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Old March 12th, 2017 #841
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Van Wyck Brooks , World Of Washington Irving . Very readable and uses Irving as a starting point to delve into early American literary figures.

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Old March 12th, 2017 #842
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Walpole describes Britain going from Victorian times to the 1920s. I hadn't realized he covered so much.

It occurs to me, and I'm sure others have said, you can't really keep a traditional morality where there are large number of people continually interacting, there are just too many influences and variables. Only where things are fairly fixed, as in a small town, or an agricultural area, is there some kind of permanence and memory. The minute you bring the money and movement of a big city into play, there's enough "there" for pretty much any perversion, and at the same time enough jobs and space and anonymity for people to survive apart from those who might try to ostracize, ie enforce social-moral norms, on them.

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Old March 17th, 2017 #843
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unable to record more audiobooks this week, will finish Libido Dominandi soon as i'm back to par. meanwhile been reading some christian anti-christian material, called Truth Twisters, by Harold J. Berry. chapters on the various wrong sects (christian science, new age, mormonism, jehovah's witnesses, masons, etc etc. some useful facts in it. these religions are all wrong because they depart from muh true biblical doctrine obtained from readin' muh bible...or something. so some kind of evangelical attack on xtians-who-deviate. how the white race got involved with this nonsense in the first place is to be wondered at.
 
Old March 29th, 2017 #844
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Уильям Ф. Энгдаль (Frederick William Engdahl) - "Священные войны Западного мира".

Direct translation of the title of this book is The Holy wars of the Western world.
But I didn't find the book with such English title on the Internet.




 
Old March 31st, 2017 #845
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Уильям Ф. Энгдаль (Frederick William Engdahl) - "Священные войны Западного мира".

Direct translation of the title of this book is The Holy wars of the Western world.
But I didn't find the book with such English title on the Internet.




Engdahl's bibliography:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._Wil...l#Bibliography
 
Old April 9th, 2017 #846
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finished my uncle's book, Wild Places, Adventures of an Exploration Geologist. very interesting to me, might be interesting to others because it goes into the politics of trying to get approval for mining operations in American west, back in 1980s and 1990s. the highlight of his career was discovering gold in Castle Mountains in East Mojave, an area the environmentalists were trying to turn into a national park at the time.

read Onion book of interviews with american outliers, published back around 2000. pretty good actually. most intelligent successful people who have a career that lasts tend to think about things the same way. they try stuff, they don't give up. if they have serious problems, they reform their behavior. they dont worry too much about what others think, they worry about the quality of their work.

reading Under the Mountain by Malcolm Lowry. not very good. concerns mexico in 1900s. writing is it seems to me consciously literary, thick and not very flavorful like carton of heavy cream.

Read Crunden's The Life and Art of Albert Jay Nock. Interest book, decent. Nock was a Jeffersonian, which is not the same thing to everybody. Mainly interested in developing cultured individuals. This was the period when liberal changed definitions, or splintered. Nock's significant works are his not-a-bio about Jefferson and his Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, which is what he considered himself - working the quiet corridors of the mind among the Remnant, the few not of the modern age who would appreciate values that were largely lost in the 20th century.
 
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reading Under the Mountain by Malcolm Lowry. not very good. concerns mexico in 1900s. writing is it seems to me consciously literary, thick and not very flavorful like carton of heavy cream.

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I read this book, Under the Volcano, in 1971 when I was stationed in Alaska. It's mostly autobiographical...a stumbling, drunk Brit in Cuernavaca, Mexico (he called it something else.) Cuernavaca is one of the prettier cities in Mexico, the food is great, but a self-important Brit wouldn't see that. I don't remember much of the book, but he is drunk all the time, and only sees crap everywhere.

I wouldn't have finished it, but when you are stuck in the Bering sea....

