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    Last night I started reading "Cyber Racism" by Jessie Daniels. It's pretty interesting so far. She discusses individuals who used digital media for racist reasons and also did a fairly in-depth study of Stormfront. Haven't gotten to the Stormfront portion yet, but she makes some interesting points thus far.

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    Check out http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...their-own-land

    Fascinating read on a number of levels. Also reading fiction, Denis Johnson's fiction. Johnson and Cormac McCarthy are favorites today. Challenge your self read Blood Meridian sometime.

    And these too:

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...illary-clinton
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27833494-dark-money
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33917107-on-tyranny
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...f-donald-trump
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    Hillbilly Elegy. For those of you that live in the elite and pretty parts of the country, it might help you understand.

    Good but torturous read. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0166ISAS8...ng=UTF8&btkr=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    Hillbilly Elegy. For those of you that live in the elite and pretty parts of the country, it might help you understand.
    Good but torturous read.
    I agree it gives a pretty accurate portrayal of his world but most elites, using your word, want life for these people to be better than it is. The book I mentioned above by Arlie Hochschild is much better as it covered the whys of these places and the whys of their ideas.

    I missed another tough read for those who want to challenge their thinking, see 'The Charles Bowden Reader'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midcan5 View Post
    Fascinating read on a number of levels. Also reading fiction, Denis Johnson's fiction. Johnson and Cormac McCarthy are favorites today. Challenge your self read Blood Meridian sometime.
    I haven't gotten around to 'Blood Meridian' yet, but McCarthy's 'All the Pretty Horses' is my all-time favorite novel. 'The Crossing' was good, too, though it contained some disturbing scenes that I've never quite been able to shake. The third book in the Border Trilogy, 'Cities of the Plain', wherein he brings together the protagonists of the two earlier volumes, I have been putting off reading till I have the time to re-read the two earlier books and then go immediately into the third.
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    The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

    All I can say is wow! It is the true story of the 1936, 8 oar, Washington State/Berlin Olympics crew team. The imagery the author created of the depression/dust bowl and what it truly takes to be a winning crew team was astounding. As an added bonus they stuck it to the Nazis (Same year as Jesse Owens, adding more salt to the wound).

    (Of course the fact that my nephew was just (two weeks ago) competing to join the U.S. Junior National crew team could have made me biased, but I refuse to admit it LOL).

    Now onto something more my style (not non-fiction)

    Foreign Agent by Brad Thor
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