Books of interest

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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 31 Jul 2013, 12:41

The New Quislings
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Postby Gavin » 03 Aug 2013, 16:14

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Re: Books of interest

Postby Andy JS » 06 Aug 2013, 14:51

One of the most interesting non-fiction books I've read for a long time is Tony Parker's 1983 publication "The People of Providence: A Housing Estate and Some of Its Inhabitants". It comprises interviews with people living on a massive housing estate in south London - (I think probably in Camberwell) - in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I think anyone interested in social decay since the 1950s would find this book fascinating.
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 13 Sep 2013, 23:02

Convergence of CatastrophesLeft in Dark Times
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 11 Oct 2013, 01:31

The Victims Revolution by Bruce Bawer
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 13 Oct 2013, 21:09

The Politically Incorrect Guide to IslamThe Politically Incorrect Guide to the British EmpireThe Politically Incorrect Guide to Global WarmingThe Politically Incorrect Guide to CapitalismThe Politically Incorrect Guide to Western CivilizationThe Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle EastThe Politically Incorrect Guide to SocialismThe Politically Incorrect Guide to the SixtiesThe Politically Incorrect Guide to Women Sex and Feminism
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Nathan » 13 Oct 2013, 21:12

Haha, what a choice! A question to the forum: if you could only read three of those books, which three would it be (and in which order)?

Mine would be:

1. Islam and the Crusades
2. The Sixties
3. Women, Sex and Feminism.
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 13 Oct 2013, 21:23

It's a strong dose of probable truth all at once, isn't it? I'm afraid I would like to read all of them equally - it's hard for me to choose. Maybe Islam, The British Empire and Feminism would be my top priority at the moment, given the state of affairs. But then, since those are the subjects with which I am most familiar, maybe I should read the others.
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Elliott » 13 Oct 2013, 22:53

Funnily enough - or maybe not funnily at all - my three choices are exactly the same as Gavin's!
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 15 Oct 2013, 01:59

The Righteous MindThe Believing Brain
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 15 Oct 2013, 04:32

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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 15 Oct 2013, 15:05

Reflections on the Revolution in FranceReflections on the Revolution in EuropeWhy I am Not a MuslimLeaving Islam10000 Year ExplosionThe Vision of the Anointed
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Connor » 18 Oct 2013, 06:42

Nathan wrote:
Haha, what a choice! A question to the forum: if you could only read three of those books, which three would it be (and in which order)?


I've looked through some of the "Politically Incorrect Guide" books before, and they make for entertaining reading.

My favorite in the series is actually one that wasn't mentioned in the post: The Politically Incorrect Guide to English & American Literature. This title is great if you want a quick, pithy historical overview of literature that is utterly stripped free of Cultural Marxism, Postmodernism, and any other kind of leftist Lit-Crit. The most satisfying point made is one that I had been vaguely aware of for some time: most of the great authors in the English language have politically come from a conservative or reactionary perspective.This is true for the key figures of every literary period until at least the middle of the 20th Century, and Elizabeth Kantor's "guide" does an apt job of uncovering that fact.

Of the titles that Gavin listed in his post, the only one that I've read is "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism." While I agreed with virtually every point made in the book, I still couldn't help but feel that socialism was too easy of a target for the series. I mean, I already knew that Communist states were all failures before I picked up the tome! The section in which the author critiques the social democratic models of Scandinavia was interesting though. It's refreshing to hear from someone who doesn't think that the Nordics have constructed an economic Garden of Eden.

Anyway, here would be my three picks:

1. The Sixties - I think I'd really enjoy reading something that pulls apart all of the obnoxious "counter-culture" trends from this decade. It might even explain to us how on Earth Baby-Boomers managed to take over civilization (and, so far, have held on to the reins of power).

2. Women, Sex and Feminism - This one sounds like it would be the most politically incorrect of them all.

3. Western Civilization - Sounds like a tall order for the series, doesn't it? I'm willing to read any kind of apologetic for the West that someone dares to publish though.
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 16 Nov 2013, 15:48

The Catcher in the RyeThe OutsiderThe Trial
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Re: Books of interest

Postby Gavin » 17 Nov 2013, 13:08

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

I am currently halfway through listening to this as an audiobook (great way to manage to do two things at the same time and get more "reading" done). It is a very detailed account of both the build-up to and the conduct of the war. Very interesting and informative, though it is of course written from the perspective of the victors - as Churchill himself noted is always the case.
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