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


For me, it's the fountainhead and witness.






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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.





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


The Prince





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


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The Prince
Possibly the most significant and influential book of all time.



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


LINK







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


Turner Diaries





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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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BTHog
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Possibly the most significant and influential book of all time.


well no, that would be the Bible of course.







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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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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






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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
I didn't expect that answer from you.



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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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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









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Man, Economy, and State by Murray Rothbard





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TN Bhoy
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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






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HempHead
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quote:

Michel Foucault


The Hermeneutical Invasion

quote:

Indeed, a crucial point about the hermeneuticians is that, for them, incomprehensibility is a self-fulfilling prophecy. As a colleague of mine ruefully told me: "I have read everything on hermeneutics I can lay my hands on, and I understand no more about it than I did when I first started." Even in a profession — philosophy — not exactly famous for its sparkle or lucidity, one of the most remarkable qualities of the hermeneuticians is their horrendous and incomparably murky style. Stalactites and stalagmites of jargon words are piled upon each other in a veritable kitchen midden of stupefying and meaningless prose. Hermeneuticians seem to be incapable of writing a clear English, or indeed a clear German sentence. Critics of hermeneutics — such as Jonathan Barnes or David Gordon[1] —are understandably moved to satire, to stating or quoting hermeneutical tracts and then "translating" them into simple English, where invariably they are revealed as either banal or idiotic.


Describes Foucault pretty well.






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TN Bhoy
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Foucault
quote:

Derrida






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Beginnings by Isaac Asimov





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