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RE: What are you currently reading?
(08-08-2017 04:37 AM)Moma Wrote:  I am reading 'After Hours' by Edwin Torres which is the basis for one of my favourite Pacino films (Carlito's Way).

Besides "A Red Carpet Affair"?

The Rise and Fall of the Nazi Party
The Book of Five Rings

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(08-08-2017 04:40 AM)h3ltrsk3ltr Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 04:37 AM)Moma Wrote:  I am reading 'After Hours' by Edwin Torres which is the basis for one of my favourite Pacino films (Carlito's Way).

Besides "A Red Carpet Affair"?

The Rise and Fall of the Nazi Party
The Book of Five Rings

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(08-08-2017 05:23 AM)Moma Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 04:40 AM)h3ltrsk3ltr Wrote:  
(08-08-2017 04:37 AM)Moma Wrote:  I am reading 'After Hours' by Edwin Torres which is the basis for one of my favourite Pacino films (Carlito's Way).

Besides "A Red Carpet Affair"?

The Rise and Fall of the Nazi Party
The Book of Five Rings

[email protected] 'A Red Carpet Affair' lololololol

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RE: What are you currently reading?
I'm interested in reading "the way of men" by Jack Donovan because it was endorsed by a guy I like.. but Jack's an open ho mo and I don't believe someone in that orientation can tell me much worth knowing

Anyone read it? Have any thoughts? Feel free to PM me cause I'm rarely in this section of the forum
08-11-2017 03:35 PM
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(08-11-2017 03:35 PM)Beijong Wrote:  I'm interested in reading "the way of men" by Jack Donovan because it was endorsed by a guy I like.. but Jack's an open ho mo and I don't believe someone in that orientation can tell me much worth knowing

Anyone read it? Have any thoughts? Feel free to PM me cause I'm rarely in this section of the forum

Not to sound like an SJW but you should be more open minded on this matter. Jack offers a ton of insight on masculinity, tribalism, etc. and the lack thereof in today's society. Sure he's gay, but even if you don't want to look at him as a role model for men you can at least read what he has to say.

I read it a while back. You can read my review here:

http://masculinebooks.com/2015/07/30/the...k-donovan/

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RE: What are you currently reading?
The Missionaries by Owen Stanley is hilarious!
08-22-2017 11:17 AM
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
08-25-2017 12:01 PM
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RE: What are you currently reading?
East of Eden - John Steinbeck.

Never bothered reading it in college. Always cheated on the essays. It's a pretty good book. There's a lot of wisdom and insight imparted with the anecdotes. I also think it captures the slice of life quite nicely--there's random anecdotes that are a bit absurd, but they're well written, humorous and dark, and thought provoking--kind of like the human experience.

I do have a problem with how overwritten it is. It kind of drags on like a Russian novel. If I remember correctly, it takes about ~230 pages before the background context is really set and the main allegory of the story--that of Genesis, and Cain and Abel, are uncovered. I think this quality kind of taints the novel for me, and a reason why I can't appreciate it like others. It can be ramble on and a pain to read at times. And also Steinbeck's writing is (subjectively) outdated.

I am not putting this on "the best books I've ever read" list, but I'll finish it.
09-04-2017 09:19 PM
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Just finished The Open Society by Karl Popper. It's a good counter balance to a lot of the sort of ideas I've been exposed to the last 2 or so years on this forum and other sites that are part of the red pill ecosystem. The second half of the book is mostly devoted to attacking Marxism though it's clear that Popper seems to be more concerned about right-wing fascism then leftists.
09-05-2017 12:56 AM
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RE: What are you currently reading?
Women's Infidelity: Living in Limbo

by Michelle Langley

For those of us that have heard wife/ex-wife state the following:

"I'm not haaappy"
"I'm bored"
"I don't feel sexy anymore"

even though you've delivered what you are "supposed to deliver" in the marriage.

Langley reports having interviewed dozens of women in various stages of affairs as background on the book. Of course anonymity is provided so we receive a presumably more candid report.

Langley describes the unwrapping process of female infidelity and marriage breakdown that many of us have lived (on both sides), with predictable hamstering. Her description of how many marriages go wrong and the thought processes traveling along the hamster-path will resonate with many married men here, particularly post red-pill.

Her Stages of Infidelity:

1. "Something's Missing." Wife avoids sex with husband, fakes ailments, comes to bed at separate times, freezes up, feels "violated" by husband. Red Pill Translation: This is the beginning of Beta-revulsion in the marriage.

