Summer Reading List – The Shock Doctrine

“Klein derides the “disaster capitalism complex” and the profits and privatisations that go with it but she does not supply a cogently argued critique of free market principles, and without this The Shock Doctrine descends into a muddle of stories that are often worrying, sometimes interesting, and occasionally bizarre.” –Robert Cole I started Naomi Klein’s … [Read more…]

Summer Reading List – Another Update

“Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.” –Dawn Adams I’ve, of course, only added to my original Summer Reading List. And then I added to my Updated Summer Reading List. Fortunately, it was only one book this time. So far anyway. Omnivore’s Dilemma – … [Read more…]

Summer Reading List – The Tipping Point

“The tipping point in Washington is when you go from being a subject of caricature to the subject of laughter” –Bruce Fein Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point I had already read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers before I started this book. I love Gladwell’s style. He is an amazingly good writer. His books are like the Schoolhouse … [Read more…]

Summer Reading List Update

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” –Joseph Addison I’ve been working on my summer reading list. Here’s the original list: Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael PollanThe End of Overeating – David KesslerBlack Holes and Baby Universes – Stephen HawkingElegant Universe – Brian GreeneShock Doctrine – Naomi KleinA Failure of Capitalism – … [Read more…]

Books!

“When I get a little money I buy books; any if any is left I buy food and clothes.” –Desiderius Erasmus If any of you have seen my incredibly large book collection, you will know I desperately need one of these books cases: Or at least a library with one of those cool ladders on … [Read more…]