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HailHailtoMichigan!
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What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?

For me, it's the fountainhead and witness.


SlowFlowPro
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
i don't read


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AlaTiger
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
The Bible.


BTHog
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
The Prince


TigerNAtux
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Twilight














Not really. TD Political board is the correct answer.


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Tigah in the ATL
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
The Bible

7 habits of highly effective people


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Aristo
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Overthrow (book)

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq is a book published in 2006 by award-winning New York Times foreign correspondent and author Stephen Kinzer about the United States's involvement in the overthrow of foreign governments from the late 19th century to the present. According to Kinzer, the first such instance was the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893, and continuing to America-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. His examples include mini-histories of the U.S.-supported or encouraged coups d'état in Hawaii, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Honduras, Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, Chile, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq.Some examples used in the book refer to American support for local rebels against the existing national governments that lead to a change in power. For example, in 1898, the United States helped overthrow the government of Cuba by supporting local rebels who were already fighting their government. In other circumstances, such as in Iran, Guatemala and Chile, the United States initiated, planned and orchestrated the regime change.


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BigAppleTiger
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
A Fool's Errand by Albion Tourgee
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand


junkfunky
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
I wish liberals could just accept the fact that I do not like green eggs and ham.

ETA: However, I do empathise with the lorax.
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wm72
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Michel Foucault'sThe Order of Things

Jacques Derrida's Writing and Difference





HempHead
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Man, Economy, and State by Murray Rothbard


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TN Bhoy
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Catechism of the Council of Trent
City of God - St. Augustine of Hippo
What's Wrong with the World - GK Chesterton
Reflections on the Revolution in France - Edmund Burke
A Crisis of Civilization - Hilaire Belloc


mmcgrath
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Beginnings by Isaac Asimov


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OMLandshark
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
"I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" by Tucker Max


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Bayou Sam
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Back in the day, hand's down Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue.

Today it could be a whole host of things. Among 20th century folks, Leo Strauss.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
The Gnosticon








In case Otto is lurking
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HonoraryCoonass
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
"The Law," by Frederic Bastiat.

I'd say it is more affirmation than influence.


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Taxing Authority
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Democracy in America - Alexis de toquiville
The Law - Frederic Bastiat
The Road to Surfdom - Hayek
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Propaganda - Edward Bernays
Crystallizing Public Opinion - Edward Bernays
The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse - Fernando Ferfal Aguirre
The Big Book of Hell - Matt Groening


white perch
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
someone mentioned Dr. Seuss books. They probable have a much larger impact on the world than we realize. They are actually very political in nature and stress some important points. They were written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, a Ph.D. in english literature, who worked for many years with several branches of the US gov't during WWII. He wrote these books as a way of instilling certain points into the children of society that he thought were improtant for a society to flurish. To bad the majority of parents no longer read to their children and all they get is TV now.


Willie Stroker
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
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With a new preface by the author, this reissue of Thomas Sowell’s classic study of decision making updates his seminal work in the context of The Vision of the Annointed, Sowell, one of America’s most celebrated public intellectuals, describes in concrete detail how knowledge is shared and disseminated throughout modern society. He warns that society suffers from an ever-widening gap between firsthand knowledge and decision making—a gap that threatens not only our economic and political efficiency, but our very freedom because actual knowledge gets replaced by assumptions based on an abstract and elitist social vision of what ought to be. Knowledge and Decisions, a winner of the 1980 Law and Economics Center Prize, was heralded as a ”landmark work” and selected for this prize ”because of its cogent contribution to our understanding of the differences between the market process and the process of government.” In announcing the award, the center acclaimed Sowell, whose ”contribution to our understanding of the process of regulation alone would make the book important, but in reemphasizing the diversity and efficiency that the market makes possible, [his] work goes deeper and becomes even more significant.”


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