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Books to throw at Obama

Books to throw at Obama
October 10, 2010, 09:32:50 PM
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This is the astonishing moment a book was apparently hurled at the head of U.S. President Barack Obama during a campaign rally in Philadelphia.

The flying missile narrowly missed hitting the President yesterday.

It is not clear what the book was, where it came from in the crowd, or why it was thrown at Mr Obama - who did not appear to notice the danger.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1319448/Obama-book-thrown-Philadelphia-rally.html

Books I'd throw at Obama, or probably more likely try to hand to him since I'm a nerd:

1. Plato, The Republic
2. Faulkner, A Light in August
3. Michel Houellebecq, The Possibility of an Island
4. Celine, Journey to the End of the Night
5. Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho
6. Christopher Lasch, Narcissism
7. Sameul Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations

The gates of Hell open wide...

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 11, 2010, 02:35:08 AM
Adding:

Campbell, Heart of Darkness
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
McCarthy, Blood Meridian

Other than that, glad to see Celine on that list.  He doesn't get talked about enough on here. 

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 11, 2010, 08:48:39 AM
I'd probably throw the "Audacity of Hope" right back at him....

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 12, 2010, 12:39:01 AM
Just curious as to why the Faulkner one?

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 12, 2010, 09:06:52 AM
I'd throw Star Wars: A New Hope.

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 12, 2010, 04:21:17 PM
I'd throw bestiality porn with glue on it at him.  That way, it would stick to him and the press could have a field day with pictures of the president holding bestiality porn.  If I was giving him a book to read, I'd probably go with The Bell Curve.

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 12, 2010, 04:44:38 PM
I'd give him the following:
Joyful Cruelty: Towards A Philosophy of The Real-Clement Rosset
War And Peace And War: The Life Cycles Of Imperial Nations-Peter Turchin
The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel-Nikos Kazantakis
The Complete Poetry And Selected Prose of William Blake-"The Same Law For The Lion & Ox is Oppression"
The Complete Essays-Michel Montaigne
The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire(this one is almost too obvious)-Edward Gibbon
Heresies: Against Progress And Other Illusions-John Gray
Human, All Too Human-Friedrich Nietzsche
Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke
Lord Jim-Joseph Conrad
Emerson: Essays and Lectures: Nature: Addresses and Lectures / Essays: First and Second Series / Representative Men / English Traits / The Conduct of Life
Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems

Just curious as to why the Faulkner one?
It's one of Faulkner's best, if not THE best, but I don't really see how it would be appropriate either.

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 12, 2010, 04:50:59 PM
I'd throw bestiality porn with glue on it at him.  That way, it would stick to him and the press could have a field day with pictures of the president holding bestiality porn.  If I was giving him a book to read, I'd probably go with The Bell Curve.

I agree with your first statement, and I think its a brilliant idea. I will not steal it from you: it is more valuable to you than it is to me.
However,
The Bell Curve?
I recommend you read:

Stephen Jay Gould - The Mismeasure Of Man.
Murray and Hernstein's methodology was very sloppy, but a better demonstration of the heritability of intelligence can be found in Steven Pinker's "The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial Of Human Nature".

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 12, 2010, 05:04:33 PM
Michel Montaigne

I am enamoured with the Work of Montaigne.
If you like Montaigne, then I recomend that you read :

A Spanish Contemporary of His.
I cannot remember his name, now.
It is at the tip of my toungue, so to speak,
so to write.

Maybe I will remember, latter.
Perhaps not.

You can search for it, by yourself.
Light that bong,
Use www.google.com
This guy? He's awesome.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltasar_Graci%C3%A1n

"The Art Of Worldly Wisdom" is one of my favorites; it's like a merging of Machiavelli and Schopenhauer.http://books.google.com/books?id=RPUAAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Art+Of+Worldly+Wisdom&hl=en&ei=ZPe0TNmgLcH58Aah6NWaCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 12, 2010, 08:43:48 PM
He being a busy man, I'd only throw him a Ted Kaczynski's "Ship of Fools" copy. He would feel fully identified.

The copy may be in a box packaged by Kaczynski himself or not. :p


chv

Re: Books to throw at Obama
October 13, 2010, 12:50:52 AM
Economic landscapes are only shaped through the shifts of social realizations. Government is a direct representation morally of the people it governs.