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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Et Tu, all of you?

I've decided, after being tagged multiply for this book virus thingy, that I'm flattered enough that you're still reading this thing that I'm going to do it. :)

* One book that changed your life:
The Nausea by JP Sartre.
(Unlike many of you folks, I was a libertarian before I knew I was, and I was gradually introduced to the ideas of libertarianism by a mentor.
I eventually outgrew him and became an anarchocapitalist in college. So no one libertarian book opened my eyes to anything.)

However The Nausea made me see that there's more to the world than the dry scientistic public school p.o.v.
I read it at age 13, my dad was an existentialist and he finally let me read it. It devastated me, but afterwards I knew...
There is more, and less, than most people realize out there.

* One book that you have read more than once:
The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
The subtlety and perfection of his pattern recognition only becomes more clear upon multiple re-readings.
I don't know if you can really call it philosophy, but this book is one of the greatest works of genius of all human history.

* One book that you would want on a desert island:
Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce

* One book that made you laugh:
My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist by Mark Leyner

* One book that made you cry:
The Nausea. See above.

* One book you wish had been written:
Equilibrium by Adem Kupi (but there's still time)

* One book you wish never had been written:
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by JM Keynes
This should be a no-brainer. Keynes was more devastating to the world than any other thinker.
I guess that's something to put on your resume... if you're an evil genius.

* One book you are currently reading:
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

* (more than) One book you have been meaning to read:
Calculated Chaos by Butler Shaffer
The Theory of Money and Credit by L Von Mises
A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism by HH Hoppe (curious, mostly)

However I'm going to spare you all and not tag anyone. So there.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jeremy said...

I propose a cease tag treaty to all left libertarians. Let's blog about what we want to and not about what some rigid, faceless system wants us to...

12:46 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

^^^ yes, the above is said WITH irony.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Adem D. Kupi said...

Big Brother is Tagging You!

hehehe

1:22 PM  

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