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InvisibleInnvertigo
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Need advice on political books.
    #2259068 - 01/21/04 08:29 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I need a book that is relativly easy reading and from the perspective of the left. Political books tend to bore me because they seem to just tow the party line yadda yadda yadda.....i want a different perspective.


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2260267 - 01/21/04 05:35 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

"The Communist Manifesto" ?


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2260296 - 01/21/04 05:48 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

"From Freedom to Slavery" by Gerry Spence

Gerry Spence is a liberal defense attorney who defended Randy Weaver from the Ruby Ridge charges. He brought up some ideas which prompted me to change my opinions on certain things. It is also a good book to recommend to your leftist friends which might prompt them to re-evaluate some of their opinions, whereas a writer from a different perspective (more 'right wing') might turn them off and piss them off.


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2260938 - 01/21/04 09:38 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

more libertarian than left, James Bovard is good stuff.

try Terrorism and Tyranny


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2261053 - 01/21/04 10:19 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Linda McQuaig’s The Cult of Impotence


Best easy-to-read book on left wing economics ever...


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: carbonhoots]
    #2262201 - 01/22/04 09:19 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Thank you guys, i'm going to read a bit from the other side so i can figure out why some libbies feel how they feel....in theory. :smirk:


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2263053 - 01/22/04 04:51 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I can help you there.

They suffer from "braincellus lackus".


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2263175 - 01/22/04 05:47 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Oh, i know that or my new phrase of the day "lazy thinking"


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2263214 - 01/22/04 06:03 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

hrm

i randomnly open up a few pol forum threads, and everything is still exactly the same...

did you know that thinking isn't something that should be the same with every person? In fact, I do believe that brainwashing is the act of imbedding particular thought channels into a person


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: ]
    #2263268 - 01/22/04 06:17 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

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i randomnly open up a few pol forum threads, and everything is still exactly the same...




That's Bullshit, you haven't seen one line that says "I HATE BUSH" :smirk:

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did you know that thinking isn't something that should be the same with every person?




yes i do, where did i say that people should think the same?

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In fact, I do believe that brainwashing is the act of imbedding particular thought channels into a person 




ofcourse it is, people are brainwashed everyday of their lives, just look at the DNC. :tongue:


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2263303 - 01/22/04 06:30 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I recommend Al Franken's latest book, "Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them." The problem with this one, though, is that he doesn't attack issues so much as he tries to discredit prominent people on the right. He tears Anne Coulter a new one, as he does for Bill O'Reilley, Sean Hannity, George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and many other politicians and pundits. Not all that informative if you're looking for liberal positions on issues(though there is plenty of that in the book). Funny read, though.


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2263546 - 01/22/04 08:08 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Stranger in a Strange Land Heinlen


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Re: Need advice on political books. [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2263687 - 01/22/04 09:05 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Don't know if this is what your looking for but Animal Farm by George Orwell is a good book.


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