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Have you read them all, /his/?
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>>541898
>4chan.com
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>>541898
top lel
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>>541898

What did Keegan and the (admittedly outdated) Tuchman do to deserve being put on this meme list?
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>pic related is not on the meme list
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>>541898
>Zinn

Top Cuck
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>>541898
>The God Delusion
>A People's History
This is a joke, right?
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Here from top left to right and then down:

Shit (but could have been good)
Decent but propaganda
Entertaining but shit
Prettt good but overrated
Decent but muh personality politics/thesis
Didn't read
Overrated and dry as balls; responsible for ridiculous modern view of Christianity
Didn't read
Didn't read
Complete shit and I'm an atheist
Ebin fucking with stats to argue le racial realism meme
Shit but the author is an interesting dude
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>>541950
>GGG
>good
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>>541950
>disagreeing with the bell curve for politcal reasons
how are you doing richard lewontin?
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>>541898
>Decline and Fall on the meme history list

Woah now. That's one meme too far. Decline and Fall is a verified masterpiece. Putting it next to anything by Jared Diamond is disgraceful. Are you hating on it just because of its popularity? Or are you just a butthurt Christfag?
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>>541898

It's pretty clear that this list was compiled democratically by contending factions.

It remains true to the early days of the board: an unholy and impossible fusion of /lit/ and /pol/.
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you forgot a few

>the jungle
>capital
>atlas shrugged

all core books
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>>542681
This. Although Gibbons book is outdated, his citation standards shit on everything else of the time.
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>>541898
>Dawkins
>Zinn

I won't click on that to see the rest of it. Disgusting.
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>>541898
>4chan.com
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>>541950
The Bell Curve doesn't even talk about race.
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>>541950
>>542642
>>542940
It's almost as if...as if...

The person in question...didn't...they didn't...read the book...

But nah there's no way that could possibly happen I'm sure that anon is right and everyone who likes The Bell Curve is just a backwards racist.
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>>541950
Saying a book is dry is code-word for saying I didn't understand it.

Decline and Fall is extremely poetic at times, you just have too much autism to see the histories overtures tbqh familia
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>>542975
Not necessarily.

For example, I've read most of the Bell Curve (some chapters just didn't interest me at all, sue me) and I understood it. It's hard not to since they break everything down very well and honestly they sometimes linger on topics for too long in an attempt to make their points crystal clear.

But with that being said, having understood and liked it I have to admit that book was dry and dull as fuck. And I can imagine most people who don't get aroused at the idea of reading through 600 or so pages of statistics would agree with me.
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>>541898
this is /his/ recommended? more like /pol/. that's a garbage ass recommendation list
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>>541898
damn this is a fucking pleb list. I know it's bait, but we really need to come up with something better before people actually start believing it

>Gallic War - Julius Casar
>The Histories - Herodotus
>The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon
okay these are actually good.

lets split this into arbitrary groups of historical literature, contemporary literature, and philosophy. I'll add some things and we can argue about them. If we argue enough, I can a recommendation image that follows whatever consensus.

>historical literature
Gallic War - Julius Caesar
The Histories - Herodotus
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Gibbon
The Analects of Confucius
The Bible/The Qur'an (perhaps Asimov's Guide to the Bible)
The Art of War - Sun-Tzu

>contemporary literature
The Great War - Ian Beckett
Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy - David Stevenson
A History of the English Speaking Peoples - Winston Churchill
An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt - Kathryn Bard
The Ancient Celts - Barry Cunliffe
The Cambridge Ancient History
Records of the Grand Historian: Qin and Han Dynasties - Sima Qian

>Philosophy
Plato and the Socratic Dialogues
Rhetoric - Aristotle
Diogenes
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Discourse on Method and the Meditations - Rene Descartes
etc.

Philosophy/Religion isn't exactly my field of interest, and this is just a quick list so feel free to pick this post apart and suggest others and better things
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>>541898
>meme list
the fuck is Guns of August doing on there?
or Rise and Fall for that matter
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>>541898
This is an amazing troll chart, it has a delicious blend of blatant and subtle.

9/10
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>>543194
Guns of August and Rise and Fall of the Third Reich are both great
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Jewish Revisionism: The Collection.
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>>541931
I have read this book and all it is about is an Israeli complaining about how we were better off in the stone age and that capitalism is a form of religion.
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>>541898
>Edward Gibbon
>Must read

You must be joking right?
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>>541898
Bellum Gallicum is the only good book in this list.
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>>541898
>4chan /his/ recommendation guide
>More like edgelord guide to /pol/
Half of these books are not commendable in any way.
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This looks pretty good. What does /his/ think?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Face_of_Battle
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>>542845
>>542995
>>546696
/pol/ here

None of us read, but we know that GGG is wrong because something about >muh domesticated zebras and that we like The Bell Curve,which is the only /pol/ book on this list - and most of you seem in favor of it.
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>>541898
This is actually pretty good b8.
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>>543194
I keep hearing that Gibbon is garbage. I've never read it before, but why does everyone seem to hate the book?
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>>541931
It's bonkers and the guy is a literal autistic faggot (literally)
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>>547536
It's the greatest history book in the world two bee age.
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>>545019
That happens entirely too often.

>get recommended a book by a friend
>"it really changed my perspective on things man"
>I read it
>Its just some sanctimonious luddite trying to convince people that humans were better off as a species as hunter gatherers, with a sizing helping of 'da white man ruins everything' thrown in


I am so fucking sick of people falling for the hunter gatherer utopian society meme

fucking historical revisionist REEEEEE
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Including Herodotus has actually triggered a post traumatic response in me :/ I hope you're fucking happy shitlord.
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>>547536

Gibbon was the one who started the "Rome fell because of degeneration and Christianity" meme. Or at least popularized it.
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>>541898

this better be a fucking joke.

everything in "The Bell Curve" was refuted ages ago.

"Guns, Germs and Steel" is highly criticized nowadays.

"The God Delusion" isn't even about history, what the fuck?
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>>542642
>>542952

http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s5877.html

Inequality by Design:
Cracking the Bell Curve Myth

(Princeton University)

https://books.google.de/books?hl=en&lr=&id=1RXSBwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=the+bell+curve&ots=GJWXv1y7P3&sig=vBW861tynphNuz-BG9LwPXrKFDA#v=onepage&q=the%20bell%20curve&f=false

Intelligence, Genes, and Success: Scientists Respond to The Bell Curve

(Harvard University)

https://books.google.de/books?hl=en&lr=&id=p5XrN3Mox-0C&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=the+bell+curve&ots=o3QCvENZw6&sig=D8g21czXITWzu4P-_42baGU1aUY#v=onepage&q=the%20bell%20curve&f=false

The Bell Curve Wars: Race, Intelligence, and the Future of America

(Steven Fraser: The Nation / New York Times)


/pol/ Blown The Fuck Out once again

this piece of shit book was refuted only months after it came out

stay delusional you sad cunts

stormniggers on suicide watch
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>>546817

>/pol/ here

>None of us read

COLOUR ME SURPRISED
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OP you made a mistake thats not the actual official list. Here is the real one.
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>>547761

triggerhappytv.jpeg
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>>543444
Guns of August is Anti-German propaganda by a communist spy.
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>>547661
Is that the only reason he's disliked? I'm sure he cites more reasons than those two to the fall of Rome
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