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03-03-2017, 02:21 PM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
(03-03-2017 02:13 PM)Jay Vogelsong Wrote:  
(03-03-2017 08:59 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  If you're interested in what is shaping my outlook on socialism then I would recommend you to read:

- Martin Malia - History's Locomotives: Revolutions and the Making of the Modern World and The Soviet Tragedy: A History of Socialism in Russia, 1917-1991
- Raymond Aron - The Opium of the Intellectuals
- Immanuel Wallerstein - World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction
- David Ost - Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics: Opposition and Reform in Poland since 1968 and The Defeat of Solidarity: Anger and Politics in Postcommunist Europe
- Tony Judt - Ill Fares the Land

Thanks for the references. I checked out most of them at Amazon, and added World-Systems Analysis and Ill Fares the Land to my cart to consider for reading later. Both sound like they could help me understand the problems with our present political outlooks better. The world is so complicated now.

And thanks for your comments on socialism, but I am not even well-informed enough to appreciate your critiques, I'm sure.

World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction is better one even if this is only introduction to the subject. On the other hand these books aren't directly comparable.

As for critique I'm not exactly adequately informed to make something more than shallow analysis. There isn't much to appreciate there, but then it is not my area of study.

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03-03-2017, 02:28 PM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
(03-03-2017 02:21 PM)Szuchow Wrote:  There isn't much to appreciate there, but then it is not my area of study.

What is your area of study?
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03-03-2017, 02:33 PM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
(03-03-2017 02:28 PM)Jay Vogelsong Wrote:  
(03-03-2017 02:21 PM)Szuchow Wrote:  There isn't much to appreciate there, but then it is not my area of study.

What is your area of study?

My thesis was about October Revolution and it's influence on Poland regaining independence in Polish historiography so I know something about both revolution and it and how it was viewed. I'm also interested in Shoah but I'm no expert.

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07-03-2017, 04:51 PM (This post was last modified: 07-03-2017 04:56 PM by Full Circle.)
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
Every Author on your English Syllabus Summed Up in One Single Sentence

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08-03-2017, 05:11 AM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp by Wolfgang Sofsky and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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08-03-2017, 06:13 AM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
I've just been reading instructions on how to build things.

From getting here.

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To here and further.

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Easy to read and helps my hands. Smile

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08-03-2017, 09:37 AM
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Cosmos- Carl Sagan. I'm finally getting around to reading through his stuff. I figured I would start here.

Also, an inordinate amount of material about the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi.
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09-03-2017, 01:27 PM
RE: What Are You Currently Reading?
Daemon by Daniel Suarez

It's a good read.

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09-03-2017, 04:04 PM
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Currentely I read, for the second time, a book called: Dreamstate - A Conspiracy Theory by Jed McKenna.

And good I gave that book a second chance. The first time I read it I thought, "What?! That's not Jed McKenna style! That's a load of horseshit, stobbled together by some creep who has no good ideas! Disgusting! What a waste of almost 20 Euro!"

But now, as I read it again, I still think it's far less interesting and seducting than the first three Jed McKenna books have been. But I think that's because I have become a more mild, mid-tempered kinda woman. I just let it say what it wants to say, for the sake of it...I just roll with it...kinda sorta.

Who am I who does not care for the pretend of being a mere narrator. I, personally, when I write some stuff, I just write dialogs. That's the way I roll. I think narrating sucks. Too old school in my world. But who am I to not let someone tell me a story in the form of being a narrator.

You know what I mean...
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10-03-2017, 08:11 AM
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The communist paradise in this world: A history of Russia in the twentieth century by Adam Krzyżanowski.

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