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KarenUK
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#weeklyforecast @Cinfhen
Just starting all 3....

- Dear Sugar will complete my #Pop19 challenge (doing an audio print combo) It has me at the introduction! I‘m loving the term “ radical empathy”!

- Thank you lovely friend for the Shriver novella I just know I‘m going to love...😘

- Tell me everything is set at a liberal arts college, which basically is my catnip 🐱 so fingers crossed...🤞💕

squirrelbrain Ooh I like the sound of Tell Me Everything.... 😁 19h
Chab256 I am also currently reading Tiny Beautiful Things 😉 18h
Cinfhen And lets be honest...the cover of Tell Me Everything is right in your heart box 💙💙💙 17h
KarenUK @cinfhen I hadn‘t thought of that, but it so is! 🌊🌊🌊💕 16h
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RiaWritten
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I sent in my final final paper of the semester! I'm free for winter break! Aaaaaaaah!!!

Caterina That'll be me next Friday night! Congratulations, what a great feeling!! 🎉🎉🎉 1d
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Amiable
The Border: A Novel | Don Winslow
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Day 7 of #adventrecommends

Another favorite from 2019. This is the last in a trilogy that began with “The Power of the Dog” and continues with “The Cartel.”

vivastory I can't wait to read this. Cartel was one of my favorites of the year. 1d
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Pogue
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Pickpick

@rustoryhuf thank you for sending me this amazing book. I read March by John Lewis at the beginning of the year and this is a great book to go along with the graphic novels Rep. Lewis wrote.

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DreeMorris
Deaf Republic: Poems | Ilya Kaminsky
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Pickpick

Excellent collection of connected poems. In an unnamed town, residents become deaf when occupying forces kill a boy. They use signs and puppets to communicate, while the puppet master‘s girls kill soldiers one by one. A parable of current events—how so many pretend nothing is happening, going deaf to news. A #nationalbookaward finalist for #poetry

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alyxyo
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There is no country in world history in which racism has been more important, for so long a time, as the United States.

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alyxyo
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If there are necessary sacrifices to be made for human progress, is it not a central to hold to the principle that those to be sacrificed must make the decision themselves? We can all decide to give up something of ours, but do we have the right to throw into the pyre the children of others, or even our own children, for a progress which is not nearly as cleaner or present as sickness or health, life or death?

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alyxyo

The treatment of heroes (Columbus) and their victims (the Arawaks) -- the quiet acceptance of conquest and murder in the name of progress -- is only one aspect of a certain approach to history in which the past is told from the point of view of governments, conquerors, diplomats, leaders.

alyxyo It is as if they, like Columbus, deserve universal acceptance, as if they -- the Founding Fathers, Jackson, Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt, Kennedy, the leading members of Congress, the famous justices of the Supreme Court -- represent the nation as a whole. The pretense is that there really is such thing as "the United States," subject to occasional conflicts and quarrels, but fundamentally a community of people with common interests. 3d
alyxyo It is as if there really is a "national interest" represented and the Constitution, in territorial expansion, in the laws passed by Congress, the decisions of the courts, the development of capitalism, the culture of education and the mass media. 3d
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My viewpoint, in telling the history of the United States, is different: that we must not accept the memory of states as our own. Nations are not communities and never have been.

alyxyo The history of any country presented at the history of a family conceals fierce conflicts of interests (sometimes exploding, most often repressed) between conquerors and conquered, masters and slaves, capitalists and workers, dominators and dominated, in race and sex. 3d
alyxyo And in such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus once said, not to be in the side of the executioners. 3d
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EH2018
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#wintergames Christmas Vacation time!

MidnightBookGirl Love this movie! 6pts 4d
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