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The Ishmael Network Reading List

    These resources are suggested by readers. Ishmael Network members can add their suggested readings by logging into their record here... Please note that this list is neither compiled nor reviewed by Daniel Quinn. It should not be assumed, therefore, that he either endorses these books or agrees with the comments made about them. This statement holds true for the Ishmael Webmaster as well.... As of Wednesday, May 23, 2018 there are 276 books in the suggested reading list that start with T. Here is an easy to print list of everything...)

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  • The Machinery of Nature by Paul Ehrlich has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bev Courtney...and Bev has this to say about the book: "This book really opened my eyes to the living world and how it works. One of the best books on ecology around"
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  • The Marriage of Sense and Soul by Ken Wilber has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Rebecca B...and Rebecca has this to say about the book: "Presents a way to integrate science and technology with the spiritual and subjective."
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  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Aaron Gudmunson...and Aaron has this to say about the book: "This is a refreshing retelling of the stories of "Faust" and Pontius Pilate with an outrageous cast of characters including a beautiful naked witch, a giant talking cat, and the devil himself. A work of both humor and philosophical depth, it also explores the aspects of totalitarianism, censorship, and the consequences of failing to see truth even when its placed directly in front of you."
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  • The mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Raven Taylor...and Raven has this to say about the book: "Looking at the fact the it is only thru a relationship with yourself that you can develop a relationship with another."
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  • The McDonaldization of Society by George Ritzer has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Raj Ghoshal...and Raj has this to say about the book: "This book criticizes our McDonaldized culture in which the goals of efficiency, predictability, control, and quantifiability have replaced other values. Ritzer looks at how the principles of McDonaldization have spread to education, work, recreation, etcetera. It's a critique of the highly rationalized, yet irrational, culture we live in--similar to Ishmael and B's critiques."
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  • The Meme Machine by Susan Blackmore has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Hummer (Levi) Pleshe...and Hummer (Levi) has this to say about the book: "As Daniel says in Beyond Civilization, we only have to change a few memes to change Mother Culture, and Blackmore's book is a wonderful treatment of the world of memes. Check out the reviews at Amazon.com. Read the last chapter. Enjoy."
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  • The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Steve Pool...and Steve has this to say about the book: "This book details the exploits of radical George Hayduke and his group of friends that becomes the Monkeywrench Gang as the foil the ventures of big industry."
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  • The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Wheat...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "Puts a hat and some hair on it, shakes it around like a pair of dice and rolls it out west."
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  • The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Paul Barnes...and Paul has this to say about the book: "Ed Abbey's classic about a group of radical environmentalists who spend their time travelling the southwest destroying the machinery of "progress". As it relates to the information presented in Mr. Quinn's books, I can only say that this was Mr. Abbey's character's way of creating change...by making it too expensive for the developers and miners to keep expanding over what remains of the rapidly dwindling southwest wilderness."
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  • The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Aaron Gudmunson...and Aaron has this to say about the book: "Inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, this is a tale of a man possessed by the need to create--no matter the price to himself or others. Charles Strickland, an upstanding citizen and loving husband and father is driven to abandon his family, home, and societal station to devote himself solely to painting. Sheltering in tiny Paris studio, he fills canvas after canvas but refuses to sell or display his work. At last, poverty-striken and diseased but not dispirited, he drifts from Europe to Tahiti where, even after being blinded by leprosy, he produces his most incredible works of art."
