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    I hope this isn't bringing up a thread that's been dead too long, but I have a question that didn't deserve a new thread, and this seemed the place for it:

    My friend needs a good book about immigration in America, one that isn't too partisan or textbookish. What do y'all think would be the best choice? There are so many books out there on the subject, it's hard to filter.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    Originally posted by turing:

    I Am A Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter. If you're at all interested in the study of consciousness, it's a must-read.
    It's a sequel of sorts to his 1979 opus Gödel, Escher, Bach [...]


    Gödel, Escher, Bach is one of my favourites. I just got a £15 Amazon voucher, so I'll spend it on I Am A Strange Loop. Another favourite is Julian Jaynes's The Origin Of Conciousness In The Break Down Of The Bicameral Mind.
    • CommentAuthorjona
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    Machiavelli's The Prince was an awesome book, one of the best on the workings of devisive politics and a dictators handbook.
    Also was very impressed with Alan Bullock's Hitler & Stalin:Parallel Lives a study of the two dictators lives. It was a follow on from his excellent Hitler: A Study in Tyranny.