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Books I read in September:
  • Automation and the Future of Work, by Aaron Benanav
  • Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass
  • A History of America in Ten Strikes, by Erik Loomis
  • Confronting Capitalism: How the World Works and How to Change It, by Vivek Chibber
  • Bright-Sided, by Barbara Ehrenreich
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Old 11-05-2022, 12:23 PM
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Books I read in October:
  • The Art of Memoir, by Mary Karr
  • The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good, by Michael Sandel
  • Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, by Greg Epstein
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Old 11-05-2022, 05:14 PM
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I just finished Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries. It's not particularly scholarly, but it was a good read.
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Old 11-05-2022, 06:08 PM
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Factfulness, by Hans Rosling

and just finished Andy Borowitz' Profiles in Ignorance
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
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I don't have that one but I have several similar books that I would love to have read but which I have a hard time motivating to actually read, because they're like textbooks. Specifically A People's History of the United States, Lies My Teacher Told Me, and Lies Across America.
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I really enjoyed A People's History of the United States. I read it when I was riding the bus to work. The bus trip was almost longer than my working hours.
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I'm going back and forth between American Midnight: The Great War, A Violent Peace and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis and Readme.txt by Chelsea Manning. Both are very good so far.
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i just picked up "Kingdom of Speech" by Tom Wolfe

I seems promising, so far.
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I'm going back and forth between American Midnight: The Great War, A Violent Peace and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis and Readme.txt by Chelsea Manning. Both are very good so far.
I'm a little groggy this morning so at first I thought you had listed 5 different books. I was cued to re-read by your use of 'both'. :laugh:
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Books I read in November:
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley (actually my first time reading this!)
  • Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, by Amanda Montell
  • The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, by Carl Sagan
  • War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict, by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies
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I think Brave New World is fiction.

for now
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‘Complications A surgeons notes on an imperfect science’. Atul Gawande
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I think Brave New World is fiction.

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Oh, vm knew what he was saying.
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reading this
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 by Pauline Maier

^I bought this like 12 years ago but this time I am committed to finishing it.

also this
The Red Flag: A History of Communism by David Priestland

I own a copy but also found a pdf version online, which is googlable. So far it's interesting.
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i just picked up "Kingdom of Speech" by Tom Wolfe

It seems promising, so far.
Just finished this. It is actually a very interesting read.

It is somewhat enlightening. I I think that I will have to fact check some of his stuff, though.

He gave Chomsky quite a hard time on the whole "History and evolution of language."
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Subterrean Fire by Sharon Smith
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""[I]f you think that by hanging us, you can stamp out the labor movement...then hang us! Here you will tread upon a spark, but here, and there, and behind you, and in front of you, and everywhere, flames will blaze up. It is a subterranean fire. You cannot put it out. The ground is on fire upon which you stand."

Those the words of Haymarket martyr August Spies, defending himself in court from false charges of conspiracy in a bombing during an eight-hour day demonstration at Chicago's Haymarket Square in 1886.
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This past week, I've been on a nonfiction kick. I finished a book club book Justice on the Brink by Linda Greenhouse. It's about the Supreme Court in the year when RBG died and Barrett replaced her.

I am currently reading The Shame Machine by Cathy O'Neil. This book is about shame and profit in this modern social media age.
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I've been reading
"Plagues and Peoples", by William McNeil,
"From Columbus to Castro - The History of the Caribbean" by Eric Williams,
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"Before the Mayflower - A history of the Negro in America" by Lerone Bennett, Jr.
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Books I read in December:
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear
  • This Thing Called Life: Prince, Race, Sex, Religion, and Music, by Joseph Vogel
  • Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side, by Julia Shaw
  • Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet, by Katie Hafner
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