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  • The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Xavier Sonnerat...and Xavier has this to say about the book: "This is an extremely well written book, combining scientific seriousness with wit and humor. It is a wonderful introduction to the theory of natural selection that gives strong insights about how and why certain traits, both physical and psychological, have been selected for our genes to be passed on from generation to generation. For psychologists in general it offers the wonderful option to solve the nature/nurture conflict. Indeed, it shows how it is the environment that selects certain genes, and then in turn how our genes can influence the environment, leading to a new selection and thus going full circle. Therefore, it becomes obvious that genes and environment are entertwined for ever, and that it is their interaction that makes us who we are. For my own purpose, it is also a wonderful tool to understand how very complex behaviors can be executed automatically (or unconsciously), either for strategic reasons or because the number of variables to consider is way too big for our limited consciousness to grasp. Indeed, haven't you ever found yourself saying "I am not sure why I did that..." or "I know it was stupid but I just could not help it..."? Evolutionary psychology is trying to understand why we sometimes feel compelled to do certain things, or why we are attracted toward certain persons, even though we are not aware of the powerful forces behind our actions. Among other things, the author presents compelling evidence about why males and females are so fundamentally different psychologically, why we feel love toward our offsprings and which ones we are likely to favor over others, why and how frienships emerge, and the role of social status in the search for a mate. Additionally, one of the most impressive things I found in the book was the explanation of the emergence and purpose of feelings. Indeed, feelings seem to be so deeply routed in our animal nature that it is extremely hard, if not impossible, for us not to react in very emotional ways in many situations. Evolutionary psychology offers a logical way for us to make sense out of this fact, and provides insights about why it is such a central part of us to feel outraged, humble, grateful, indignant, proud, etc... Do not expect to feel very good about yourself after you read this book. Indeed, the author points out that the most noble behaviors emerged for a very selfish end, that is, for our genes to be passed on to the next generation. This is why the last couple of chapters are dedicated to ethics. If you ask me, this part sounds way too patronizing for my taste, and I would have been glad to draw my own conclusions about what is to be done with the knowledge I acquired reading the book. However, it is important to note that we evolved to be moral animals; that is, we became able to be aware of unconscious forces and thus to slowly learn how to master them. Finally, the author indicates that our genes were selected in what he calls the 'ancestral environment,' when we lived in small groups in a world where the word civilization did not even exist. Thus, it allows us to understand why so many people either feel out of touch with their environment or are considered deviant. In the past our genes were selected for their fitness in a particualr environment and our children were thus fit for it as well, as the environment remained virtually the same. However, in our modern world where everything is changing so fast, the genes that had been fit for hundreds of thousands of years are now lost and clueless, and our ever changing environment is leaving us no hope to ever adapt ourselves to it. It is obviously impossible to go back to our ancestral environment for our genes to feel at home again. However, we still can stop our mad race toward destruction and allow human beings to once again feel like they are belonging to this world."
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  • The Mothers by Robert Briffault has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Zoe Zuniga...and Zoe has this to say about the book: "the Mothers "A study of the origins of sentiments and institutions" is the full name matralinial origins of culture.originally over 800 pages. goes into detail about origins and structures of leaver society as well as taker. Key words included in google book search page: matrilocal, exogamy, fraternal polyandry, Tibet, Australian aborigines, J. G. Frazer, Royal Asiatic Society, W. H. R. Rivers, sororal polygyny, consanguineous, inbreeding, heredity, Melanesians, patriarchal, Herodotus, polygamous, Central Australia, British Central Africa, Brahmans, Plutarch"
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  • The Mountain People by Colin Turnbull has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Gavin O'Brien...and Gavin has this to say about the book: "This book presents the story of how an African tribe was tranformed from groups of stable hunter gatherers to villages of selfish, hungry, violent people due to the effects of Taker control."
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  • The Myths of Motherhood by Shari Thurer has been suggested by Ishmael Network member cassandra crewe...and cassandra has this to say about the book: "This book gives new light to the idea that mothers are NOT solely responsible for their childrens' personal development. It also shows human history through a VERY different perspective. The idea becomes clear that development of children has more to do with the changing attitudes of society and how children and mothers are perceived. With reverence comes higher conciousness. With disdain comes base survival."
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  • The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Antoine Kolmel...and Antoine has this to say about the book: "This is an excellent book thats presents the human story from a zoologists point of view. It is a romantic adventure on how every little thing that ever happened to our ancestors have contributed to our developpent: from why we are territorial to why we are the only primate with backhairs that flow downward along the spine... Strictly factual, this outside of the box perspective of our beings' becoming proves how miraculous our story really is. Very good to preceed or even follow Ishmael with this book. Indeed a must read!"
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  • The Next Generation Gap by Kem Luther has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Kem Luther...and Kem has this to say about the book: "Page 187 of The Next Generation Gap: "As the futurist Daniel Quinn points out '[n]o paradigm is ever able to imagine the next one. It's almost impossible for one paradigm to imagine that there will even be a next one.'""
