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Elwher
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Anarchy

Postby Elwher » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:48 pm

David Weber - The Apocalypse Troll
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
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Ethel mermania
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Ethel mermania » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:55 am

Terrible swift sword. -- Bruce carton

Volume 2 in the civil war centenial series.
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion … but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.

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Elwher
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Postby Elwher » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:35 am

John Ringo - The Last Centurian

Good story, but almost as many political rants as Atlas Shrugged and just as welcome.
CYNIC, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision.
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The Macabees
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Anarchy

Postby The Macabees » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:28 am

Cicero, On the Good Life

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Alexiandra
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Alexiandra » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:02 pm

Just finished The Looking Glass War by the inimitable John le Carré. Truly superb fiction.

Hoping to move on to Liberalism: A Counter-History by Domenico Losurdo, once it arrives.
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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:16 am

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
     
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Platypus Bureaucracy
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Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Platypus Bureaucracy » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:02 pm

The Bhagavad Gita. Apparently, if you meet Krishna's definition of evil, he'll ensure that you're reborn into a similarly evil family.

TIL Krishna is basically a really shitty criminal justice system.
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Psukhe
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Psukhe » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:44 pm

"Discourse on Method" by René Descartes. Almost makes me believe in God.
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Ethel mermania
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Postby Ethel mermania » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:24 am

Along with the civil war books.

The war of the Ring. -- j.r.r Tolkien
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Jolthig
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Jolthig » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:42 pm

Republic by Plato
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Jolthig wrote:Lol why

“Und Mirza”

:lol2:

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Jean-Paul Sartre
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Jean-Paul Sartre » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:04 pm

As soon as it gets here, about half of the discworld novels.
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The Canadian Confederacy of Provinces
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Ex-Nation

Postby The Canadian Confederacy of Provinces » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:24 pm

Bernard Cornwell's Saxon/Warrior chronicles.
A historical fiction based upon the exploits of the ancestor of the historical "Uthred the Bold".
The series starts during the time of Alfred the Great (878 ad); and extends through the early/middle years of viking britain.

There is a current miniseries based upon the books yet that is woefully inaccurate to not only the books but to history itself. the books while openly taking liberties is nonetheless culturally & historically accurate!

Both The First book, and the miniseries are titled "The Last kingdom"; refering to how at the beginning Wessex is the last Anglo-Saxon kingdom to survive the "great heathen army" led by the sons of Ragnar Lothbrok in retaliation for the death of their father.

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Geneviev
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Geneviev » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:41 pm

Aristotle's Rhetoric. I've been meaning to read it for a while, and I finally found it. :)
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Jolthig
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Postby Jolthig » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:34 pm

Geneviev wrote:Aristotle's Rhetoric. I've been meaning to read it for a while, and I finally found it. :)

Great book indeed
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Retiring from NSG, guys.

Grenartia wrote:Then we Marshall Plan it.

Kowani wrote:
Jolthig wrote:Lol why

“Und Mirza”

:lol2:

Jean-Paul Sartre wrote:
LiberNovusAmericae wrote:Isn't that what NSG is for though to a degree?

YOU’RE WRONG.

Allow me to explain using several fallacies, veiled insults, and insinuations that you’re ugly and dumb.

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Nakena
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Nakena » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:43 pm

The Medici: A Tale of Fifteen Generations by James Cleugh

Really makes you appriciate italian renaissance. Florentine history is very interesting.
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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:16 am

Rereading The King in Yellow by RW Chambers
     
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NEUTRAL: Anarchism, ML-ism, reformism (to an extent).
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, nationalism, left-sectarianism.
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Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
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Postby Giovenith » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:09 am

"Everything is Fucked: A Book About Hope" by Mark Manson.
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Hurdergaryp » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:53 am

Bezoek Van De Knokploeg, the Dutch translation of A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. A big hit back in 2011, given how it won the Pulitzer Prize and other awards.

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Pax Nerdvana
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:56 am

Ethel mermania wrote:
Pax Nerdvana wrote:I still need to finish Grant Takes Command. I don't know if it's in the same trilogy though.

He wrote 2.

The centennial civil war, and the army of the Potomac .

I am reading the centenial trilogy

Cool. I didn't know that.

I finished Robert Heinlein's Farmer in the Sky earlier today.
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby UniversalCommons » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:27 pm

I am reading a variety of professional books. However the one item I am looking at right now for entertainment is The Ancient Engineers by L. Sprague De Camp. He wrote some nonfiction.

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Democratic Socialists

Postby Jolthig » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:12 pm

Haqiqatul-Wahi (The Philosophy of Divine Revelation) by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Ahmadi Muslim • Khaddam of Ahmadiyya • theistic evolutionist • Star Wars fan • rock and metal fan • Pragmatic on politics
Retiring from NSG, guys.

Grenartia wrote:Then we Marshall Plan it.

Kowani wrote:
Jolthig wrote:Lol why

“Und Mirza”

:lol2:

Jean-Paul Sartre wrote:
LiberNovusAmericae wrote:Isn't that what NSG is for though to a degree?

YOU’RE WRONG.

Allow me to explain using several fallacies, veiled insults, and insinuations that you’re ugly and dumb.

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Ethel mermania
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:35 pm

UniversalCommons wrote:I am reading a variety of professional books. However the one item I am looking at right now for entertainment is The Ancient Engineers by L. Sprague De Camp. He wrote some nonfiction.


i have that book.
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion … but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.

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Soufrika
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Soufrika » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:16 pm

On the Road by Jack Kerouac
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NIHIL VERUM EST, LICET OMNIA

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Thepeopl
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Thepeopl » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:28 am

Zero History, by William Gibson

Dance, dance, dance, by Haruki Murakami

Underground, by Haruki Murakami.

I mostly read several books at the same time.
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The Grene Knyght
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Grene Knyght » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:51 am

Rereading Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology
     
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(◕‿◕)
PRO: Socialism and Communism, Revolution, Left Unity.
NEUTRAL: Anarchism, ML-ism, reformism (to an extent).
ANTI: Capitalism, Liberalism, nationalism, left-sectarianism.
Portal Nationalist | Proletarian Moralist
Socialist Women wrote:Part of the reason you're an anarchist is because you ate too much expired food.
Claorica wrote:Go burn down Berkeley again.
2015 - x=-8.75, y=-6.56
2016 - x=-8.88, y=-9.54
2017 - x=-9.63, y=-9.90
2018 - x=-9.88, y=-9.23
2019 - x=-10.0, y=-9.90

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