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Letters to a Young Contrarian | Christopher Hitchens
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Recent acquisitions:

📖 Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens
📖 Common Sense by Thomas Paine

#fREADom #UniteAgainstBookBans

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Cathyloves2read
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Mehso-so

How does one rate a book like this? I read it at the suggestion of a friend.The authors political views are the polar opposite of mine,but this book got me thinking.After reading it,it‘s hard to decide what to believe. The author seems very knowledgeable and definitely made a point. I‘d like to read a book telling the story from the opposite point of view. It‘s definitely going to be a crazy time between now and the ‘24 election!

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keithmalek
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Pickpick

The first two-thirds of this book outlined the problems of democracy, and to be honest, it was a little boring at times. However, the last third of the book explored the solutions to the problems, and I found it fascinating. This book also introduced me to the ideas put forth by James S. Fishkin, and now I'm looking forward to reading his books as well.

#2024Book8

ShyBookOwl Bold title 1w
keithmalek @ShyBookOwl The title is a bit of a misnomer. The author's not calling for dictatorship, but for a system known as "deliberative democracy." 1w
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Robotswithpersonality
Why Socialism? | Albert Einstein
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Pickpick

Just a world-renowned theoretical physicist taking a few moments to lay down clear, concise, (depressingly relatable to the modern reader) reasoning in 1949 for why the current (western?) societal obsession with the individual and the evils of capitalism are proof that society, economy and government needs a change, and the best way forward is socialism. 1/2

Robotswithpersonality 2/2 The article is appropriately titled 'Why Socialism?' not How Socialism? , so it ends by acknowledging some of the challenges to implementing socialism, but after reading it, it seems all the more obvious that this change would be worth the effort. 1w
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melissajayne
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Pickpick

4.5⭐️ I will admit I‘m a bit of a fan girl of Rachel‘s, even though I have only read two of her books, but I like how she tells a story. A very timely story and like it is said “history may not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Such is the case with this book. The book expands on her podcast Ultra. #2024 #nonfiction #bookstagram #wwii #history #fascism

https://bookshop.org/p/books/untitled-4511-crown/20116042?ean=9780593444511

AmyG I, too, am a bit of a fangirl. Hoping to read this one soon. 2w
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kricheal
Enough | Cassidy Hutchinson
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Very interested in reading her point of view

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tokorowilliamwallace
Mehso-so

Audiobook for January. Not sure what to think, but it was much more on the conspiracy than I wanted, but it was interesting learning about the three secretive nondisclosure global groups of power players and discussions of historical development and international policy. Some quasi-espionage investigative journalism stories included. It was both super detailed with lists of members and big picture, without really providing needed clarity.

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JenniferEgnor
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Democratic Primary 2024, SC: this song came on right after I voted. 🤣

Amiable 🙌🏼 4w
dabbe Perfect! 🤩😂😍 4w
SamAnne I‘ve listened to that on repeat a few times….. 4w
JenniferEgnor @SamAnne I remember when the 2020 election results were final and announced, this song and another one like it were playing all over the nation as we celebrated. 4w
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AmyG
Enough | Cassidy Hutchinson
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A woman of integrity. I wish there were more people like her in this world. Good audiobook.

dabbe So do I. Though you know you're one of them, right? 😍 4w
AmyG Ha, I‘d like to think so. 🤣 @dabbe 4w
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keithmalek
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(Continued)...become a relative concept. This means that the great challenges of our day--climate change, banking crises, the euro crisis, economic crises, offshore fraud, migration, overpopulation--can no longer be dealt with adequately by national governments.