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Who Speaks for America? by Eric Alterman
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Who Speaks for America? by Eric Alterman is an utterly strange book. I have to wonder if Alterman wrote it while under the influence of some substance--can't say I have any guesses as to which one--because it is incredibly scrambled and full of ...more
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T.E. Lawrence
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“We are pragmatists. We don't stick to any ideology. Does it work? Let's try it, and if it does work, fine, let's continue it. If it doesn't work, toss it out, try another one. We are not enamored with any ideology.”
Lee Kuan Yew
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Aquinas by Edward Feser
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This slim introduction to Aquinas is one of my favorite philosophy books because Edward Feser is an incredibly talented writer (crisp, clean, tight, very tight) and a clear thinker. But this isn't a work of intellectual history, and it's not a ...more
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Beyond Cloak And Dagger by Miles Copeland Jr.
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It's difficult to get a handle on what the early CIA looked like without reading the books and memoirs of its earliest officers (as opposed to reading official histories). While Copeland wasn’t recruited into the OSS, the precursor of the CIA, he did ...more
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George F. Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis
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George F. Kennan is one of America’s most storied titans of Cold War strategy and diplomacy in the 20th century, having played an almost unimaginably large role in writing policy on containing the Soviet Union and reconstructing Europe and Japan in ...more
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T.E. Lawrence
“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

Lee Kuan Yew
“We are pragmatists. We don't stick to any ideology. Does it work? Let's try it, and if it does work, fine, let's continue it. If it doesn't work, toss it out, try another one. We are not enamored with any ideology.”
Lee Kuan Yew

Napoléon Bonaparte
“I did not usurp the crown; it was in the gutter and I picked it out.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

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