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By :  Aristotle Sabouni
A list of Book Reviews.

This is a collection of Book Reviews that I've done over the years. To me, why you like/don't like something is more important than whether you like it, at least for others to get an understanding on wether they might like it or not, as they might not have the same currency as I do.

Books • [17 items]

Books • [17 items]

10 Books that Screwed Up the World
This discusses the origins of the failed philosophies that influenced the far left. Most of the left aren't deep thinkers on history/philosophy, but they did get exposed to false belief systems. These are some of the false beliefs of the intellectual left that lead to the cascading failures of their ideology on the follower left.
12 Rules for Life (Book)
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It's not the fluffy, granola-crunchy book that is favored by New Age hippies -- it's more a deconstruction of what motivates people and makes them fulfilled, as well as the psychology behind it and what motivates them
City of Lies
“City of Lies” by Ramita Navai.

Ramita is a bit of a Social Justice Warrior, traveling the world and telling you what's wrong with it. Tehran, Iran was seen through that lens. Still, it is very interesting vignettes that point out a lot of the hypocrisy and contradictions, as any culture would look to "outsiders". So biased, but definitely worth the read.

What Happened?
Hillary's book was a spiteful, divisive, finger-pointing-fest. It was everyone else's fault but her. Fake apologies like, I should have campaigned harder, or it was her fault that others didn't understand how brilliant she was, and so on. But it was as tone deaf as her campaign, and it was an attempt to gaslight anyone that would question her version of events.
Hillbilly Elegy (Book)
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JD Vance wrote about Appalachian values, his Kentucky family, and growing up in Middletown, Ohio. Some of it is personal about his family's struggles, and a lot of it is about how his issues were the socioeconomic and cultural norms for many in either the Appalachians or Rust Belt working class.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Scott Adams (Dilbert) has a fun way of looking at the world. "How to fail at almost everything and win big" was an enjoyable set of vignettes that talked about overcoming adversity (his focal dystonia and spasmodic dysphonia), his ideas of implementing improvement (instead of just goals).
Irreversible Damage
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Despite not having an "agenda" against trans, the facts are shocking and offensive to the Woke Mob that doesn't like what the facts and what the science shows. Since the facts aren't on their side, they attack Abigail, her book, and anyone that doesn't denounce it vehemently.
Islam: A Short History
The book by the British writer Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and author of popular books about the history of religion. Her book tries to offer context and corrections about the negative stereotypes: extreme faith that promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism. While some of that reputation is earned, it's not always for the reasons people think.
Lies the Government told you
I enjoyed the book, as while Napolitano is biasd Libertarian, so am I. A lot of it was rehash, and he doesn't dwell on the other sides perspectives on things. But he has lots of examples of real history, and the fictions we're told by teachers, media, and politicians on the left.
Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution
Disclosure: I love the "Politically Incorrect Guide's"... and Kevin Gutzman is a FB friend. So I went in a bit biased. But on a piece like this, even if you're a history buff, and know 2/3rds of it, there are going to be lots of new nuggets or spins that you'll enjoy. It certainly was for me.
Road to Serfdom
Nobel Economist details the origins of leftist movements: what motivates them, and how does it play out. More sterile and academic than Orwell's 1984, but also looking at causes and methods more than just outcomes. A must read for anyone wanting to have an informed opinion on the topic of Capitalism or the leftist ideologies (Communism, Socialism, Fascism).
The Jungle
While it was debunked at the time, pro-Government types used this book as an excuse to create the precursor to the FDA, which has become a boondoggle that's killed or hurt more people than it has ever helped. But it's a lot easier to convince the gullible than it ever is to de-program them.
The Population Bomb
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Marxist-sponsored hippie environmentalists re-invented the Malthusian catastrophe as "The Population Bomb". This suicide cult believed that if we don't give the government supreme power to enact compulsory population control, then there would be mass starvation and war by the early 1980s. It didn't happen. But they assure us that Marxism is the only cure for what's coming any day now.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
After you read a few dozen self-help books, they all seem to look alike with just a different schtick. After the first chapter beat the title into the ground, it gets interesting with some brilliant anecdotes about perspective, and I walked away quite happy having read/listened to it.
The Trayvon Hoax (2019)
Trayvon was a drug-dealing thug that ambushed a Latino guy, and was beating the shit out of him, when he was shot in self-defense... and not some innocent tween shot for wearing a hoodie. This goes on to also expose that Rachel Jeantel was not Trayvon's real girlfriend (Diamond Eugene), and the prosecutors were either incompetent or perpetrated the fraud out of malice.
What is a Woman?
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A 2022 documentary about gender and transgender issues by Matt Walsh / Daily Wire..
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
It's very interesting/enlightening on analyzing how persuasion works. But it's also a fairly cynical analysis of people's willingness to gobble down confirmation bias.


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