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InvisiblePsiloKitten
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Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left
    #1917105 - 09/15/03 01:53 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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I was amazed when I walked into a Barnes and Nobles my first day back in the Bible belt of DFW and saw a ridiculous amount of left leaning books on the prominent mid isle and end cap displays.  Noam Chomsky?  Ariana? Lions and Tigers and Bears... OH MY!

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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #1917126 - 09/15/03 02:00 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Chomsky is THE BEST!!!!!!


"Liberal authors triumphant as US bookshelves lean left
Sales list bucks right-wing trend"

well well............I wont even say anything(other than the way people are labed is bullshit)

but still this is nice to read


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #1917192 - 09/15/03 02:19 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I'm just happy to hear that Molly Ivins has another book coming out :smile:  If y'all haven't read "Shrub", you should run out now and grab it.

She's a political journalist (and I don't use that word lightly anymore) who writes for the Dallas Morning News, and has been an insider in Texas politics for 25 years or so now...  When I first saw "Shrub", I thought it was going to be yet another snotty, rabid, anti-bush for no real reason expose. It is, however, an extremely well written (and well documented for those of you who don't believe someone at their word), and even humorous look at Texas politics in general, and Bush's rise to power in Texas specifically.  GREAT read - and I look forward to more from Mrs. Ivins in the near future. :smile:


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: GernBlanston]
    #1917216 - 09/15/03 02:29 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Molly, Amy and Arianna are my Little Women of politics :smile:


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #1917328 - 09/15/03 03:48 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

naomi klein????


anyway the girl that wrote NO LOGO, and vandan nashiva

those are the females I respect!


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: Psilocybeingzz]
    #1917829 - 09/15/03 12:26 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yah - Naomi Klein is a goddess as well.
She also has a book out called "Windows and Fences", which is essentially a collection of her writings, columns, essays, etc. from when she began researching globalization and privatization after the 1999(?) WTO demonstrations in Seattle. VERY illuminating.

Once you read that, you should also read "Globalization and it's Discontents" by Joseph Stiglitz. Stiglitz is a former bigwig in the WTO (or IMF - my dyslexia is nasty this morning) and an economic wiz-kid, who left the WTO after realizing what their 'business' practices are doing to the world. Exceptional reading.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #1917833 - 09/15/03 12:28 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I suppose with television and the media being so completely in the corporate pocket, books are one way people can access truth.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: Xlea321]
    #1918630 - 09/15/03 05:35 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Unfortunately, reading isn't really something Americans usually like to do. Most would rather just watch Jerry Springer or American Idol.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #1918680 - 09/15/03 05:54 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)


"Liberal authors triumphant as US bookshelves lean left"


Personally, that's not something I would celebrate about....

But, to each his own  :smile: 


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #1919379 - 09/15/03 09:19 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

There was a recent study showing that the better educated tend to lean more to the left, and I'm pretty sure you don't need a study to figure out that the better educated also tend to write more books.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: Phluck]
    #1919574 - 09/15/03 10:20 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

what study was that?

how did they determine "conservative" values versus "liberal" ones.



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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: Phluck]
    #1919655 - 09/15/03 10:43 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

We might be better educated but we have joyless sex according to anne coulter.

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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: ]
    #1919875 - 09/15/03 11:42 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

We're also traitors, according the her. I think this is why liberal authors are doing well right now. Because right-wing authors like her are idiots.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: ]
    #1919937 - 09/16/03 12:01 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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JonPathetic said:
We might be better educated but we have joyless sex according to anne coulter.

:nut: 



Did she actually say that? If she did it's one of the funniest things I have ever read.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: silversoul7]
    #1919946 - 09/16/03 12:07 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)


We're(liberals) also traitors, according the her. I think this is why
liberal authors are doing well right now. Because right-wing authors
like her(Anne Coulter) are idiots.


Both the Left and the Right have their idiots. But, they also have
some rational and logical members too.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #1921140 - 09/16/03 12:40 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yes, but unfortunately the intelligent right-wingers don't seem to sell many books.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: silversoul7]
    #1921406 - 09/16/03 01:53 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)


Yes, but unfortunately the intelligent right-wingers don't seem to
sell many books.


To most people, hyperbole is more interesting than reason.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #1921414 - 09/16/03 01:56 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

True.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #1922021 - 09/16/03 05:40 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Comedy almost always does well.


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Re: Liberal Authors Triumphant as US bookshelves lean left [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1922190 - 09/16/03 06:31 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Weak.


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