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I was wondering if anyone could recomend a couple of polisci books for some good reading? I don't care if they are to the right, left or center. I've read all my books and am getting restless for some good thought provoking reading. I've read a few books from Chomsky and Moore's latest book. I know pretty left reading hehehehe.

 

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Hmm... well, there's American Dynasty about how Bush's family financed the Nazis and had assets seized by the US government for collaboration with the enemy.

 

Then there's Worse then Watergate, where John Dean (who should know) compares the current brain-death in the presidency to the former cancer on the presidency.

 

Of course there's The Price of Loyalty and Against All Enemies, where former deputy secretary or higher Bush Administration officials outline the lies and failings of the administration in critical areas.

 

Finally, for lighter reading there's still Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them, which is a great book combining humor (far more effectively then Moore's book) with a lot of great info, Franken was talking about Richard Clarke a year ago!

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>Hmm... well, there's American Dynasty about how Bush's family

>financed the Nazis and had assets seized by the US

>government for collaboration with the enemy.

>

>Worse then Watergate

>The Price of Loyalty and Against All

>Enemies

>Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them

 

Do you ever read anything other than that which echoes and re-inforces your views?

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The Road to Serfdom, by F.A. Hayek, an Austrian economist and political scientist, is widely considered by political scientists to be one of the most influential political books of the 20th Century.

 

Josh Marshall, a very smart liberal who has an influential and highly recommended blog (http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com) and is also a writer for Washington Monthly, called David Frum's first book, Dead Right, one of the two best political books he ever read. I wouldn't go that far, but I would recommend it highly if you want to see things from a different perspective than that offered by the 4 or 5 books you said you just read.

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>Do you? Have you read any of the ones I posted or even

>listened to what Richard Clarke has to say, outside of a Faux

>News 'bite', for yourself?

 

I read Richard Clarke's entire book and read some of the transcripts of his testimony before the 9/11 commission. I also read Paul O'Neill's book. I don't have a television, so I don't watch Fox News. The only times I've seen it are in hotel rooms when I'm travelling.

 

I go out of my way to expose myself to every viewpoint I can, and make particular efforts to expose myself to those views with which I disagree. Every morning, I read the following liberal blogs: Talkingpointsmemo.com, Washingtonmonthly.com (formerly Calpundit.com), Atrios' blog (blogspot.atrios.com), DailyKos.com, and Altercation on MSNBC (Eric Alterman's blog). All of them are pure liberals and, on a daily basis, link to numerous other articles and viewpoints different than mine, which I read. As you know, I also read The Nation (which is where that article disproving your PBA claim came from), and have started reading the new blog (this month, it debuted) of Noam Chomsky, whose books, interviews and articles I have read.

 

The reason I like (often) discussing issues here is precisely becasue there are people here whose views are different than mine. I only embrace an opinion once I know all of the attacks against it and am persuaded that they are meritless. I would have little interest in simply expressing views so that others around me who already agree with them can echo them and tell me how right I am. That adds no value.

 

I seriously pity people who continuously read things by those who agree with them and speak about political issues only to those who agree with their political views. Conservative talk radio is an echo chamber, which is why I don't listen to it, and this Borad has the same feel when the liberals here start chattering with each other.

 

I can't imagine anything more limiting and suffocating and stagnating than confining yourself to things which just re-inforce, rather than challenge, what you already think. That's why I felt so sorry for you when I saw your recommended reading list.

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Hello Greg,

 

"Guerrilla Warfare", by Che Guevara, is an interesting read if you really want to break out of your politically "boxed" viewed world. It opened my eyes for sure.

 

And while we are on the subject of one of the most profound men in history, pick up "Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life" by Jon Lee Anderson. A VERY good read.

 

In 2005 a movie about his life is set to debut. I hope the movie doesn't distort the true history around this man. I am also not thrilled they have set Benicio Del Toro to play Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

 

VDN

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Doug's always much more interesting when he gets his head out of Ann Coulter's ass.

 

He does have a point, though. I have read Sean Hannity's books, and even Ann the Man's book Slander, because I want to know what the other side is thinking. I also have Al Franken's Lying Liars and Bill O"reilly's Who's Looking Out For you.

 

Ann's is worth reading because of it's unintentional hilarity and it's total disconnect from reality. Franken's book is good, but not as funny as Ann's.

 

Hannity and O'Reily also make some good points, but hannity is often times too partisan and O'Reilly is just too full of himself.

 

I also listen to The O'Reilly Factor and the Sean Hannity show on a regular basis, and occasionally catch Rx[/font size]ush as well.

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Thanks guys for the great choices you have given me. Now my only problem is which one to read first? Hmmmm. The other night I was going through some of our books here at home and found a book that the other half has called The Tao of Pooh. Which I started reading yesterday. I know it sounds kind of silly but I figured a little light spritual reading never really hurt anyone and I think that folks could learn a thing or dozen from the eastern religous teachings. I also have to agree with Doug one really should read books, articles and blogs which are out of the box of ones normal thinking so that one can possibly understand where the other side is coming from or even to understand an issue a little more fully. OMG that is the second time I believe I have agreed with Doug! LOL. Well I am off to wash some clothes and read my little book. Again thanks for the suggestions guys and I will start reading them after I am done with The Tao of Pooh.

 

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Greg

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