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Moby-Dick or, The Whale

“For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.” The Great American Novel par excellence, Moby-Dick was a commercial failure and had gone out-of-print by the time its

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The Compleat Angler

“Oh the brave Fisher’s life, It is the best of any, ‘Tis full of pleasure, void of strife, And ’tis belov’d of many: Other joys Are but toys; Only this Lawful is, For our skill Breeds no ill, But content

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Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

“When the middle class constitutes only 20–30 percent of the population, it may side with antidemocratic forces because it fears the intentions of the large mass of poor people below it and the populist policies they may pursue.” For Francis

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Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

CFI Must-Reads Title Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 Author Tony Judt ISBN 978-0-1430-3775-0 link http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=books&field-isbn=9780143037750 “Post-national, welfare-state, cooperative, pacific Europe was not born of the optimistic, ambitious, forward-looking project imagined in fond retrospect by today’s Euro-idealists. It was

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

“The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure nature hasn’t misled you into thinking you know something you actually don’t know.” Want to fix something, anything? Get hold of this book. Rather than a shop or repair

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Book Review: Plus ça Change, Plus c’est la même Chose

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein Naomi Klein has seen the future and it does not look good. Right at the beginning of her new book – This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate – Mrs

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Mauldin and Tepper’s Code Red Reviewed: Code Red or Red Herring?

By Stephanie Kelton If you aren’t already unnerved by what Bernanke & Co. have been doing for the last five years – things like quantitative easing (QE), a zero-interest policy (ZIRP) and large-scale asset purchases (LSAPs) – then reading John

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