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I read this book, Under the Volcano, in 1971 when I was stationed in Alaska. It's mostly autobiographical...a stumbling, drunk Brit in Cuernavaca, Mexico (he called it something else.) Cuernavaca is one of the prettier cities in Mexico, the food is great, but a self-important Brit wouldn't see that. I don't remember much of the book, but he is drunk all the time, and only sees crap everywhere.

I wouldn't have finished it, but when you are stuck in the Bering sea....

Mike
yeah...normally i would have quit this after twenty pages. nothing happens and no insight, just a consul constantly seeking mescal (but anything else will do) ends up getting shot by cop. i see no point in this book at all.
 
Old April 13th, 2017 #849
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Inside the Gas Chambers: The Extermination of Mainstream Holocaust Historiography

By Carlo Mattogno.


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Since the early 1990s, critical historians have published a steadily growing number of carefully investigated studies on the so-called “holocaust.” Hence the orthodox historians, usually paid by the government, were compelled to do something against the rising tide of Revisionist arguments.

Therefore, after a conference had been held in Germany to discuss the matter, an anthology appeared in early 2011 under the aegis of the German historians Guenter Morsch and Bertrand Perz. It claims to refute the arguments of Revisionists.

Indicative of this study is, however, that Revisionist arguments are basically ignored. Hardly any of the many Revisionist works which have appeared over the past 20 years is even mentioned.

In Inside the Gas Chambers, Italian scholar Carlo Mattogno mercilessly exposes the embarrassing superficiality and dogmatic ignorance of these historians.

Over and over again it becomes clear that their claims are in part utterly unfounded or are frequently based on the distorted and disfigured use of sources.

Based on his unparalleled knowledge of the source material, Mattogno aptly reduces the theses of the court historians to absurdity.

By means of this book, mainstream holocaust historiography has suffered a defeat which comes close to its intellectual extermination—literally every alleged “homicidal gas chamber” is examined and refuted.
http://barnesreview.org/product/insi...istoriography/
 
Old April 15th, 2017 #850
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I read Dry by Augusten Burroughs, I think the son of William the drug hallucine. Dry is about a young ad exec faggot's getting on the wagon. It's a smooth easy pleasant read but...not really into faggots, and I loathe drug/drink addicts and reading about their problems. Life is short and addiction or mental problems - so unpleasant boring and unnecessary. If you're hooked on drugs, I'd prefer you kill yourself rather than tell me about it. By contrast, hearing about professional advertising can be interesting.

Rereading Edgar Allen Poe. He had a thing for making Orang-Utans the fall primates in his stories.

Also reading Mencken's second supplement on The American Language. He says Webster regularized American speech. Rather than aping English elite, we pronounced every syllable, and the consensus was that the lower orders in America speak much more clearly, ie better, than comparable classes in England. There were dialects in upper North East and South, but the midwestern or main flyover pronunciation became dominant pretty early. I forget what this speech is formally called. Have only read a bit of this book, should be more good stuff to come.

Read Cesar Tort's book, which he was nice enough to send me. Very nice Lulu production. When I get a link I'll post it. It advances a thesis I've never heard before. His idea is that infanticide is the story of humanity. Tort is a Mexican, I'm not sure if he's racially white or just prefers whites, but he documents at great length how bloody sacrifice and cannibalism were the basis of MesoAmerican culture before the Spaniards arrived. De las Casas, sort of the first noble-savage-mythmaking Euro liberal, denied the truth, whereas Bernal Diaz (i think it is) gave the most accurate picture. These fuckers were very, very cruel. Tort's thesis is that medical illness is not biological (the Szasz theory, that mental illness is bogus) but is psychogenic product of parents being abusive to their children. They go schizo to cope. I don't know enough to judge his thesis, but he says that ALL humans were schizo (they hallucinated and heard voices) until maybe a few thousand years ago. Revelation (hearing god talking to you) was common at the time of the bible. It is only when people grow out of that they stop abusing their children - literally sacrificing them, exposing them, burning them, swaddling them (wrapping them so they cant move), burying them in dirt then bashing their heads. He certainly makes a case that infanticide and bloody sacrifice are a lot more common in all human history& cultures than is commonly known. It's new stuff to me, I really can't evaluate it. The book is called THE DAY OF WRATH.