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  • The Ninja And Their Secret Fighting Art by Stephen Hayes has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "One of the things I have noticed about Mother Culture is that she uses psychological warfare to manipulate us into doing her bidding. I recommend chapter 7 of this book to anyone wishing to learn how to recognize when they are being emotionally manipulated into doing something they don't want to do. Once you learn to free yourself of all those "Buttons" that people can push to make you sad, angry, jealous, etc. then you take away one of Mother Cultures most effective weapons for getting you to stay in line and do what she wants."
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  • The Ohlone Way by Malcolm Margolin has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Ting Barrow...and Ting has this to say about the book: "Presents view of how a real hunter-gatherer society may have functioned for thousands of years in California."
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  • The Old Neighborhood : What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration, 1966-1999 by Ray Suarez has been suggested by Ishmael Network member George Gilman...and George has this to say about the book: "This book examines the richness and fullness of life in urban America and shows that "give support / get support" tribal living is not something unfamiliar or incompatible with urban life. Suarez makes a great presentation of both formal research and personal stories, showing that taking care of your neighbors and your neighborhood in a tribal fashion was standard operating proceedure in big city neighborhoods. He gives us a powerful reminder that, as recently as 30 years ago, this was still the rule rather than the exception and a lot of "Leaver Wealth" flourished in even the toughest neighborhoods of the toughest cities. He also looks at how we sold that birthright for a mess of pottage - In about half a lifetime we've managed to stomp out that supportive culture in favor of a prefabricated facade of suburban "affluence" that nobody really much likes, but that fewer and fewer people can seem to avoid contributing to. The book's a comfortable but compelling read and speaks to a lot of the frustrations of modern urban living that I hear from Ishmaelites and others who are concerned about "Taker expansion", especially as it's practiced in the suburban U.S.A. I personally loved this book because it's a great reminder that the tribal economy is not some foreign thing from Papua New Guinea or Neolithic times. Moving toward life outside the Taker economy is something we already know how to do, and we don't have to live out of dumpsters to do it."
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  • The Old Way of Seeing (And How to Get It Back) by Jonathan Hale has been suggested by Ishmael Network member david ferron...and david has this to say about the book: "how did things get so ugly? "he shows how buildings turned from expressions of the human spirit into structures laden with symbols.. he uncovers...the principles that animate beautiful buildings...he proposes that we can regain access to our former mastery to again make places that come alive.""
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  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Kelly Baumann...and Kelly has this to say about the book: "This book speaks of a more sustainable means of obtaining our food and reversing the "factory farm" mentality that society has so recently adopted. Much like Quinn's writing, I found this book very enlightening and helpful in considering another pathway of life and in a sense that it challenges the status quo. "
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  • The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka has been suggested by Ishmael Network member David Reid...and David has this to say about the book: ""I believe that if one fathoms deeply one's own neighborhood adn the everyday world in which ones lives, the greatest of worlds will be revealed." Fukuoka describes how he came to understand that nature will provide for us if only we assume our niche within the system. As personal and compelling as Ishmael, but more direct and practical."
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  • The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Shane Hunt...and Shane has this to say about the book: "This book is the philosophy of one other way to live, more specifically, of one other way to produce our food."
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  • The Origin of Conciousnes in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Alex Smith...and Alex has this to say about the book: "this book proposes an hypothesis regarding a massive shift in the development of the brain, language and psychology of the human animal during the early historical period. I havent thouroughly worked out all the cross reference implications with quinnian concepts and would appreciate if anyone else has read this book, any input or at least someone to talk with about it."
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  • The Origin of Humankind by Richard Leakey has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Mark Davern...and Mark has this to say about the book: "Very closely, it gives further evidence of Daniel's intuitive knowing of what is right and what is wrong. Gives the reasons why."
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  • The Ostrich Factor by Garrett Hardin has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Pam Kalish...and Pam has this to say about the book: "I recommend this book along with all Hardin's writings. Garrett Hardin was the first person to recognize the need to overcome the overpopulation "taboo" and discuss such unpopular subjects such as abortion. This is his latest book, but I also recommend "Living Within Limits" as well as his many related essays on "The Tragedy of the Commons". Until humans come to grips with their breeding habits while continuing to allow "the commons" to pay for such behavior, the environmental crise will continue to worsen."
