"Oh for goodness sakes. "A Story of Violent Faith" So of course, I'm impressed that some western person has been curious enough to look into a "violent faith" and accurately report on the inhuman practices of Islam. No, this book is not about Islam. It's about the offshoot-Mormons. Real courageous there, Krakauer."
"contradictory -- was Che the monster responsible for murdering thousands upon thousands of homosexuals and dissenters, or was he the arrogant gasbag who exaggerated everything about himself and failed at every undertaking? He certainly died a coward."
"Easier reading than I thought it would be. Government as it is instituted serves some or most of the needs of the people. Why overthrow EVRYTHING about the old customs in order to produce change? Against violent fanatacism and heaven-on-earth utopianism."
"How far the mighty fall. Paine refuses to condemn even the most hideous atrocities of the French Revolution, and indeed, imagines that other countries should applaud and emulate them. Was he secretly paid by the National Assembly to produce this? One must wonder."