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  1. Anarch Record Maintainer - Schedule A

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    Economics:

    Human Action - Ludwig von Mises
    Man, Economy and State with Power and Market - Murray Rothbard
    Capitalism - George Reisman

    Politics:

    Concept of the Political - Carl Schmitt
    The Grand Chessboard - Zbigniew Bzrezinski
    The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order - Samuel Huntington
    Who Are We? Challenges to America's National Identity - Samuel Huntington
    Politics - Aristotle
    Theory of the Partisan - Carl Schmitt
    Selections from the Prison Notebooks - Antonio Gramsci
    The Dispossessed Majority - Wilmot Robertson
    The Devil We Know - Robert Baer
    The Constitution of Liberty - F.A. Hayek

    History:

    Europe: A History - Norman Davies
    Legacy of Ashes: History of the CIA - Tim Weiner
    Human Accomplishment - Charles Murray
    The Mitrokhin Archive (both volumes) - Vasili Mitrokhin
    The Gehlen Memoirs - Reinhard Gehlen
    Infidels: A History of the Conflict between Christendom and Islam - Andrew Wheatcroft

    Philosophy:

    Nichomachean Ethics - Aristotle
    Sources of the Self - Charles Taylor
    After Virtue - Alasdair McIntyre
    The Will to Power - Friedrich Nietzsche
    Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche
    The Ego and Its Own - Max Stirner

    Sci/Fantasy:

    The Dune Trilogy - Frank Herbert
    Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein
    Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Axis of Time trilogy - John Birmingham
    The Disappearance trilogy - John Birmingham

    Other Fiction:

    Arc Light - Eric L. Harry
    Protect and Defend - Eric L. Harry
    The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
    American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
    Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
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  2. Roy Fokker Forum Veteran

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    The Iliad and the Odyssey.
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    Two years before the mast.

    R H Dana.
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    bible
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  5. rust Idiocracy was not meant to be a how-to video

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    Just read Pat Buchanan's Suicide of a Superpower.

    “Religion, race, culture, and tribe are the four horsemen of the coming apocalypse.”

    From my perspective, he's right about the causes that led to the decline of the US, but off-base (mostly, a little too moderate) on some of the solutions. Still a good read.
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    I read The Bible every day. :agree:
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  7. Shauna Dedead Social Drinker

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    i like hubert selby, jr. i have a neat few third and less edition hardcovers here, too.
    i don't have much time and focus for reading right now. -_-
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    What else are you busy with, Shauna?
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    I read it once....looking for loopholes,but i think im pretty much fucked.
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    Repent now and you may stand a chance. :smile:
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    Sorrows of Empire - Chalmers Johnson
    Confessions of an Economic Hitman - John Perkins
    Might is Right - Ragnar Redbeard
    Last days of the Romanovs - Robert Wilton
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    the real culprit is my attention span. it affects everything. i find myself rereading pages or otherwise reading small chunks without really processing what's going on.
    so, because of my attention span, i flit around the house tending to 10 - 20% of everything until the end of the day when it's allll done, finally. <busy
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    Try Concerta or some other focus medication. Yoga may help as well. Deep breathing exercises detox your body and make you less agitated.

    I generally read after everyone has gone to bed or when I am home alone as I block out everything and everyone when I become immersed in a book. The only thing that snaps me out is the plaintive cry of, 'Mum, I'm hungry/sore!'
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    Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.
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    [IMG]

    For new readers.
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    Works that I have recently read or am in the process of reading:

    Gulliver's Travels
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    A Tale of Two Cities
    Genesis (King James translation)
    All of Shakespeare's comedies
    The Communist Manifesto
    Marx's Capital
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
    The Aeneid (Robert Fitzgerald translation)
    The Odyssey (Fitzgerald translation)
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    As far as Roman philosophers go, Seneca is superior.

    Marcus Aurelius is an interesting figure, though, since he's the only true Platonic "philosopher-king" that I can think of.
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    I think that Alfred the Great is comparable, but he's not thought of as a true philosopher- which he was if you consider the fact that he was a disciple of Boethius, whose Consolations of Philosophy he translated and commented on from Latin into Old English.
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    In no particular order/genre:

    John Ringo's series
    A Hymn Before Battle
    Gust Front
    When the Devil Dances
    Hell's Faire

    It's part of an even larger military/SF series, but these four are the "core" books. Ringo's definitely a neocon and it shows in some of his other books that I haven't been able to get through, but these four are some good reading, especially the first two.

    Thomas M. Tomlinson
    The Threadbare Buzzard: A Marine Fighter Pilot in WWII
    Good book about one kid's experience in the big WWII. Very dry sense of humor on this guy...pulls no punches, very short shrift given to rah-rah patriotardism, but it's not some whiny, weepy anti-war thing either. It's worth a read.

    Memorable quotes:
    "The network of broken capillaries in his nose bore ample testimony to his appreciation of the process of fermentation."


    "As the Oracle of Poverty Flats would say: Never get into a pissing match with a skunk."

    B.H. Liddell-Hart's Strategy
    Much superior to Clausewitz and gook-worshipers who think the sun rises and sets out of Sun Tzu's ass.
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  20. il ragno Proud American Deplorable

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    If this were the old days, this thread would be 100 responses deep, and about 89 of them would be Intrepid single-listing his latest delivery from Taschen Books, be it Billboard Art of the Ottoman Empire or Early Antique Modernism: 1910-1919, or a high-class stroke book by some spiky-haired German perv with the text in between the beaver shots printed in four different languages basically to up the page count (and the price). And of course, the rest of us would be too intimidated to murmur "I'm, uh, uh, reading s-some Dean Koontz piece of shit, sir" in a Butterfly McQueen voice. And we'd all turn the page and find unity again, usually by vilifying some minority.

    Well I do have a list of reco's but I'm kinda tired so possibly I'll get around to it tomorrow.

    PS: Looking at Anarch's list brought back memories of Fade attempting to win debates by pulling out selected volumes from those shelves to hit people over the head with.
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