If Dr. Faucigele is keeping family and friends away from you during Thanksgiving

You may have a little time for some Holiday reading … Here you go! Enjoy!

  1. London, Artur - The Confession, William Morrow & Co., 1970. (his account of surviving a Communist purge in early 1950s Czechoslovakia, and yes, there is a film by the same name starring Yves Montand and Simone Signoret, and yes, the book is better).

  2. Eastman, Max - Reflections on the Failure of Socialism, Devin-Adair, 1955.

  3. Nussbaum, Martha C. - The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, Simon & Schuster, 2018. - a few aberrant thoughts here and there but much to think about …

  4. McKitrick, Eric L. - Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction, University of Chicago, 1960.

  5. Kolakowski, Leszek - The Alienation of Reason: A History of Positivist Thought, Doubleday & Company, 1969.

  6. Loder, James E. - The Transforming Moment: Understanding Convictional Experiences, Harper & Row, 1981.

    — The Knight’s Move: the relational logic of the spirit in theology and science, Helmers & Howard, 1992.

    — Religious Pathology and Christian Faith, Westminster Press, 1966.

  7. Barrett, William - The Illusion of Technique: A Search for Meaning in a Technological Society, Doubleday & Company, 1978.

  8. Mills, C. Wright (compiled by Domhoff and Ballard) - C. Wright Mills and The Power Elite, Beacon Press, 1968. This is a collection of criticism of Mills’ The Power Elite (1956) (a tome relevant for our time to be sure). I find it interesting that 50 years ago that the variety of angles of critique (Mills himself broke the criticisms down into the categories of Liberal, Radical, and Highbrow) presented here (in 1968) are useful in understanding current critiques of the conspiracy theory of “The Global Elites”. … yet again, nothing new under the sun.

  9. Webb, Simon - The Analogue Revolution: Communication Technology 1901-1914, Pen & Sword, 2018.

  10. Edward, H. R. - Fascism in Western Europe 1900-1945, New York University Press, 1971.

  11. Mumford, Lewis - Art and Technics: Bampton Lectures in America, Number 4, Columbia University Press, 1952.

  12. Stout, Martha - The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless versus The Rest of Us, MJF (Michael J. Fine) Books, 2005. - if there was already this tendency in quite a few previous to “our most recent unpleasantness” …

13). Grossart, Chuck - The Mengele Effect, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012 - a friend sent me this title, I’m through the first 50 pps. or so … a little rough to read in places but interesting in light of “our most recent unpleasantness” …

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    The mutations begin in a Kansas City salvage yard. Hours later, the light of day reveals a dead city, stripped of life by creatures torn from the pages of a nightmare. On this night, the gates of Hell swing wide and release the spawn of mankind’s hate to pour across the Midwest in an unstoppable, ravenous wave, slowed only by the sun’s killing light. A quiet, peaceful evening in America’s Heartland becomes—as the few remaining survivors would later recall—the last night humanity would rule the planet. Carolyn Ridenour fights a daily battle to keep America safe from the world’s tiniest, most fearsome weapons. Ordered to Kansas City to investigate the unfolding horror, she barely escapes the creatures’ nocturnal onslaught, saved at the last instant by Colonel Garrett Hoffmann, a man who’d witnessed the slaughter of hundreds of his troops—and innocent civilians—under the creatures’ horrific advance. President Andrew Smith, former Navy Admiral and battle-scarred hero, watches as city after city is literally eaten alive, the military’s conventional might useless against a swarming foe that inexplicably—and exponentially—replenishes its numbers every twenty-four hours. Frantic for answers, the President is pushed towards the unthinkable by members of his own government…trusted advisors who have long prayed for this day, each members of an ancient order sworn to destroy civilization in order to save their own souls. Carolyn and her team race to find a way to stop the creatures—products of perverse, decades-old genetic research performed in Auschwitz’s (substitute Wuhan’s) filthy labs, refined by Cold War enemies, and perfected by nature—before a co-opted President unleashes the fury of America’s nuclear arsenal on his own soil… And his own citizens.
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Thanks Scarmoge. Always interested in new reading suggestions.