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What does Afrochan like to read?
Pic related, one of the best books I read last year.
Sowell's analysis in this work has not just added another dimension to the way I think about our present state of affairs, but also offers interesting insight into what makes cultures prosper and what it takes to uplift them, both at the individual and group levels.
He also sheds light on the institutional and (anti-)economic forces that drive societal and cultural decay.
I think everyone on this board needs to read Léopold Sédar Senghor and Patrice Lumumba's work, starting with the latter's "Africa, it's time to rise up" speech.
The last two books I read are Mary Higgins Clark's "All dressed in white" and Sorj Chalandon's "The Fourth Wall". The first one is bullshit, typical "blonde women and their romantic problems. Also, murder to solve (which they want to solve because it's about a blonde woman and her romantic problems).
The latter on the other hand, definitely is worth a read. It is about a frenchman who decides to direct the play Antigone by Jean Anouilh in the middle of war-torn Lebanon with actors from every side (christians, druzes, Palestinian, Lebanese, etc) just like the play was originally played duriong the french occupation. Reality ensues in this book. 8/10 would read again.
Sowell's books are some items most of us need to read at some point. I wish I could find someone to criticize it though without name calling. The few I have found basically call him an uncle tom and leave it there without refuting anything.
It's really a shame that there seem to be no real critiques that are at the same level as his analysis, unless I've overlooked something.
As much as I enjoy his writings, I like to crossreference information, and the only real reads that I can use to do that are primary sources.