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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1475 on: May 09, 2020, 05:34:09 PM »
Anyone here read Marcus Aurelius - Meditations?

Since GetBig is essentially a modern day virtual Sparta, I'm thinking that stoicism is a good fit here  ;D   So I'll be mildly surprised if it turns out that nobody has given this a go...


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Hail to my brothers in iron!   8)


Yes, I am reading it.

Marcus Aurelius ruled and his Meditations during the Antonine Plague which lasted about 15 years.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1476 on: May 16, 2020, 12:31:03 PM »

Yes, I am reading it.

Marcus Aurelius ruled and his Meditations during the Antonine Plague which lasted about 15 years.


So, how many points on the Griffith-meter...?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1477 on: December 17, 2020, 12:24:39 PM »
Damn I need to get going on this thread :(

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1478 on: December 21, 2020, 12:19:21 PM »
I'm considering getting 'The Madness of Crowds' by Douglas Murray


"If Douglas Murray were an academic or a politician, or worked for a company like Google, he would probably have been fired. But as a journalist he is, at least for the time being, able to voice his forthright views in a way few others are permitted or prepared to do.

His last book, The Strange Death of Europe, was an indictment of multiculturism and the consequences of mass Muslim migration into Europe at a time when Western values are in decline. It was a bestseller.

Now he’s turned his attention to the rise of the pernicious culture of social justice and identity politics, and how these new ideologies of oppression and grievance, often driven by social media, have broken out from the fringes of academia into politics, the media, corporate life and beyond. He argues not only do they destroy liberal thought, they are dangerous and divisive.

Murray has identified the four most common “oppressed identities” that have been “weaponised” to fight these battles, mostly, though not always, against the white male patriarchy. He has written a chapter on each under the headings ‘Gay’, ‘Women’, ‘Race’ and ‘Trans’, although, as he says, thanks to the arrival of intersectionality, a person can be any or all of these things simultaneously, creating an almost infinite number of oppressed identities. His essay on transgender is the punchiest, probably because the issue is the newest and most controversial. “Among all the complex issues of our age none is so radical in the confusion and assumptions it elicits ... and so virulent in the demands it makes”. He suggests that at one end of the spectrum are people who are born intersex and that somewhere in the middle are people born one sex but who believe they should have been born the other, and at the other end those who simply get a sexual thrill from cross-dressing."




https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/books/the-madness-of-crowds-by-douglas-murray-review-a4241046.html
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1479 on: January 19, 2021, 09:02:30 AM »
Bernard Cornwalls last book “Warlord” was very good 8)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1480 on: January 19, 2021, 09:09:33 AM »
Just read "Tribe" by Sebastian Junger

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1481 on: January 19, 2021, 10:32:22 AM »
Just read "Tribe" by Sebastian Junger

You join the GR Tribe thing or just read the book?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1482 on: January 19, 2021, 11:04:30 AM »
You join the GR Tribe thing or just read the book?

I signed up - i need a monthly challenge of sorts.   I'll do it for a year and see how it goes. 


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1483 on: February 02, 2021, 04:32:30 PM »
Last Vince Flynn book now being written by Kyle Mills sucked :(

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1484 on: February 02, 2021, 05:05:59 PM »
Just read Warrior Creed.    Excellent.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1485 on: February 06, 2021, 05:30:36 AM »
Treadstone Exile. Joshua Hood has taken over for the deceased Robert Ludlum.
Well done 8)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1486 on: February 09, 2021, 05:34:21 PM »
Treadstone Exile. Joshua Hood has taken over for the deceased Robert Ludlum.
Well done 8)


Second one wasn't as good >:(

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1487 on: February 24, 2021, 04:10:57 PM »
Damn the Grey Man series is excellent 8)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1488 on: February 24, 2021, 04:35:47 PM »
Next reading Fight Club.   

Just finished a book on Delta Force.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1489 on: March 02, 2021, 06:07:50 PM »
Nick Petrie-The Drifter
good enough I bought the next book in the series.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1490 on: March 02, 2021, 11:19:30 PM »
Next reading Fight Club.   

Just finished a book on Delta Force.

Author of Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk is from my neck of the woods. He's a longtime lifter and former juicer.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1491 on: March 04, 2021, 11:31:28 AM »


Portland Prime Swallower, should read : UNMASKED (inside antifa) by Andy Ngo !.

This book is now terrorizing ANTIFA in Portland !.  ;D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1492 on: March 20, 2021, 11:56:17 AM »
 Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser (1969)   LMAO  Great book.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1493 on: March 20, 2021, 07:09:08 PM »
Next reading Fight Club.   

Just finished a book on Delta Force.

Author of Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk is from my neck of the woods. He's a longtime lifter and former juicer.

It was ok.  I liked some parts.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1494 on: April 15, 2021, 04:29:24 PM »
Nick Petrie-The Drifter
good enough I bought the next book in the series.


Ended up reading the whole series...not bad.