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The Matrix Comics, Vol. 2 by Lana Wachowski
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Paper thin stories presented on paper thin paper. No cohesion exists, the adhesive is only the glue between the papers.

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The Matrix Comics, Vol. 1 by Lana Wachowski
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Fun little grab bag of jumbled microstories. Cute eye candy moves these tiny Matrix tinged stories quickly and sleekly. While fun, there's no cohesion, and what the stories sacrifice for speed and flow result in a gingerly, juvenile veneer, that satu ...more
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Preacher, Volume 9 by Garth Ennis
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The only thing wrong with Preacher is that it ended.

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James C. Scott
“One day you will be called upon to break a big law in the name of justice and rationality. Everything will depend on it. You have to be ready. How are you going to prepare for that day when it really matters? You have to stay "in shape" so that when the big day comes you will be ready. What you need is "anarchist calisthenics." Every day or so break some trivial law that makes no sense, even if it’s only jaywalking. Use your own head to judge whether a law is just or reasonable. That way, you'll keep trim; and when the big day comes, you'll be ready.”
James C. Scott, Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity and Meaningful Work and Play

James C. Scott
“Designed or planned social order is necessarily schematic; it always ignores essential features of any real, functioning social order. This truth is best illustrated in a work-to-rule strike, which turns on the fact that any production process depends on a host of informal practices and improvisations that could never be codified. By merely following the rules meticiously, the workforce can virtually halt production. In the same fashion, the simplified rules animating plans for, say, a city, a village or a collective farm were inadequate as a set of instructions for creating a functional social order, The formal scheme was parasitic on informal processes that, alone, it could not create or maintain.”
James C. Scott, Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

Jared Taylor
“Most whites do not have a racial identity, but they would do well to understand what race means for others. They should also ponder the consequences of being the only group for whom such an identity is forbidden and who are permitted no aspirations as a group.”
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James C. Scott
“The aspiration to such uniformity and order alerts us to the fact that modern statecraft is largely a project of internal colonization, often glossed, as it is in its imperial rhetoric, as a 'civilizing mission'.”
James C. Scott, Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

Bernard Lewis
“Secularism in the Christian world was an attempt to resolve the long and destructive struggle of church and state. Separation, adopted in the American and French Revolutions and elsewhere after that, was designed to prevent two things: the use of religion by the state to reinforce and extend its authority; and the use of the state power by the clergy to impose their doctrines and rules on others. This is a problem long seen as purely Christian, not relevant to Muslims or for that matter to Jews, for whom a similar problem has arisen in Israel. Looking at the contemporary Middle East, both Muslim and Jewish, one must ask whether this is still true -- or whether Muslims and Jews may perhaps have caught a Christian disease and might therefore consider a Christian remedy.”
Bernard Lewis, What Went Wrong? The Clash Between Islam & Modernity in the Middle East

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