March 11, 2014 § Leave a comment
Here is my list!
Of you know me, you know I love literature, literacy, etc. all of that goodness.
If you know me really well, you know I’m in need of a larger bookshelf because my current one is inadequate.
So, because of my love for reading and acquiring of knowledge, for those interested, this post is dedicated to recently completed, current and upcoming books on my list. I would also love to know the books you are reading as well.
- Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey. My brother is the one who introduced me to Ramsey sometime in 2013 and he’s been a great counselor since. I would recommend everyone, regardless of your money management skills, to read this great piece of personal finance literature. Also, his radio show is worth the three hours of air time.
- Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed On Discrimination? by Dr. Walter Williams. Williams is one of my favorite professors and I was ruined the opportunity, due a certain personal circumstance, to meet him after I won an essay contest which involved a visit to George Mason University. I’ve watched plenty lectures and interviews, and ready plenty of articles but happy to finally complete the first of his books. Can’t wait to start on the rest of his collection.
- How Can I Know? Answers To Life’s 7 Most Important Question by Dr. Robert Jefress. Good, promising book initially but the last half deeply disappointed me, and I struggled to complete it as he resorted to the same, tired and inadequate arguments for choosing Christianity or the after life. I read this book out of courtesy after it was given to me in hopes of changing my religious views. Maybe next time. (Doubt it).
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This is the original 1818 edition of Frankenstein. As member of the Art of Manliness Book Club, Frankenstein was designated for February. Um, it is now March. I’m a little half way complete with the book. Popular culture/references have much deviated (more like completely abandoned) from this classic and for that I appreciate it more. Not to mention it was published when she was 19. What a slacker I am. Though she dives deeper than I imagined into Frankenstein’s (Frankenstein is actually the scientist who invented the unnamed creature) upbringing and life, I can’t wait to complete it!
- (Just finished) The War on Drugs is a War on Freedom by Dr. Laurence Vance. What I can I say about him that non-libertarians don’t know? For one, if you are weak-hearted, he isn’t for you. No! In fact, if you are weak-hearted, take a dose of him! In this book, a compilation of articles and essays, Vance, as always, bats down every opposition of drug freedom, only to leave the reader embarrassed he once held such a silly position.
- bin Laden: The Man Who Waged War on America by Yossef Bodansky, former Director of the Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare. It is written from a statist point of view (surprise, surprise!) but it’s something I’ve been wanting to read since borrowing it from an uncle a little over a year ago. Plus, it’s good to know ones enemy. Perhaps I am getting back into foreign policy and international relations literature? I don’t know.
- Message to the Black Man by Elijah Muhammad
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander
What are you reading?
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March 6, 2014 § Leave a comment
Thoughts on the social scene…
Every time I see a Black person on a news channel, I cringe. I know the type of Black folks news channels love–an Aunt Jemima type figure in distress, because White people love to play daddy to a distressed negro; a thug, perhaps to maintain the scary Black male media stigma; or a Black, accomplished person speaking of racism, special rights for Black people, welfare or something of the sort. Seriously . Just turn on the TV. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 4, 2014 § Leave a comment
If you are the average American, you probably heard about Ukraine last week for the first time since the Soviet Union break up, and then figured the Soviet Union was located somewhere around South America. « Read the rest of this entry »
February 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
“Religious freedom vs license to discrimination?”
Arizona has an upcoming bill which “allows businesses to discriminate against gays” per CNN. « Read the rest of this entry »
February 23, 2014 § Leave a comment
Have you heard of “smart guns”? They are guns which use authentication methods, usually biometrics, to identify the owner of the firearm. « Read the rest of this entry »
January 29, 2014 § Leave a comment
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington was chosen to give the Republican response to the State of the Union. It wasn’t much of a response, let me tell you, but for Americans it was the best–just look at the media’s response!
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