632Re: Books That Have Changed My Life
- Mar 13, 2005
> Wow, you guys read?Sadly enough, I agree.
> Damn I'm funny.
> Anyway, nice piece, Ram. I didn't know you were from Hong Kong.Thanks Tony. Actually it's been just about 5 years. I didn't come
> Welcome to America, 8 years late.
until the Gore machine destroyed Bill Bradley and the Bush machine
destroyed John McCain.
> Ram made a good point about the doublethink. It's scary.Jon Stewart once jokingly suggested that it's the "political Bible"
of the Bush adminstration. I'm not surprised.
> Did anyone else read Orwell's short story about shooting anI did the same thing that Greg did. Will read it later.
> elephant? He once lived in India. I don't know if it had any big
> symbolic value, it's just an interesting story.
> Now that I'm thinking about books, the perverse little society inWhen I get pessimistic about what the world of the next generation
> Lord Of The Flies always seemed very plausible to me. People are
> capable of some sick sh**.
will look like, I always think about the 48-9% minority who rejected
Bush last year. There is always some hope.
> And what's with Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn and all the 'postr'phes's?I was just saying that Tom Sawyer and Robin Hood deserve at least an
honorable mention. Done. Huck Finn caused some controversy lately,
by the way.
> Paine would read like the constitution, so I want to see if theyBoth Reason and Liars are very easy to read. Sure Reason isn't a
> have "Thomas Paine For Dummies." If they do, I'll give it to
laugh-out-loud type, but it's definitely one of the most thought-
provoking masterpieces ever written in human history.
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