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Old 08-15-2004, 12:35 AM
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More of a well-rounded list, in no particular order:

Starship Troopers - Robert K. Heinlein
Infantry Attacks - Erwin Rommel
1984 - George Orwell
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
On War - Clausewitz
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
A Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
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Old 08-16-2004, 12:59 PM
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Um... Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury
I meant "Slaughterhouse Five".
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Old 08-17-2004, 05:19 PM
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Anything by Mike Royko. Boss, his biography of Mayor Richard J. Daley, is an excellent read, especially if you want an account of how old-school Machine politics work. There are also several collections of his columns in print.
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Old 08-30-2004, 03:05 PM
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Old 09-09-2004, 02:45 PM
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Noam Chomsky. I think that Hannity calling him an idiot adds to Chomsky's credibility.
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Old 09-09-2004, 05:35 PM
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Noam Chomsky. I think that Hannity calling him an idiot adds to Chomsky's credibility.
Chomsky is an absolute idiot.

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Old 09-09-2004, 07:32 PM
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Chomsky is an absolute idiot.

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Before you call him that, you might want to read up on some of his contributions. He's done some important work in linguistics, even if you don't agree with his political views.
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Old 09-10-2004, 04:01 PM
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Before you call him that, you might want to read up on some of his contributions. He's done some important work in linguistics, even if you don't agree with his political views.
Actually I have read his work and not just what he's contributed. Linguistics and politics are different.

Given that this is a News and Politics forum and that you brought up Hannity, you would think you were talking about his material on politics, wouldn't ya?

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Old 09-22-2004, 04:20 PM
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Okay time to add to the list:

Romeo Dalaire - Shaking Hands with the Devil

Great book about the UN General in Rawanda that tried to warn the world about the impending massacre, and then how he dealt with what happened... He is an excellent speaker to see also; a interesting analysis of the role of military force in international stablization missions, and the ethical and moral implications of these missions.

I would also recommend the documentary that should be released this year under the same name... viewed it at the film festival, and it was very thought provoking.
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Old 09-22-2004, 04:51 PM
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Old 09-24-2004, 10:02 AM
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You might also consider:

-Antoine de Ste. Exupery
-Ignatius Loyola
-Thomas Aquinas
-Sir Winston Churchill
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Old 09-28-2004, 01:55 AM
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You might also consider:

-Antoine de Ste. Exupery
-Ignatius Loyola
-Thomas Aquinas
-Sir Winston Churchill
As far as St. Exupery, I really liked The Little Prince. I've admittedly never read any of Loyola's writing, although the Jesuits have a very interesting history. They've always been a well-educated, but their ideology has gradually shifted from the right to the left. Some Jesuits have been killed in Central America for opposing the dictators' regimes.
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Old 09-28-2004, 11:23 AM
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Of course, "Le Petit Prince" is a marvelous child's story told on multiple levels for early reading and then for later consideration viewed through adult eyes, but, his other writings culminating in "Citadelle" (published in English as "The Wisdom of the Sands") really speak to me. Have you read "Vol de Nuit", Vol a Arras, and any of his other works?

Since you mentioned Loyola, I might add Thomas More to my list. He was my inspiration for going to Law School. To that I must add John Masters, whose writings led me to a commission in the Army. I recommend the oddly titled "Bugles and a Tiger" which was his first work (of many) and tells the story of an English schoolboy growing to become an officer of the Gurkha Rifles in the days just before WW II.
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Old 09-28-2004, 11:30 AM
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Since you mentioned Loyola, I might add Thomas More to my list. He was my inspiration for going to Law School. To that I must add John Masters, whose writings led me to a commission in the Army. I recommend the oddly titled "Bugles and a Tiger" which was his first work (of many) and tells the story of an English schoolboy growing to become an officer of the Gurkha Rifles in the days just before WW II.
dekeguy, did your law school have a Thomas More Society? A lot of the schools I'm looking at do and I'm just curious if you were involved in it.
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Old 09-28-2004, 11:57 AM
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Re: St Thomas More Law Society
I believe there was one years ago, but it is currently dormant and I suspect that the work load level makes it unlikely that another extra-curricular organization will get going anytime soon. Despite that, I find the writings of St. Thomas More, Kt. very engaging and his life inspirational. I looked up some of his judicial decisions in equity when he was Lord Chancellor of England and found them to be facinating. He was a firm believer that the Lord Chancellor should serve as the conscience of the King and find equitable remedies to disputes where the Common Law of England failed to provide resolution. I am also most impressed by the way he faced death. Under the concept of "the last thing one does on earth is die, do it well" I would say that he did it very well indeed.
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