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  • The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers and the Shaping of the World by Hugh Brody has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jennifer Sterling...and Jennifer has this to say about the book: "Hugh Brody is a Canadian anthropologist who has spent many years living with leaver peoples in the Canadian North. In this book he looks at hunter-gatherers and totalitarian agriculturalists as two seperate cultures with two distinct ways of living in the world, using the mirrors of language and religion with which to view them. Brody's conclusions match Quinn's, and he also encourages us to learn from the leaver way of living instead of trying to forget it and stamp it out."
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  • The Outsider by Colin Wilson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bob Coleman...and Bob has this to say about the book: "Wilson, Colin, 1956, The Outsider (paperback). Back cover: "The seminal work on alienation, creativity, and the modern mind-set. The "Outsider" is an individual engaged in an intense self-exploration--a person who lives at the edge, challenges cultural values, and "stands for Truth." Born into a world without perspective, where others simply drift through life, the Outsider creates his own set of rules and lives them in an unsympathetic environment. ... Wilson explores the psyche of the Outsider, his effect on society, and society's effect on him. Wilson illuminates the struggle of those who seek not only the transformation of Self but also the transformation of society as a whole.""
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  • The Oversoul Seven Trilogy by Jane Roberts has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Beckie Price...and Beckie has this to say about the book: "You may know Jane Roberts for her Seth books, but this is a fiction work that has been instrumental in changing my perception of time and space. It's a book that covers the topic of a multi-dimensional soul and the fact that all time happens simultaneously."
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  • The Palm Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutola has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Chad Walsh...and Chad has this to say about the book: "Amos Tutola's novel is an amazing combination of the African native cultures and "Western cultures" (of course we all know "western" is probably not the right word). Anyways, The palm wine drinkard is put forth in a myth/oral tale and is eloquently written. Unfortunatley my words cannot convey the true feeling and poetry of this book but is definitely worth checking out."
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  • The Path of Least Resistance : Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life by Robert Fritz has been suggested by Ishmael Network member John de Rosier...and John has this to say about the book: "THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE is a systems approach to creating that demonstrates, with down-to-earth systems models, the futility of using problem-solving approaches to create what we want. In short, Fritz clarifies what "vision" is really all about, and how "programs" and other problem-solving approaches will never (indeed cannot) produce the results we really want. An indispensable companion to Ishmael and a compass for those asking, "What do I do now?" Peter Senge, author of THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE says, "The principles and approach in THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE have been a cornerstone in my work..." Readers will find the ideas in this book both personally transforming and socially relevant."
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  • The Perpetual Prisoner Machine-How America Profits On Crime by Joel Dyer has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Antoine Kolmel...and Antoine has this to say about the book: "It is filled with facts about the state of America that has come along in the years.The prison industrial complex is a perfect example a the self-perpetuating propaganda and mind control deeply engrained in our culture and how we strive to maintain it for incredible profiting while dividing social classes and conveniently locking up the poor and disadvantaged ones at an inconcievable rate. Amazing yet depressing as all hell!"
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  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Stephanie Dorenbosch...and Stephanie has this to say about the book: "A family of white American Baptist missionaries travels to Africa in an attempt to save the souls of the natives, thinking that if they just show the natives the right Christian way of living, they'll choose it on their own. Buried in this book among the family drama and politics of the Belgian Congo is a message about forcing Westernization on people that have no use for it and whom it can only harm."
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  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Samantha Hess...and Samantha has this to say about the book: "At the beginning and the end of the book, this sentence:"This forest eats itself and lives forever.""
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  • The Post-Corporate World : Life After Capitalism by David C Korten has been suggested by Ishmael Network member john tanner...and john has this to say about the book: "Economics as if life matters"
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  • The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jeff Angelovich...and Jeff has this to say about the book: "One of the great MythDreamers of our time was Joseph Campbell. He made us aware of the myths that we interact with everyday and how myths affect our lives. He was right on about that (as we know). Come read more in a dialogue format with Bill Moyers about the way this great man perceived the world we lived in. A SUPER supplement to anything by Quinn..."
