The world knows that Dear Leader is an avid reader. Back in his first term Barack Obama even attempted joining the Venezuelan Book Club, when Chavez himself gifted him with Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent in front of the cameras.
From one dystopia to another, for March we’re crossing off arguably the most hyped and quoted libertarian read, George Orwell’s 1984.
In saying that though, long-term PDers will recall that we already covered Orwell’s Animal Farm, since our staff felt that book was clearly the superior of the two.
Well, to be honest we were just waiting for Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin to tell the world not to.
If you are in the market for a fresh take on defining that better, then Srinivas Rao’s The Art of Being Unmistakable: A Collection of Essays About Making a Dent in The Universe is a great fit.
Our special December Book Club selection for this year is streaks more jovial than last year’s Animal Farm.
For November, we have a special treat in store for all of you Book Club PDers. Instead of our usual depressing Holocaust fare, or extensional Ray Kurzweil, PD decided to go with some laughs---with a little bit of politics sprinkled in.
Hey, Jack! The world is stressful enough, without having to force down 300 pages of mankind being screwed into oblivion.
Let’s look at our picks.