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Forum: Book Corner 02 December 2018, 02:16 AM
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Ah. I was wondering where that bit about "They...

Ah. I was wondering where that bit about "They might be Friedmanites" came from in the thread about the Sentinelese.
Forum: Book Corner 02 September 2018, 08:21 PM
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I started reading a biography of Ibn Khaldun. And...

I started reading a biography of Ibn Khaldun. And then I put it down and now I have no idea where it is. My place isn't that big, but I've reached the point where I'm looking in kitchen cabinets for...
Forum: Book Corner 03 June 2016, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Steve
Yeah, I liked this one, though including Jonah...

Yeah, I liked this one, though including Jonah Lehrer wasn't the best move. I get that we live in an age where a woman makes a tasteless joke on Twitter and gets lots of rape threats over it. Which...
Forum: Book Corner 11 May 2015, 11:09 PM
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Posted By Steve
I was going to say it was because of the Berlin...

I was going to say it was because of the Berlin bombing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_Berlin_discotheque_bombing) which for some reason I thought took place in the early 80s. But that was 1986...
Forum: Book Corner 15 November 2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By Steve
I might have to try this, then. I read Tractatus...

I might have to try this, then. I read Tractatus once and now I notice that the only passages I remember are the parts that get quoted a lot in other stuff I read. And my only understanding of the...
Forum: Book Corner 19 June 2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Steve
And if you read the chapter-length notes on the...

And if you read the chapter-length notes on the CD-ROM that come with it, it's more like 3,000 pages. So in case you've ever wanted to read a 50 page biography of the prostitute played by Kevin...
Forum: Book Corner 12 February 2014, 12:35 AM
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Posted By Steve
I'm reading Fathers and Sons by Turgenev. Maybe...

I'm reading Fathers and Sons by Turgenev. Maybe I'll change my mind by the end, but now I'm baffled that this book is remembered a century and a half after it was written. It's pretty bad so far. ...
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