I was going to post in this thread before but never got around to reading through the whole thing to see if my suggestions had all ready been post. Here’s what I recommend, in no particular order:
Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser
Details the woes of fast food with out just being an anti-McDonalds rant. If you’ve ever eaten or plan on continuing to eat fast food, give this a read.
Them – John Ronson
John Ronson is an “investigative journalist” similar in style to Louis Theroux (sp??). This book is about his dealings with extremists from all walks of life. Islamic, Neonazi etc etc.
This, despite being an C18th book, is still highly amusing and very relevant. It’s the tale of Candide’s adventures around the world – however it’s not the adventures themselves which are important, it’s what things represent and what you learn from inference in the dialogue between the people. Apparently Voltare had a lockup in the Bastille because of this book which at the time really set the cat among the pigeons.
Currently I’m reading Stupid White Men by Michael Moor. Though I don’t agree with all he says and all his ideas, on the whole it’s very good. The “Dow wow wow” chapter, is incredibly accurate and I particularly liked the list of Bushes “achievements” in office. Makes me glad I don’t live in America, yet also makes me worry that the UK doesn’t end up the same way.
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