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Americaג€™s most distinguished commentator on foreign policy, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, offers a reasoned but unsparing assessment of the last three presidential administrationsג€™ foreign policy. Though spanning less than two decades, these administrations cover a vitally important turning point in world history: the period in which the United States, having emerged from the Cold War with unprecedented power and prestige, managed to squander both in a remarkably short time. This is a tale of decline: from the competent but conventional thinking of the first Bush administration, to the well-intentioned self-indulgence of the Clinton administration, to the mortgaging of Americaג€™s future by the ג€œsuicidal statecraftג€ of the second Bush administration. Brzezinski concludes with a chapter on how America can regain its lost prestige. This scholarly yet highly opinionated book is sure to be both controversial and influential.

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seikos gangster lies in the systematic disregard for anyone whos not fortunate

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reading this right now for environmental ethics class
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its readable for non-philosophers too which is the reason why i put it up here. a compelling argument.


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Richard Wright - Native Son...

great book..i highly recommend it.


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Finished last week. Mandatory reading.

Started- Revolution: A Manifesto


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gives a pretty dope perspective


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that looks cool


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I would liek to become study western thought.

I Want to study Jung and Freud. and their influences and rpedecessors

I would like to know how Greek Roman Arab Egyptian Celt Moor Norse Hun Visigoth PHonecian Aryan Persian Sumerian and semite

history ideas philosophy myths legends stories sciences combine to influence european and world development

I need to know my european history austro hungarian, turk, germanic, french, briton, scandinavian armenian spanish, portuguese, romanian etc etc

then onward to american history in a simialr fashion not leaving out the native african east indian and so called mongoloid contributions


this is what i consider necessary to expand my knowledge of self


so please give me ideas on history and philosophy books, anthropology, books on western mind, drives ideals and politics

that would help feed my desire

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couple of the more recent ones

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^really dope book... great insight into the region...

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the latest promo run got me... really don't see how you could read this book and call the dude a anti-semite..

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per the books thread in Curb, get all the Robert Caro books on LBJ.


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nice chump change!

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ric wrote:
seikos gangster lies in the systematic disregard for anyone whos not fortunate

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there's nothing gangster about Flossberg, he's opportunistic and weak.


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^what is the scope of that one?

i just finished reading the manifesto...(before the russian revolution book)


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All the Pretty Horses (again) - Cormac McCarthy


Really?

I liked the Border Trilogy a lot, but I can't imagine ever reading it again.


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Seiko Flossberg wrote:
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All the Pretty Horses (again) - Cormac McCarthy


Really?

I liked the Border Trilogy a lot, but I can't imagine ever reading it again.


Yeah, a friend of mine thinks McCarthy is the best living author and it's the only book of his I own at the moment so I'm rereading it just to see how I feel a/b him now, five or so years later. My Dad also mentioned that he can't read McCarthy b/c his writing reminds him of a geography survey w/ its emphasis on landscape so I'm going in w/ a fresh perspective.


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couldn't put it down


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It is :lastweek: like a mofo but an extremely good book.

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Jim Hightower cracks me up while being informative.
Hearing about Mr. Zinn reminded me of how good this book is.

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Robert Moses made New York what it is today. Great book but a very very long read.


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please expand on the Power Broker please. who was that dude? how did he shape NY?


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enjoying the shit out of these two right now, the bible book is great shitter material, the fukuyama one just makes me wish he would write another because its 8 years old and the way science grows, but his ideas of consequences are fucking great. Plus it has creepy clone babies on the cover.


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Really good bio bout the gawd...


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