2. Sparked Desire from External Source. A one-night stand, flirting at the store, old fling facebook contact: whatever it is - she now feels sexy again (note: husband not involved or aware of this of course) and will "get her groove" back. Tingles and obsession with a better orgasm are acknowledged. Yes, the wife just wants to get off as bad as the husband, just not with his boring self. Identity crisis ensues (slut-shame for those of us on RVF). Justification ensues (beta husband "deserves it anyway"), leading to the caustic/sarcastic phase of the relation.

3. Cheating heart. She knows it is wrong, has internal conflict, does it anyway. Hamster rationalization: "he wasn't meeting my needs" or other man was "real soulmate that I missed." Marriage limbo deepens, Average Frustrated Chump/husband entreaties are futile, she detests spending time with husband, often times affair intensifies or she seeks separation "to find herself," aka finding fresh cock. Once the affair ends (other man declines commitment) then she experiences grief and loneliness and takes out the pain on you-know-who: Beta Husband. So now the marriage is in deep limbo, she continues to sabotage the relation, only occasionally servicing husband to keep him on-the-hook. Many women report they would provide no-notice blowjobs to their husbands to assuage their guilt and throw-the-beta-a-bone, but they really had no interest in husband and were still in limbo pursuing the bigger, better deal.

4. Resignation. Either they stay in the stale marriage and continue affair or they divorce. If they marry their affair partner, they soon find themselves having the same emotions as in Marriage #1.... And the cycle continues.

Of course the AFC husband is the last to know what is going on, often getting notice when he is served, and even then not knowing the truth (of course she is stacking the divorce-court deck in her favor).

Much hamstering is provided along the way (primarily diatribes against slut-shame), but I am aware of many men who can pick out the phases in their own marriages. There is some deep truth in this book, even if it is a female dishing it out.

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RE: What are you currently reading?
Just picked up Influence: Persuasion by Robert Cialdini from the library.

I have been reading Captain Underpants type comic in Spanish to practice Spanish as well lol.

I also picked up Don Quijote ( graphic novel) in Spanish from the library but that looks a little advanced for me at the moment.
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"The Vampire Economy: Doing Business Under Fascism" by Guenter Reimann. (Free copy via Mises Institute: https://mises.org/library/vampire-economy)

The book, published just months before the outbreak of WWII, documents what a shitshow the Nazi economy really was. I'm about halfway through it, and the parallels with the world of "Atlas Shrugged" are so pronounced that I have to believe Rand read the book and modeled the political economy of the looters and moochers on its reality.

All through school and into college, I was taught that Nazi economic policy was monopoly/oligarch capitalism, or capitalism taken to its logical conclusion, or a capitalist reaction against social democracy - but always somehow capitalism. Far from it. The pre-war Reich economy was an ever-escalating carnival of price controls, wage controls, raw materials rationing, state central planning, misallocation of resources due to state diktats and leadership whims, corruption, currency controls, high taxes, coerced "charity" donations, Party cronyism, over-regulation, labor immobility, wholesale undermining of private property, and all-around coercive meddling in and direction of economic affairs by the state/Party at all levels of government and business.

None of which are capitalist, if by "capitalism" is meant the voluntary exchange of value for value.

Indeed, whatever its stated topic each of the case studies so far presented hinges on the fact that a businessman, tradesman, laborer, merchant, farmer, or what-have-you is explicitly not permitted to engage in voluntary exchange, but must have his purchases and sales and wages and prices and whatnot approved by commissars and/or Party leaders. Implicit in that commonly-used definition of capitalism are private property and the rule of law, the latter in the sense of a body of rules, practices, traditions, etc. which are known and understandable to the parties to the exchange and whose violations carry predictable consequences known in advance and applied equally to all in equivalent situations. If the Nazis' lack of respect for private property wasn't already obvious from their expropriations from the Jews and conquered territories, the book offers numerous typical examples of the Reich and/or the Party seizing property or resources or portions of large companies, installing Party members within medium and large firms to exercise de facto control whoever owned the firms on paper, and generally interfering with the freedom of individuals to buy, sell, use, and dispose of plant, equipment, and materials at their own discretion which is the defining feature of private property.

In all of this, the Nazis skirted around and outright broke laws, traditions, established industry rules, union contracts, etc., while piling on regulations and laws and directives of their own which were either incomprehensible, impossible to comply with, or contradictory, and applied haphazardly depending on the specific situation or individuals involved. A businessman could never know when or if or how he might run afoul of some secret policy or unpublished directive, whether an approval once granted might be revoked on a whim, or whether complying with the orders of one functionary or Party official today would get him imprisoned by a rival one tomorrow. He had to employ special lawyers to navigate the regulatory environment where possible and negotiate back-room favors where compliance wasn't possible, all to avoid running afoul of a Kafkaesque bureaucracy operating on the rule that "most of what is not compulsory is forbidden, the rest is both at the same time, whichever of these categories you think applies is wrong, and what it is now could change at any second". Obviously not the rule of law in action, and a level of business uncertainty that no capitalist would want.

