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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    I've destroyed every bible I've ever owned. I'd like to get an antique bible that I can just put on display.
    My KJV is beat up and annotated. I've had it since the 1970s.

    The LSV takes a beating. Paperback only $23 at Amazon.

    I just bought The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries Genesis to see if they're any good.
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    Uneducated by Christopher Zara interesting life from a HS drop out.

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    Alain de Benoist, View from the Right, Volume I: Heritage and Foundations. A statement of what is foundationally true and what is not in the French Nouvelle Droite. The section on Ethology was the most informative. The parts about anti-psychiatry were also good.
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    Carrie Gress. The End of Woman: How Smashing the Patriarchy Has Destroyed Us. Her history of first- and second-wave feminism and its roots is very informative--I've reported some of that in Percival’s Sister and Predatory Feminism. But after that the book seems to fall apart, scattering to the winds, and end up a diatribe against feminism. Not recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    That's fair enough, OG. Something to keep in mind when someone blames the Democratic Party of 2023 for what Democrats in the Deep South did many years ago, in terms of slavery, Jim Crow, etc. If someone wants to characterize overgenerous welfare programs and other such policies as "enslaving" the Black population - though I doubt many Black citizens would so characterize them - that's at least an argument rooted in what's happening today, rather than 100 or 150 years ago.

    EDIT: I just realized what sub-forum this discussion was going on in. My bad. As the one who originated this thread, I never intended it to be a place for arguing - just for discussing books we're reading, with only the occasional diversion into politics. I'd delete this post if I was sure no one had read it yet. As it is, please carry on with the book discussions. Again, I apologize for prolonging the derailment.
    Not a problem. I admit your post made me wonder if I had maybe done the same thing or was about to

    You're a good man SW. Now, if we can just work with you on your questionable political ideology
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    Not a problem. I admit your post made me wonder if I had maybe done the same thing or was about to

    You're a good man SW. Now, if we can just work with you on your questionable political ideology
    Do you mean the political ideology ascribed to me by certain other forum members, or my actual political ideology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Do you mean the political ideology ascribed to me by certain other forum members, or my actual political ideology?
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    Beijing Rules


    https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...ew-world-order


    Not much new that hasn't already been covered for many years, just re-affirms how big business loves Red China and would sell their children to some Cadre pervert if they could make a buck off it, and continue to sell out the U.S. and its allies whenever the Cadre says 'boo', as well as Hollywood's craven cowardice. More on the 'Sister Cities' scam as well.

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    $$$$ rules in our convoluted society........at all costs (no pun intended)

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    I was rooting through my boxes of books, thinning them out to donate a pile to the library's annual sale inventory, and ran across my copy of Richard Spence's excellent Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly, which in turn reminded of me of the just as excellent PBS series Reilly, Ace of Spies. I'm re-reading the book, now, but the TV series is behind a pay wall now, apparently. I may decide to buy it, or convince the 'Friends of the Library ' to buy it for their shelves. None of them look old enough to to have even seen or heard of it, so it may take some doing, but it is far better than the stuff they've been buying. Reilly was the inspiration for the James Bond character, allegedly.



    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085077/?ref_=tt_urv


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    Sidney Reilly (born Salomon Rosenblum in Odessa in 1874), notorious in England as a probable Russian double agent, remains largely unfamiliar to Americans, though PBS aired the British miniseries Reilly, Ace of Spies in the early 1980s. Some consider Reilly a real-life James Bond, but his resume more closely resembles that of a Bond villain, or perhaps Sherlock Holmes's nemesis, Moriarty: a "diplomatic businessman," as one colleague described him, he crisscrossed the globe, brokering information and facilitating arms deals, always maintaining, as Spence, a professor of history at the University of Idaho, puts it, "a foot in all camps and access to the right people and information." Even his interest in Russia, especially after the 1917 revolution, may have stemmed from a desire to get in on the action should the country be opened up to foreign investment. Spence's biography covers a remarkable amount of territory, using newly released material in the British and Russian intelligence archives, but the dense narrative is frequently overwhelmed by the amount of detail. It becomes difficult to keep track of which alias Reilly is using at any given time, and the names of his colleagues blur together. In addition, Spence often relies on conjecture, about everything from Reilly's hypothetical involvement in several bombings in major American cities to the mysterious circumstances of his alleged capture and execution by the Soviets in 1925 (including persistent rumors placing him in Shanghai 13 years later). The historical aspects of the story are engrossing, but readers expecting a gripping espionage thriller will be let down by the scholarly tone and ambiguity.
    Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.




    https://www.amazon.com/Trust-No-One-.../dp/0922915792


    Personally, I like 'scholarly tones and ambiguities'.
    Last edited by Chuck; 09-12-2023 at 01:22 AM.

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