Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic
I hear ya. I often read books on subject matters that I don't agree with or author's opining in contradiction to my own beliefs. Ya need to know the counter-argument before you can criticize it - which is what Dakkster is getting at.
I am amazed when people - seeing you hold a book - are so quick to assume you share the viewpoint. "Oh I can't believe you're reading that"....I get that a lot.
My last five books were:
The Conservative Soul: Fundamentalism, Freedom, and the Future of the Right by Andrew Sullivan (Oct 9, 2007)
Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America by John Avlon and Tina Brown (Feb 23, 2010)
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens (Apr 6, 2009) - note: didn't really like this book, despite the author being one of my fav thinkers of the world. The book mirrored an angry rant more than a cogent argument.
God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World--and Why Their Differences Matter by Stephen Prothero-HarperOne- (Jun 1, 2010) - I agreed with the overall premise, but it came across as somewhat naive to me (ie why can't we all just get along)
Thomas Jefferson : Writings : Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia / Public and Private Papers / Addresses / Letters (Library of America) by Thomas Jefferson (Aug 15, 1984) - I am a deist. Who knew?
My next three are:
Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy by Bruce R. Bartlett (Feb 21, 2006)
The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward by Bruce R. Bartlett (Oct 13, 2009)
Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party's Buried Past by Bruce R. Bartlett (Jan 8, 2008)
Hitchen's Arguably, a collection of essays, turned me in the direction of Mantel and Wolf Hall. he was uncharacteristically enthusiastic. i see why.
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