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LeoL
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6/18/2011 8:14:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Hey Everyone,

I'm new to debate.org, and I've been enjoying it so far.

I want to develop my political views, so does anyone have some good online articles or texts that you recommend I read? Thanks.

Also, if there are any books you think I should read.

I know I'm left leaning, but I'm not sure how much, and that is what I intend to find out.

Thank you!
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FREEDO
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6/18/2011 8:21:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
The Law by Frederick Bastiat
Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederich Engels
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Good diversity there.
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LeoL
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6/18/2011 8:30:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/18/2011 8:21:50 PM, FREEDO wrote:
The Law by Frederick Bastiat
Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederich Engels
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Good diversity there.

Okay thanks
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Grape
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6/18/2011 8:52:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I recommend For a New Liberty by Murray Rothbard because someone has to.

http://mises.org...

I dissent to the recommendation of Atlas Shrugged because it's unnecessarily long, unfocused on politics, and by Ayn Rand. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal is actually a political treatise, but it still doesn't stack up against works by actually philosophers.

The Communist Manifesto doesn't outline the arguments for communism very well and is basically a very short introduction. It's a good place to start, but if you actually want to read Marx then Das Kapital is a much better choice (though of course Marxian economics is wrong about nearly everything).

The Law
and A People's History of the United States are both good suggestions, and I think it would be better if more people had read them (though it's a shame the second has gotten so much more attention than the first).
lewis20
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6/18/2011 9:12:27 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Liberty Defined-Ron Paul
"If you are a racist I will attack you with the north"- Abraham Lincoln

"Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material" - Leviticus 19 19

"War is a racket" - Smedley Butler
David-Duke
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6/19/2011 9:57:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/18/2011 8:14:18 PM, LeoL wrote:
Hey Everyone,

I'm new to debate.org, and I've been enjoying it so far.

I want to develop my political views, so does anyone have some good online articles or texts that you recommend I read? Thanks.

Also, if there are any books you think I should read.

I know I'm left leaning, but I'm not sure how much, and that is what I intend to find out.

Thank you!

You should read some books by David Duke. I also recommend Mein Kampf.
LeoL
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6/20/2011 3:56:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/19/2011 9:57:44 PM, David-Duke wrote:
At 6/18/2011 8:14:18 PM, LeoL wrote:
Hey Everyone,

I'm new to debate.org, and I've been enjoying it so far.

I want to develop my political views, so does anyone have some good online articles or texts that you recommend I read? Thanks.

Also, if there are any books you think I should read.

I know I'm left leaning, but I'm not sure how much, and that is what I intend to find out.

Thank you!

You should read some books by David Duke. I also recommend Mein Kampf.

I looked those up those two people up, and It doesn't interest me .
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