1. #7 Akira

    Sat 23 February 2019 By Andrew McConachie

    Akira

    In high school I had two things scrawled on my backpack. "Generalizations suck" and "Akira is coming, but Tetsuo will be first." Generally speaking, generalizations still suck and Akira is still coming. I loved Akira as a teenager. It's a great story, beautifully animated and completely ahead of its time …

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  2. #6 Philip K. Dick

    Mon 04 February 2019 By Andrew McConachie

    PKD  Move

    Our next entry isn't a book and it isn't a book pairing either. It's an author, Philip K. Dick (PKD). It's difficult to determine which book of Dick's impressed on me the most, so this post is about the author and not any specific book of his.

    PKD's consistent theme …

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  3. #5 American Taxation, American Slavery

    Sun 27 January 2019 By Andrew McConachie

    American Taxation, American Slavery, by Robin L. Einhorn

    American Taxation, American Slavery

    I hate slavery. I'm not sure why it really gets under my skin. There are plenty of things to hate in this world as terrible acts of oppression, but I have a particular problem with slavery. No one really defends it anymore …

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  4. #4 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Mon 14 January 2019 By Andrew McConachie

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    When I was a freshman at University I only had one friend. I was incredibly gregarious in high school, but when I got to Uni I decided it best to buckle down, be anti-social and focus on getting good grades …

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  5. #3 The Great Transformation

    Mon 07 January 2019 By Andrew McConachie

    The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time, by Karl Polanyi

    The Great Transformation

    I like reading economic histories and this book is the best economic history I've ever read. I'm not alone in this opinion, The Great Transformation is widely recognized as one of the best works on the …

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