September 08, 2006

Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam,
Gilles Kepel, Anthony Roberts (Translator)
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A history of militant fundamentalism in Islam: We hear more about Muslim extremists than ever before, but Kepel argues that the terrorism seen today throughout the world results from the failure of Islamic fundamentalism and not its success. Beginning...

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Through Our Enemies' Eyes: Osama Bin Laden, Radical Islam and the Future of America,
Anonymous
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Posted at 06:17 PM

An unflattering perspective: Here "a senior U.S. civil servant with two decades of experience in the U.S. intelligence community's work on Afghanistan and South Asia" argues that the U.S. was unprepared for September 11 because "our own naiveté and insularity...

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The War on Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked, September 11, 2001,
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
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The news behind the events; the news mainstream media isn't reporting: The most complete book I know of, summarizing the relevant background and foreground intersecting upon the events of September 11... -- Barry Zwicker, Vision TV Insight...

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December 30, 2005

Silent Night, Holy Night: The Story of the Christmas Truce,
Stephen Wunderli
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Posted at 03:46 AM

The third of three books written about the Christmas Day Truce of WWI. For the full story see this entry....

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Christmas Truce: The Western Front December 1914,
Malcolm Brown, Shirley Seaton
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Posted at 03:43 AM

The second of three books about World War I's Christmas Day Truce. For the full story see this entry....

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Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce,
Stanley Weintraub
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Posted at 03:36 AM

One of three books about the impromptu WWI Christmas Day Truce. Here's the story: GLW: The soldiers' Xmas truce http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2002/480/480p21.htm BY PHIL SHANNON It was the war that was supposed ``to be over by Christmas''. It very nearly was. A...

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December 21, 2005

The Manipulated Mind: Brainwashing, Conditioning and Indoctrination,
Denise Winn
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Posted at 09:20 AM

One of my site visitors bought this book today. Looks interesting. It's a bit of a perk for being an Amazon.com affiliate: monitoring my site's Amazon sales and clicks stats is constantly expanding my reading list....

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September 26, 2005

The U.S. Constitution for Everyone,
Jerome B. Agel, Mort Gerberg
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Posted at 06:36 AM

RTFM is an acronym used often in the computing industry' Read the Fucking Manual. Typically, it's an epithet thrown at colleagues asking simple questions regarding easily available information they should already know. There's a certain amount of exasperation implicit in...

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August 28, 2005

The War Prayer,
Mark Twain
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Posted at 09:43 AM

The disconnect between vocal support for the Iraq War and actual support (eg: willing to enlist in the army) seems to be a reflection the illogical dichotomy that is of the result of political ideology vs plain self-interest. That's too...

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August 05, 2005

Fugitive Writings,
Peter Kropotkin
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Posted at 04:30 PM

These essays, which either have not been previously published or have been out of print, embrace Kropotkin's philosophy at a time when he first gave it expression. This collection contains selected essays by Peter Kropotkin who was, unquestionably, the most...

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July 22, 2005

Squandered Victory : The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq (Hardcover),
Larry Diamond
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Posted at 03:51 PM

I must say, the title and subject of this book caught my attention. Then a reviewer on amazon.com reminded me of the pitfalls of expert pundits. The review: This shallow book is the evidence why America lost a chance, June...

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April 05, 2005

Gilead,
MARILYNNE ROBINSON
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Posted at 05:15 AM

Gilead By Marilynne Robinson Published: November 28, 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Fiction, 2005 It seems an odd choice for a Pulitzer, at least on the surface a mundane-seeming clergyman's story. Last year's winner, Edward P. Jones' The Known World...

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February 11, 2005

The World According to Bush
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Posted at 06:56 AM

I missed this one when it premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival last year. I'm looking forward to catching the DVD. The World According to Bush covers much of the territory of Fahrenheit 9/11, but is a more sober,...

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February 06, 2005

Unprecedented - The 2000 Presidential Election - 2004 Campaign Edition (2002)
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Posted at 08:25 AM

This is part I in producer Robert Greenwald's Un- Trilogy which also includes Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War and Unconstitutional - The War On Our Civil Liberties (2004). In the course of 47 provocative minutes, Unprecedented leaves...

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Unconstitutional - The War On Our Civil Liberties
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Posted at 08:21 AM

Part III in Producer Robert Greenwald's Un-Trilogy. Part I is Unprecedented - The 2000 Presidential Election - 2004 Campaign Edition (2002) and Part II Unconstitutional - The War On Our Civil Liberties (2004) Completing a trilogy that should be required...

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