September 05, 2004

Books/ Reading

I just wanted to share some of my favourite books or those that I have recently read and would recommend to everyone. If you want post some books you would recommend in the comments section feel free. I would really like to know what everyone else is reading or likes to read. On Equlilibrium by John Ralston Saul (philosophy) The Rights Revolution by Michael Ignatieff (politics) Public Power by Howard Hampton (politics) No Logo & Fences and Windows by Naomi Klein (politics) Of Mice and Men & The Pearl by John Steinbeck (general interest/ social commentary) Republic by Plato (philosophy) Utopia by Sir Thomas More (philosophy) Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm (history) 1984 & Animal Farm by George Orwell (general interest/ politics) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (general interest/ politics) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (general interest/ politics) On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (philosophy) A Theory of Justice by John Rawls (philosophy) Various books by Terry Brooks (general interest/ fantasy) King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild (history)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Playboy.....lots of good articles.

Quotes from people smarter than me...

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich" ~ JFK

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. " ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. " ~ Benjamin Franklin

"First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms. " ~ Kristin Hunter

"When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans." ~ Jean Chretien

"Which is ideology? Which not? You shall know them by their assertion of truth, their contempt for considered reflection, and their fear of debate." ~ John Ralston Saul

"It is undoubtedly easier to believe in absolutes, follow blindly, mouth received wisdom. But that is self-betrayal." ~ John Ralston Saul

"Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carrying a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is to die of old age before it finds you." ~ Cpt. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly, Episode 12)