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I just finished Tort's anthology of White racialist material, "The Fair Race's Darkest Hour". I thought it was very good. A wealth of material related to the pox of christinsanity. Loads of White history and anthropology (Sparta and ancient Rome). 580 pages and none wasted. A solidly bound paperback for $17.50 it packs the most pluck for the buck of anything I've read. Solid comprehensive introduction for newbies, and referenceable reinforcement for veterans.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/c%C3%A9sar-...-23065808.html
 
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Reading Richard Carrier's book (hat tip to Emily Richardson), The Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason to Doubt (2014)

https://www.amazon.com/Historicity-J.../dp/1909697494
 
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Guy Mettan - "The West vs Russia – a thousand year long war: russophobia from Charlemange to the Ukrainian Crisis. Why do we love to hate Russia so much?"

Ги Меттан - "Запад - Россия: Тысячелетняя война. История русофобии от Карла Великого до украинского кризиса. Почему мы так любим ненавидеть Россию?".




 
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Read Autobiography of Charles G. Finney, top evangelist in 1800s. responsible for various revivals.

now reading Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects.
 
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Read Autobiography of Charles G. Finney, top evangelist in 1800s. responsible for various revivals.

now reading Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects.

Some disinfo in this book re Kurt's death that really bugged me.

-He did not barricade himself in the greenhouse.
-This book follows Courtney's narrative on the Rome incident, which conflict with the doctor's narrative.
-The police opened Kurt's wallet, it wasn't lying that way next to his body.
-The greenhouse door was unlocked.

Good stuff about their life, though. I could prosecute Courtney for three pages on this thread (esp regarding her history of forgery and their pre-nuptial agreement) but won't.

I'm reading ' The Mind Manipulators' by Alan Schefflin:
https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Manipula.../dp/0448229773

It's about the CIA's experiments in mind control, and how its been used in the military, schools, etc. Special focus on various forms of 'behavior modification'.

Alan Scheflin is an attorney now, and he's trying to bring back the concept of 'undue influence'--like you have in contract law--but to use it to defend people for things they've done when indoctrinated, or when 'brainwashed', by a religion for example. Like when they thought they were doing something for bebus.
Prob will be that they still knew it was 'legally wrong', so that may not go swimmingly.
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reading The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, a known good book

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http://tcpbckup1.yolasite.com/resour...d%20Bailyn.pdf



really emphasizes that Americans were very concerned about encroachments on their rights as Englishmen - and worried about the same IN england too.

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much less impressed with this one, it's not that well organized. i covers about AD 100 to 350. too much going on, needs to be simpler and clearer
 
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I just finished In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson, by Noble E. Cunningham. It gives the facts, without the leftist sneering at Jefferson's "hypocrisy" over slavery that we've come to expect from today's "historians". Recommended.

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In 1982 I had a seminar with Noble Cunningham. At Mizzou, he was highly regarded, although I found him very dry, and since the course was about doing historical research and I wasn't really cut out for grad school, it was doubly dry. I had to have to have a beer before I went to the seminar to get through it, but I admit Cunningham was a very good Jefferson scholar. He had little patience with the revisionist accounts of Jefferson.
 
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In 1982 I had a seminar with Noble Cunningham. At Mizzou, he was highly regarded, although I found him very dry, and since the course was about doing historical research and I wasn't really cut out for grad school, it was doubly dry. I had to have to have a beer before I went to the seminar to get through it, but I admit Cunningham was a very good Jefferson scholar. He had little patience with the revisionist accounts of Jefferson.
The name "Noble" suggests an older man, Southern or Midwestern; if so, it might go a ways toward explaining his view. About how old was he at that time?
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Гай Юлий Цезарь - "Записки о Галльской войне".
Gaius Julius Caesar - "Commentaries on the Gallic War".







This is a very interesting book
 
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