Thank you, everyone, for the book recommendations. I purchased the Kindle edition of every one!

I'll be updating you on my thoughts over the next few weeks!

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In addition to those already mentioned and recommended in this thread, the list now includes:

The Unabomber Manifesto and Other Essays (Theodore Kaczynski)

A Planet for the President (Alistair Beaton)

Keep 'em coming!

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@codewiz ah, well my avatar is misleading -- just a color pattern and not a flag.

So far the list includes:

The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence (Carl Sagan)

We (Yevgeny Zamyatin)

Anatomy of the State (Murray N. Rothbard)

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space (Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan)

Cosmos (Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan)

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (Hunter S. Thompson)

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Bill Bryson)

Any others? I'm loading my kindle up!

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Looking for book recommendations! Wide open, just tell me why you recommend it.

All levers of state power exist to serve Trump's personal goals, the business of the country be damned.

Easily the most nakedly corrupt President in living memory.

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This, but Trump supporters claiming the polls are all fake.

I think it's because they've made such an emotional commitment to a narrative. The potential costs of their unwinding that are simply unbearable.

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LOL oh man, the coronavirus-deniers are so sensitive!

After a short debate about masking efficacy, I'm blocked.

You can't fix stupid.


Well, I was referring to your full-throated embrace of ignorance. But, sure, make it about me.


To be clear, you're saying there's literally no data or new information that could change your mind?

Hmm, I'm not sure how to fix that.


The consensus of the scientific and medical community seems to clearly be that masks are effective in slowing the spread. This is not based on opinion, but on data. I've already cited one reference, but I'm happy to cite more if needed.

If you have evidence to the contrary, I'm happy to consider it.

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