Only read two books today.... I just re read books by Tom Clancy and Frank Herbert. Two of my favorite authors. Only got a little over 3.5 thousand books here in my living room, and about to give them to goodwill as i leave here and return to civilization. So I re-read the best of them in preparation to departure. In over a thousand pages Tom Clancy never came near producing a great novel like Frank Herbert did in just 300 pages. DUNE is a great novel with magnificent attention to detail.
Clancy did predict (or inspire) events in his rightwing novels. An airplane flying into a building in ''Debt of Honor'' (1994) as one outstanding example.
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Just finished Winner-Take-All Politics by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson -- a real stomach turner but filled with good information.
Now reading The Age of American Unreason: Dumbing Down and The Future of Democracy by Susan Jacoby must say she lays everything out very neatly and with enough detail to squash any but socio-psychopathic Right Wingers (yeah, I know that's an redundancy.)
Jacoby's book is the best and best researched since Conservatives Without Conscience by John Dean
From Shogun: "...even the most cunning and clever people would frequently see only what they wanted to see, and would rarely look beyond the thinnest of facades, or they would ignore reality , dismissing it as the facade...."
me: each book I read has at least one bit of wisdom....
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Post by samemudbug on Sept 14, 2014 7:46:27 GMT -5
Silvia Brown in several good books fails to understand why we do not see ghosts from the distant past.
They are still existing in the world they knew, eg: Roman soldiers seen marching near Bath England, were visible only from the waist up. They were marching on the road that existed 2000yrs ago; several feet below current ground level. Older ghosts are still there, but below our ground level.
Someone needs to study 7-9,000 year old ruins in Turkey, north america, and Europe, which have been excavated. To record the ghosts are still in the existence they knew during their lives and deaths.
Silvia Brown cites a ghost at a cliff dwelling from over a thousand years ago, but fails to realize the obvious, That cliff dwelling was not buried in the sands of time.