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Democracy and Populism by John Lukacs
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To paraphrase a keen observer of humanity, old man (and indeed it was a man) yells -- that primal expression of hatred -- at clouds[*].

[*] Clouds of course being merely condensed air. As de Tocqueville presciently noted, the hot air of controversy
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The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
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Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene
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The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
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I think the book suffers a bit from being told entirely from the point of view of men (there is a one sentence exception) and the ending isn't terrific. But this vicious satire is laugh-out-loud funny as it repeatedly mocks the vain main characters. ...more
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Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
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At my book club meeting, we were discussing how we hadn't liked the previous book. I literally could not remember what book that was just a month after reading it. That's the level of "Mr. Penumbra's" impact.
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Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rølvaag
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Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
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The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl
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