboff

The Souls of Black Folk - W. E. B. Du Bois

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (1966 movie is good and somehow more creepy because of the old style).

The Lucky Country and Death of the Lucky Country, Donald Horne.

Damn Whores and God's Police by Anne Summers

Ethics - Aristotle (J.A.K. Thomson translation)

God is Not Great - Christopher Hitchens

A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking

Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

The Sorrows of Empire - Chalmers Johnson

The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins

John Pilger (any)

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Animal Farm - George Orwell

Anthony Lawrence (Australian poetry)

Civil Disobedience - Thoreau

Rights of Man - Thomas Paine

Spinoza's Ethics


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Jane (janemelbourne) | 3 comments Sorry, forgot some. I'm new to this site. Sorry for the long list but was writing as was thinking.

Dark Victory - David Marr

Left Right Left Robert Manne


message 5: by Toby (new)

Toby | 3 comments Hi Grant,

Books people should know about

Author: Witness J Title: "Here, There are Dragons"

https://www.amazon.com/WITNESS-J-eboo...

Bernard Collaery's Oil Under Troubled Water

Capital in the 21st Century Thomas Piketty

Art Spingelman Maus


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Grant Atkinson | 1 comments Here are some of my recommendations, some very specific to my interests though.

The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

Understanding Power - Noam Chomsky

On Sonic Art - Trevor Wishart

The Way Of Zen - Alan Watts

LSD: My Problem Child - Albert Hoffman

The Computer Music Tutorial - Curtis Roads


message 7: by Ian (new)

Ian | 1 comments I’ve been reading lots in Lockdown about left economics with a view to understanding how we pay for COVID19. 3 key books:

Mark Fisher - Capitalist Realism

Grace Blakeley - Stolen

Adam Tooze - Crashed

Cheers, Pato

https://youtu.be/ogm1MuOR1Zg


message 8: by DW (new)

DW | 1 comments Thank You For Arguing by Jay Heinrichs. Plenty of Simpsons references!


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Marc Steen (builtonwater) | 1 comments A few great psychology/neuroscience books I've been devouring in lockdown, for those interested in reading/predicting people's behaviours:

Robert Sapolsky - Behave

Norman Doidge - The Brain That Changes Itself

Malcolm Gladwell - Talking To Strangers


message 10: by Kaelan (new)

Kaelan | 4 comments Does anyone know about books that are about environmental science and or climate change


message 11: by Grant (new)

Grant (groanchomsky) | 8 comments Mod
The two Michael E Mann books listed on the bookshelf are great. The hockey stick and the madhouse effect. Start with those.


message 12: by Sam (new)

Sam | 1 comments The dictators handbook is pretty relevant to current happenings


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