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

Reader's Digest. I have a short attention span. Just ask the wife.


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Bunsbert Montcroff
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
hmm...probably schleiermacher's on religion.

anything and everything by peirce, james, dewey, rorty, and the american pragmatists.


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catholictigerfan
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
not sure if I can pin down one book, I would say people would have had more of an influence then books.


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Rex
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
The Bible. It taught me that people for emotional reasons will profess belief in things they know to be not true.


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FCP
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Philosophically: Bible, of course.
Politically: 1984.


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


TigerRad
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VerlanderBEAST
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
This book had the opposite effect and reaffirmed my political beliefs,

Image: http://images.betterworldbooks.com/159/The-Professors-9781596985254.jpg


and this one not so much political but philosophically had an impact on me,

Image: http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1309212608l/310284.jpg

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Blue Velvet
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
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the "Golden Rule"
Boooooooooo!!!!


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ragacamps
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Two Treaties of Government.

And

Applied Economics or anything written by Sowell


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Zach
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
The Bell Curve ... Murray and Hernstein
Animal Liberation... Peter Singer
Illiberal Education.. Danesh DeSouza
America's 30 Years War ... Balint Vazsouyi
Free to Choose .. Milton Friedman
Why Govt Doesn't Work .. Harry Browne
Treason ... Ann Coulter

And, the most fun to read books on society:

The History of White People in America ..Martin Mull
Bobos in Paradise ... David Brooks


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SilverSpurs13
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
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To bad the majority of parents no longer read to their children and all they get is TV now.


Dr. Seuss is broadcast on LPB/PBS during the day


sugar71
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
The Communist Manifesto

The Holy Quran

Mau Mau & Kenya: An Analysis of a Peasant Revolt



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RuLSU
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

^ The portion in this novel about "Napoleon never commanded an army" fundamentally changed my thinking on the nature of government and society.

Others :

Demons - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

Please note - while I read all of these, and they all had a profound impact on my thinking, I did not agree with every point each author was trying to make.


KK
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist by Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman

LINK


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themunch
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re: What book has had the greatest influence on you politically and philosophically?
Jonathan Livingston Seagull


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