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04-05-2017, 11:12 AM
What Are You Currently Reading?
The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism by Casper Erichsen.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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04-05-2017, 11:23 AM
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Still working my way through Milton's Paradise Lost. I'm getting the hang of his elaborate syntax, but it's still tough going because of all the allusions. I already read the whole thing through once, just to get the general idea and the flow of the poetry. Now I'm going through it more slowly, taking time to read the footnotes and figure out what he's alluding to. Again, tough going, but worth it -- he's such a good writer. I often have to force myself to pick it up, but once I start reading, I'm mesmerized. I'm currently partway through Book V (of XII).
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04-05-2017, 07:03 PM
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The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning by Victor J. Stenger
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06-05-2017, 07:10 PM
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Discipline and Punish by Michel Foucault
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07-05-2017, 01:55 PM
What Are You Currently Reading?
"Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991. A History" by Orlando Figes.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

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08-05-2017, 01:51 PM
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The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf

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“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
“Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”~ Ambrose Bierce
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08-05-2017, 03:10 PM
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(08-05-2017 01:51 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf

I might get that one.
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08-05-2017, 03:30 PM
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(08-05-2017 03:10 PM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  
(08-05-2017 01:51 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf

I might get that one.

The more I learn about the man the more I’m moved to explore and learn.

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11-05-2017, 09:35 PM
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Finished reading the Mistborn trilogy the other day.
What a read. Defiantly worth a read.

Gonna start Wheel of Time now. Because, hey, what do you do when you started reading like 2 months ago? That's right, you start a 14 book series.

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12-05-2017, 08:31 AM
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I finished Paradise Lost last weekend, and am now reading Sarah Bakewell's At the Existentialist Cafe (a history of existentialism). I got it because it was listed by the New York Times Review of Books as one of the 10 best books of 2016. It sounded interesting, and it is.
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