I'm currently in the middle of the case study of Volkswagen. I knew that VW originated with the Nazis, but even so the details of its establishment are surprising to me - I can only imagine the reaction that making a Bug/Bus-driving hippie or VW-driving hipster or gay man aware of all this would produce.
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The Decline of the West - Oswald Spengler. Still in the early part of the book - but I can already tell it's an intellectual tour de force. It outlines the different stages every civilization goes through (technically culture, Civilization is what happens in the decaying stages).

Parts of it are blowing my mind. For example, Buddhism is a reaction to the decay in ancient Hindu civilization, the same way Stoicism was. I never made that connection. Or the connection that there's a specific reason why Buddhism and Stoicism seem so popular - it's because the West is going through the same decay stage and thus people need the same type of philosophical system to cope with it.

This notion of time being cyclical is described in Hindu philosophy quite a bit with the yugas. Though it's fascinating to read an analogous treaties discussing specifics cultures - eight of them! - and how they all go through the same stages.

I'm partly fascinated because I've been struggling to align myself with living in a society that seems 'off' - I'm sure many of us here on RVF have noticed there's something deeply wrong with the society we live, yet we can't put our finger on it. This book is proving to be tremendously elucidating. Just the introduction itself was intellectually exciting.

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09-09-2017 01:11 AM
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Liberal Fascists by Jonah Goldberg. The most striking thing about this book is that it made realise: this liberal bullshit, with statue toppling and student protests, isn't a new thing. It's been going on for fucking years.

It of course covers Mussolini and Hitler, and goes into liberal antics during various Presidencies. Hillary also gets a mention, though this book came out in 2007 so there's no comment on recent events.

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A Throne of Bones by Vox Day, best fantasy I've read in awhile.

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Started "Efficiency" by WSP
Have read 1/3 so far. Some great concepts and hacks. The fitness part is surprisingly okish
09-12-2017 02:08 AM
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Barely started "Brains and Bullets: How Psychology Wins Wars" by Leo Murray.
I sense a great read. The book attempts to show what is going on in a soldiers' heads in a real combat. Might be actually very useful to me, as I have just returned to Poland from Uk. In the process of joining our Obrona Terytorialna (Territorial Defence); military unit.
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(09-10-2017 03:17 AM)Praetor Lupus Wrote:  Liberal Fascists by Jonah Goldberg. The most striking thing about this book is that it made realise: this liberal bullshit, with statue toppling and student protests, isn't a new thing. It's been going on for fucking years.

It of course covers Mussolini and Hitler, and goes into liberal antics during various Presidencies. Hillary also gets a mention, though this book came out in 2007 so there's no comment on recent events.

Try reading The Closing of the American Mind (Bloom) or The Quest for Cosmic Justice (Sowell). The problems we're seeing now have legitimately been escalating for half of a century.
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On The Road - The Original Scroll. 60 years on. Curious about what of Kerouac's writing had to be censored back then and in actual fact, until ten years ago.
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"Stories to Caution the World," second volume of the Chinese "sanyan" collections compiled and edited by Ming Dynasty-era writer Feng Menglong. The stories are adventures involving women, business, politics, or all three. It can be sort of long-winded and you need a basic understanding of Chinese culture to appreciate it, but there's a lot of unconventional yet ultimately traditional moral guidance in it that affirms a lot of what is discussed here at RVF.
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Finally got around to picking up Art of the Deal today. Good stuff so far. My favourite part is where Trump moved to Manhattan in 1971 and tried joining that exclusive club.

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Currently reading Steven Lee Myer's "The New Tsar: The rise and the reign of Vladimir Putin".

Brilliant book. Exposes how Putin clinched onto power.
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Has anyone read Presidents Keepers by Jacques Pauw? It is about Jacob Zuma and is free in the internet.
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The Art of the Deal by The Donald, I picked it up on Kindle on Amazon. I've been reading it on my PC that I have some breathing room with no homework from grad school this weekend.

Every guy who wants to do well in life should read this. It's actually helping me see things through different eyes and it's pretty clear how he was able to win when everyone in the political side wrote him off as a joke. It was the things he discussed that made him like not being a doormat and thinking big. I've already been doing that over time since I've been on this blog. That section reassured me I should keep doing what I'm doing.
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Also working on the Art of the Deal, plus The Tactical Guide to Women: how men can manage risk in dating and marriage.

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