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Old 01-22-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Looking for Controversial or Political books...post whatever you think fits
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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A Peoples' History of the United States by Howard Zinn

Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky

Anything by Anne Coulter!!

Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

Lies My Teacher Told Me (sorry, forgot the author)

Das Kapital, or The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

Why Everyone has their heads UP their Asses Except Me, by Bill Mahrer
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:49 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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Liberty & Tyranny by Mark Levin! It so clearly explains the differences between people on the far left and far right.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Newark, NJ
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Lies My Teacher Told Me (sorry, forgot the author)

This is an excellent book, a must read!
The author is James Loewen.

Lies Across America by James W. Loewen
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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TTYL by Lauren Myracle, not political but very controversial. It's bad though, so don't read it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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If you decide to read A People's History, I'm gong to suggest A Patriot's History (of the United States) as a counter-point. I'll offer no other comment save to say that the two books, taken together. should serve to illustrate the opposing points of view, and both deserve a hearing.

Likewise, Milton Friedman's Free to Choose offers a counter-point to Das Kapital.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: London
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'The Shock Doctrine' by Naomi Klein is one of the best political books of the last decade. Whether you agree with her depiction of unfettered capitalism as an economic ideology comparable to the kind of shock therapy used (or once used) in the medical profession or not her arguments are very compelling and the fallout from this book stirred ferocious political debate on both sides of the political divide. As you would expect:- The Shock Doctrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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If you decide to read A People's History, I'm gong to suggest A Patriot's History (of the United States) as a counter-point. I'll offer no other comment save to say that the two books, taken together. should serve to illustrate the opposing points of view, and both deserve a hearing.
Thanks! I was going to say the same thing. Too many people read Zinn and take his word as fact, and not just history seen through his particular lense.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Thanks! I was going to say the same thing. Too many people read Zinn and take his word as fact, and not just history seen through his particular lense.
I am not a Zinn fan but it does say at the very end of his book that he picked and chose the parts of history he wanted to address. Unfortunately, I think it should state that in the front of the book.
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