So, What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Ted Heiks, Jul 27, 2013.

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  1. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    For those who want the gist without the time investment, she basically had the same message in Anthem, which was just 90 pages.

    That said, We the Living is the only one of her books I think I really enjoyed.
     
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  2. Remington Steele

    Remington Steele New Member

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    Hi Steve,
    Well, I didn't get all the way through it because it contains basically the same tired arguments we've heard before: The Church needs to redefine itself and reclaim traditional values in order to be relevant on the one hand, and keep basic tradition modifying it to fit the needs of contemporary culture in order to be relevant. There is nothing new here.
     
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  3. Remington Steele

    Remington Steele New Member

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  4. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Thirty Years' War- Bonney and French Religious Wars- Knecht
     
  5. Remington Steele

    Remington Steele New Member

    Now reading Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison. I have always been fascinated by her and have read this is the definitive book on her.
     
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  6. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Just finished The War Within: Iraq (2006-2008) by Bob Woodward. This was voluminous. An enjoyable look into the later stages of the Iraq War.

    It portrayed Bush as deeply involved and pushed back on the idea that Cheney was a shadow President.

    General Casey comes off as inflexible and incapable of fighting a non-traditional war, Petraeus as a hero (this was before his scandals came to light.)

    I came away with a deeper understanding of the sectarian divide and the failed attempts to define what their role was in Iraq and to apply the counterinsurgency principles they already knew early on were key to winning.

    I don't think I'll ever get the oportunity to serve unless we end up in a "total war" situation where the US changes their medical standards significantly, but I have a deep respect for those who are able and willing.
     
  7. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Philosophers of the Enlightenment-Peter Gilmour, next Russia in the Age of Peter the Great-Lindsey Hughes
     

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