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Gingersnap
06-04-2009, 12:38 PM
We'll keep this poll open for a couple of days.

stsinner
06-04-2009, 01:16 PM
The Epidemic by Robert Shaw M.D.

"The Epidemic: The Rot of American Culture, Absentee and Permissive Parenting, and the Resultant Plague of Joyless, Selfish Children "

hazlnut
06-04-2009, 02:59 PM
The Epidemic by Robert Shaw M.D.

"The Epidemic: The Rot of American Culture, Absentee and Permissive Parenting, and the Resultant Plague of Joyless, Selfish Children "

I think I might want to read that in the future--if it's not too heavy handed. I don't like books about parenting written by non-parents.

But I'm still voting Animal Farm for this read.

Molon Labe
06-04-2009, 04:07 PM
That's a very difficult choice..... But I have to go with 1984 since it's such a harbinger and I have to admit I haven't read much of Atlas.

stsinner
06-04-2009, 04:10 PM
I haven't read 1984.. I thought about buying it, but luckily I'm just living through it... Time saved!

megimoo
06-04-2009, 04:20 PM
I haven't read 1984.. I thought about buying it, but luckily I'm just living through it... Time saved!I wouldn't call it luck !

Troll
06-04-2009, 05:30 PM
1984. I've read it 3 times, two of which were this year, so I'm better equipped to talk about that than the others.

Rockntractor
06-04-2009, 05:35 PM
Free animal farm.
http://www.george-orwell.org/Animal_Farm/0.html

Perilloux
06-04-2009, 07:46 PM
I chose Atlas Shrugged, just because I'm currently reading it and I'm 3/4's the way through. Hoping to finish it this weekend.

:cool:

Molon Labe
06-05-2009, 06:25 PM
I chose Atlas Shrugged, just because I'm currently reading it and I'm 3/4's the way through. Hoping to finish it this weekend.

:cool:

Congrats to you. That's one heck of a read. I'm a slow reader....thinking about getting it on tape to listen to when I'm driving.

Milly
06-05-2009, 06:54 PM
I'll go with however the poll turns out. Hopefully, we'll be able to get to all of them before we're done.

(Fair warning, start 'Atlas Shrugged' now and maybe you'll have it read by the time we get around to it. :rolleyes:)

Gingersnap
06-05-2009, 08:20 PM
Bumping for votes. I believe the poll will close tomorrow at some time.

FlaGator
06-05-2009, 08:24 PM
Bumping for votes. I believe the poll will close tomorrow at some time.

Maybe we should do this one every week or two. Get a list of books, couple days to vote a few days to read and then discuss. Kind of an online book club. Maybe we can get the Darth Mod to create a Book Club forum?

Gingersnap
06-05-2009, 08:35 PM
Maybe we should do this one every week or two. Get a list of books, couple days to vote a few days to read and then discuss. Kind of an online book club. Maybe we can get the Darth Mod to create a Book Club forum?

We've done this from time to time over the years. Believe me, people need way more than "a few days" to plow through a Forum book choice. We have a lot of interest in this effort because it's hooked to a political debate. Let's see how it goes. wilbur is right when he pointed out that these things can sometimes seem like another job for busy people.

If this is popular, we can see about an ongoing thing.

Now - vote people! :D

Rockntractor
06-05-2009, 11:27 PM
The pig rules
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/AnimalFarmgraphic-BIGPIGclosemouth-.jpg?t=1244258800!

Shannon
06-05-2009, 11:33 PM
The pig rules
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/AnimalFarmgraphic-BIGPIGclosemouth-.jpg?t=1244258800!

I find your obsession with pigs disturbing.

Rockntractor
06-05-2009, 11:47 PM
I find your obsession with pigs disturbing.
Oink!

Gingersnap
06-05-2009, 11:54 PM
It's between 'Animal Farm' and '1984' people.

Get your votes in now, it's a photo-finish.

Rockntractor
06-06-2009, 12:09 AM
It's between 'Animal Farm' and '1984' people.

Get your votes in now, it's a photo-finish.
Make sure shannon doesn't vote twice she is antiswinetic

hazlnut
06-07-2009, 11:45 PM
Here, let me give Animal Farm a little push:


This is a novel. The short novel is dystopian allegory in which animals play the roles of the Bolshevik revolutionaries and overthrow and oust the human owner of a farm (Manor Farm), renaming it Animal Farm and setting it up as a commune in which, at first, all animals are equal; however, class and status disparities soon emerge between the different animal species (the pigs being the "more equal species"). The novel describes how a society's ideologies can be manipulated and twisted by those in positions of social and political power, including how Utopian society is made impossible by the corrupting nature of the very power necessary to create it.

The novel addresses not only the corruption of the revolution by its leaders but also how wickedness, indifference, ignorance, greed and myopia destroy any possibility of a Utopia. While this novel portrays corrupt leadership as the flaw in revolution (and not the act of revolution itself), it also shows how potential ignorance and indifference to problems within a revolution could allow horrors to happen if smooth transition to a people's government isn't satisfied.

Animal Farm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm)

Rockntractor
06-07-2009, 11:49 PM
Here, let me give Animal Farm a little push:



Animal Farm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm)
Also don't forget you can download it for free.
http://www.george-orwell.org/Animal_Farm/0.html

PoliCon
06-08-2009, 01:16 AM
It's between 'Animal Farm' and '1984' people.

Get your votes in now, it's a photo-finish.1984.

Gingersnap
06-08-2009, 09:56 AM
I'm locking this thread now and redirecting you guys over to the new poll. You need to vote between Animal Farm or 1984 over in that thread.