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  • The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Nicholas Chill...and Nicholas has this to say about the book: "Much like Quinn's books, Eckhart Tolle's works focus on the dysfunction that is our present human culture. The difference with Tolle's work, however, is that he focuses on the issue from the viewpoint of within ourselves. The answer comes from a spiritual place, at a level where we are all connected. Within the Stillness of our being."
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  • The Power Of One by Bryce Courtenay has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Andrew Stover...and Andrew has this to say about the book: "this book is the story of a young English boy growing up in South Africa during the beginings of Hitler's horrible rampages. The boy faces the cruel specter of racism and bigotry, trying to become a just and honorable man while fighting not only apartheid but while struggling against the hatred felt for the English by the Dutch."
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  • The Power of One: Authentic Leadership in Turbulent Times by Sharif Abdullah has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Brian Setzler...and Brian has this to say about the book: "A short book but inspiring book on leadership and the power of one individual to transform society."
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  • The Power of Silence by Carlos Castaneda has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Brian David...and Brian has this to say about the book: "...brings you yet a step closer to realizing who we are as life-forms..."
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  • The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bruce King...and Bruce has this to say about the book: "Gary Snyder has been writing prose and poetry (Pulitzer prize for "Turtle Island", 1975) for forty years drawing on his familiarity with native cultures, natural science, and Buddhist insight. He has singlehandedly opened a generations vision into, as he says, "the real work". Also read by GS: "Mountains and Rivers without End", "Turtle Island", and "No Nature" (among many others)."
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  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Xavier Sonnerat...and Xavier has this to say about the book: "A wise man's reflections on life."
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  • The Prophet by Khalil Gibran has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Erik Halliwell...and Erik has this to say about the book: "Poetry about life stages."
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  • The Prophets Way: Touching The Power of Life by Thom Hartmann has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jessica Warner...and Jessica has this to say about the book: "Hartman brings the reader along on his spiritual journey. He gives specific tools and methods for affecting positive change in the universe. He beleives that humans have lost touch with thier connection to the Earth and to their "inner divinity". Exposes some difficult and tough truths hiding behind the guise of "civilization"."
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  • The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many by Noam Chomsky has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jason B...and Jason has this to say about the book: "Some factual evidence regarding US economic policy's affect on the rest of the world from a noted Economist."
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  • The Quest by Tom Brown, Jr. has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Lucienne Binkerd-Dale...and Lucienne has this to say about the book: "It is an amazing story of the teachings of Stalking Wolf, an Apache scout who taught Tom Brown,, Jr. for many years - how to survive in the wilderness, about the earth, about the world of most humans today, and so much more. It shows what we ( this culture ) are doing to the earth. I found the possible futures it told about terrifying at points, but also hopeful. This is an amazing book. I hope you all read it."
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  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Christopher Vreeland...and Christopher has this to say about the book: "A wonderful description of the consequences of forcing ones own politics and religious beliefs on others."
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  • The Razors Edge by W. Somerset Maugham has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Sarah Jackel...and Sarah has this to say about the book: "The story of a man searching for the meaning of life. Attempting to make himself and the world a better place."
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  • The Religions of Man by Huston Smith has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Gus Steeves...and Gus has this to say about the book: "Originally written back in the 1950s, this now-out-of-print book looks at the major salvationist religions. Smith has clearly studied the subject in incredible depth (this is only one of MANY books he wrote on it), but, possibly because of when he wrote it, it has one glaring omission: Animism. Curiously, though, if you read between the lines, you can still see some of the ancient tribal/animist origins of some salvationist faiths (especially Hinduism and Judaism). He writes from a distinctly Taker POV (of course) and leaves out a few critical points, especially regarding the Judeo-Christian dualistic obsession with the devil. His stated goal is to be neutral and simply depict the faiths from the believers' POV, but some statements cry out for proof (and are unprovable). Otherwise, this tome is a pretty good and fairly readable summary of the major tenets of the big religions and a necessary look at the ideology animism is up against."
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  • The Revenge of Gaia by James Lovelock has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Kevin Gadomski...and Kevin has this to say about the book: "Earth's Climate Crisis and The Fate of Humanity."
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