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Soulfly 03-04-2007 08:35 AM

The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon, an analysis of race and national identity in post-colonial society.

Vertigo13 05-04-2007 06:28 PM

1984 - George Orwell
Art of War - Sun Tzu

möbiustrip 05-09-2007 07:06 AM

[QUOTE=PopeKevinI;20180540]I really wish we had a conspiracy theory thread of some sort going right now just so I could post this. But we don't, so I stick it here in hope that when I need it I'll remember where it is.

[ig]http://x008.uploaderx.net/x/RT_Comic_Ep52_Bah2.jpg[/img][/QUOTE]
speaking of conspiracies, the internet is officially too small.

I went looking for an FAQ and clicked "tips," not noticing it was from hardforum...

[img]http://x011.uploaderx.net/x/lost.JPG[/img]

guess whose post? :p

Blake 05-10-2007 08:50 PM

[QUOTE=Vertigo13;21006612]1984 - George Orwell
Art of War - Sun Tzu[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the recommendation. Never heard of those before! Just hope they aren't so obscure that my local bookstore has them!

Vertigo13 05-12-2007 01:35 PM

[QUOTE=Blake;21040758]Thanks for the recommendation. Never heard of those before! Just hope they aren't so obscure that my local bookstore has them![/QUOTE]

:lol: :lol: :lol:

möbiustrip 05-19-2007 11:35 PM

[QUOTE=TheMorlock;10469053]Any basic description of the scientific method[/QUOTE]
and equally important, the pseudoscientific method.

[url]http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/afterword_v1a/afterword_v1a_singlefile.html[/url]

The "[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_Affair]Sokal paper[/url]," [i]Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity[/i], was written by a physicist to piss on soft science. It was published, proving his point that people in these fields can (and do) string together meaningless, obfuscated bullshit. :D Feminism != physics.

A quote in the link, incidentally, is how Rand's writing got tagged "objectivist." AFAIK.

Mr. Marbles 05-31-2007 09:13 PM

[I]Les Chants de Maldoror[/I] by Comte de Lautreamont translated by Guy Wernham. Discovered this gem in college.

From the cover....

[QUOTE]"This macabre but beautiful work has achieved a considerable reputation as one of the earliest and most extraordinary examples of Surrealist writing."[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]"It is a long narrative prose poem which celebrates the principle of Evil in an elaborate style and with a passion akin to religious fanaticism."[/QUOTE]

Also "Against the Grain" by J.K. Huysmans

TheMorlock 05-31-2007 09:33 PM

[QUOTE=möbiustrip;21084949]and equally important, the pseudoscientific method.

[url]http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/afterword_v1a/afterword_v1a_singlefile.html[/url]

The "[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_Affair]Sokal paper[/url]," [i]Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity[/i], was written by a physicist to piss on soft science. It was published, proving his point that people in these fields can (and do) string together meaningless, obfuscated bullshit. :D Feminism != physics.

A quote in the link, incidentally, is how Rand's writing got tagged "objectivist." AFAIK.[/QUOTE]


sweet

Sleipnir 06-16-2007 11:24 AM

The Jungle - Upton Sinclair

This is one of the best novels i have ever read!!!! Also, it is a great book to read along with a U.S. Histroy class.

möbiustrip 10-11-2007 10:06 PM

Kenneth Minogue's essay [url=http://newcriterion.com:81/archive/19/apr01/minogue.htm#top]How Civilizations Fall[/url]. Feminism as the decline of Western civilization. :)

Ted Dalrymple's [url=http://www.city-journal.org/html/7_2_a1.html]Don't Legalize Drugs[/url]. Rebuts the standard legalization arguments.

Neither's airtight, but they're in a sensible direction.

bayareacuzzo 10-22-2007 08:54 AM

I concur, Great thread Ieyeasu, fan of all of those.

Ieyeasu
The Fountainhead; Ayn Rand; None given
Atlas Shrugged; Ayn Rand; None given
The New Testament; Various; None given
The Old Testament; Various; None given
The Communist Manifesto; Marx/Engels; None given
Animal Farm; Orwell; None given
1984; Orwell; None given
A History of the English Speaking Peoples--Winston Churchill
Guns, Germs, and Steel--Jeremy Diamond

Mr Pickle Pants 12-25-2007 06:00 AM

Good Calories, Bad Calories - Gary Taubes - explains how we've been screwed regarding nutritional information. Fat is not bad for you, carbs are!

[IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41r0ry64BVL._AA240_.jpg[/IMG]

Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller - Semi-autobiographical novel. Banned in the US for several decades.

[IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21S3FQK6VGL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA198_SH20_.jpg[/IMG]

An Edge In My Voice - Harlan Ellison - Essays by a brilliant curmudgeon.

[IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JXh40DS-L._AA240_.jpg[/IMG]

Mr Pickle Pants 12-25-2007 06:09 AM

Radical Honesty - Brad Blanton - life changing, if you let it.

[IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JNPQ8NECL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg[/IMG]

Thomas Jefferson - The Jefferson Bible - seems to be closely aligned with how I view my faith.

[IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TK3J8BKEL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-dp-500-arrow,TopRight,45,-64_OU01_AA240_SH20_.jpg[/IMG]

Mr. Marbles 12-31-2007 10:01 PM

[QUOTE=Mr Pickle Pants;22036950]Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller - Semi-autobiographical novel. [/QUOTE]

:cool: I love Henry Miller

If you really like Miller I would recommend the trilogy [I]The Rosy Crucifixion[/I] (Sexus, Plexus, and Nexus)

Mr Pickle Pants 01-05-2008 11:40 AM

Yes, excellent work by him. The only Miller book I've yet to read (I think lol) is Sunday After the War.


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