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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue 30 Jan 2018 21:40
by Tac Error
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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue 20 Feb 2018 09:15
by USIron
The Future of War: Power, Technology and American World Dominance in the Twenty-first Century (9780312181000): George Friedman, Meredith Friedman.

George Friedman doesn't always get it right, but this book is spot on. He is a bit of a visionary and I am always interested in what he has to say, even if I sometimes don't agree 100%. I agree with most of his thoughts regarding geopolitics, of which he is more than expert. It is his profession even before he became an author.

Future generations will refer to this book - that is how much of a landmark it is on the topic of war. I would put it alongside Clausewitz's seminal work "On War", in importance. I consider myself very fortunate to have discovered it. A good book is not always one that you agree with - it is one that makes you think.

I often read communist books (Carl Marx, Lennin) not because I am a communist. Far from it. I read these books because my views are exactly the reverse. They make me think... and with every book I have read I have learnt something. No-one is completely wrong. I have discovered some truths in communist literature. Its my personal interpretation and analysis of these truths that makes me differ from them. I view the same truths, and come to different conclusions.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Sun 25 Feb 2018 20:14
by [EUG]MadMat
After watching the movie Warsaw '44 lately, I realized I didn't know much about that battle. So I'm reading about it now:

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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu 29 Mar 2018 16:31
by Markenzwieback
Just got my hands on a German translation copy of this. Easter holidays are gonna be interesting!

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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed 25 Apr 2018 03:26
by xandram
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan...
I need to finish this book, I am so excited to see the movie as it seems promising.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed 25 Apr 2018 10:04
by [EUG]MadMat
Have been reading recently:

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Now reading:

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I'm in a cyber-punk mood since I've watched Altered Carbon on TV. :)

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed 25 Apr 2018 23:02
by Darkmil
Recently I've been reading
Spoiler : :
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And many more... (kill me please...)

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed 25 Apr 2018 23:47
by [EUG]MadMat
Darkmil wrote:Recently I've been reading

Ouch! :shock:

Good luck though.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu 26 Apr 2018 23:56
by Darkmil
[EUG]MadMat wrote:Ouch! :shock:

Good luck though.

Thanks. The oral part of the exam are in approximately one month and a half...

From what I've understood you've been there for History right ?

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Thu 26 Apr 2018 23:59
by [EUG]MadMat
Darkmil wrote:From what I've understood you've been there for History right ?

Not for the Agrégation ...