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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project #3: Great Political Theorists of the Western World:

    American State Papers/Federalist Papers
    St. Thomas Aquinas, Treatise on Law
    Aristotle, Politics and The Athenian Constitution
    Francis Bacon, Novum Organum and The New Atlantis
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Philosophy of Right
    Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
    John Locke, Concerning Civil Government
    Nicolo Machiavelli, The Prince
    Karl Marx, Capital and Manifesto of the Communist Party
    John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, Representative Government, and Utilitarianism
    Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws
    Plato, The Republic, Statesman, The Laws, and The Seventh Letter
    Jean Jacques Rousseau, On the Origin of Inequality, On Political Economy, and The Social Contract
    Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
    Read John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism.
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    In relation to my thread about magazines, I bought a copy of Time (for the outrageous price of $6 for one issue- holy...) and read it from cover to cover. Unfortunately wasn't too impressed. Maybe it was just 1 issue and it is typically more interesting?

    I also bought a $6 copy of Discover (Seriously, the newsstand prices are out of control in comparison to the subscription prices for just about any mag. I figures subscriptions would come at a nice discount, but I never knew it was this bad.), which I haven't started reading yet.

    I halted reading a couple of books to check these mags out. I might just give an update when I'm back into the books.
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    Seven books that are incredibly difficult to read. I have read only two (Atlas Shrugged, War and Peace) and I think that the comment about Thomas Pynchon was correct. I think Gravity's Rainbow was more difficult than both.

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    Atlas Shrugged was rather long, and on the advice of others I skipped John Galt's speech since I already grokked Ayn Rand's overall point from the rest of the book. Anyway, I think that We The Living is her best book, but it seems to be the one people mention the least often.
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    I watched "Everest " over the weekend and am now rereading Krakauer's "Into Thin Air".
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    Newest $1 find: Trump University - Entrepreneurship 101. Michael E. Gordon PhD, foreword by Donald J. Trump.

    Well worth $1. Goes nicely with my PDF freebie from Trump University of some years ago. Gordon's a good writer and he's "walked the walk" - several successful businesses and has taught as an adjunct at Harvard (Extension), Babson College and other schools.

    So where did Dr. Gordon earn his PhD? MIT - I checked. Doesn't get much (if any) better than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac Craniac View Post
    In relation to my thread about magazines, I bought a copy of Time (for the outrageous price of $6 for one issue- holy...) and read it from cover to cover. Unfortunately wasn't too impressed. Maybe it was just 1 issue and it is typically more interesting?

    I also bought a $6 copy of Discover (Seriously, the newsstand prices are out of control in comparison to the subscription prices for just about any mag. I figures subscriptions would come at a nice discount, but I never knew it was this bad.), which I haven't started reading yet.

    I halted reading a couple of books to check these mags out. I might just give an update when I'm back into the books.
    Glad it's not just me. I haven't bought a magazine off the newsstand since probably 1990.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    Atlas Shrugged was rather long, and on the advice of others I skipped John Galt's speech since I already grokked Ayn Rand's overall point from the rest of the book. Anyway, I think that We The Living is her best book, but it seems to be the one people mention the least often.
    Ughhh I feel more and more like I need to read her book. I tried to watch the movie once....I think I fell asleep. I'm not sure why, it looks like something I'd enjoy. Did you find her writing style readable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    Glad it's not just me. I haven't bought a magazine off the newsstand since probably 1990.
    Neither have I - for myself. Same reason. In the last few years, I've bought one magazine a year, for my eldest (16) grandson - I slip it into his Christmas Stocking. Usually something to do with computer game-design or making 3D graphics. Usual cost here in Canada - $20 - $25.

    (I buy no magazines for myself - but I buy about 200 books a year. Almost all at zilch prices - average $1.)

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    Re: Magazines - for the last time, I promise. The info etc. I used to get from magazines - I can get free from the Internet. So I do. And so does nearly everyone else, these days. Especially DIY stuff. As specialized as you want. For instance, yesterday I Googled "how to remove grilles from Aiwa speakers" - and up came plenty of Aiwa-specific articles, plus a video or two - and valuable add-on comments from readers.

    The Library has oodles of magazines - but I could look through them all afternoon and not find what I want to know. So I don't, any more. Talk about a "dead issue"...

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    Hannah Arendt was one of those women who, unfairly, initially became known more by her association with a great man. A little like Simone de Beauvoir in that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookderosa View Post
    Ughhh I feel more and more like I need to read her book. I tried to watch the movie once....I think I fell asleep. I'm not sure why, it looks like something I'd enjoy. Did you find her writing style readable?
    Well, Ayn Rand was a Russian novelist, so perhaps density comes with the territory. That's one of the reasons I recommend We The Living over her better known works. And if you're really pressed for time, you can more or less get her point by reading Anthem, a novella that weighs in at just 90-odd pages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Heiks View Post
    Reading Project #3: Great Political Theorists of the Western World:

    American State Papers/Federalist Papers
    St. Thomas Aquinas, Treatise on Law
    Aristotle, Politics and The Athenian Constitution
    Francis Bacon, Novum Organum and The New Atlantis
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Philosophy of Right
    Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
    John Locke, Concerning Civil Government
    Nicolo Machiavelli, The Prince
    Karl Marx, Capital and Manifesto of the Communist Party
    John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, Representative Government, and Utilitarianism
    Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws
    Plato, The Republic, Statesman, The Laws, and The Seventh Letter
    Jean Jacques Rousseau, On the Origin of Inequality, On Political Economy, and The Social Contract
    Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
    Read Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's Philosophy of Right.
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    I am currently rereading "The Travels of Lao Can" by Liu E

    Each chapter usually concludes with something like "If you want to know what happened next, you must read the next chapter".

    After that, I think I will go back and reread "The Plague Dogs". The last time I read it was when I was ten or eleven years old.

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