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Peter Bagge’s Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me

Peter Bagge’s Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me

I've been enjoying cartoonist Peter Bagge's contributions to Reason Magazine for years now, which I've always read on their website. But now Fantagraphics has collected them into a great-looking trade paperback! Here's a PDF of a free chapter (link). (more…)

The three most popular books in Guantanamo Bay

The three most popular books in Guantanamo Bay

The ever inspiring Marbury points out that there are now 13,500 books in the library at Guantanamo Bay, serving the remaining 229 prisoners. (more…)

Spies in Canada

Spies in Canada

Canada is apparently a hive of foreign spies and Ottawa is "crawling with them," according to an Ottawa Citizen article about a new book, titled Nest of Spies. The book was written by an investigative journalist and a former intelligence officer with the RCMP Security Service and Canadian Security Intelligence Service. If the article is any [...]

The Masonic Myth, by Jay Kinney. A no B.S. history of Freemasonry

The Masonic Myth, by Jay Kinney. A no B.S. history of Freemasonry

I became interested in the Masons after reading Robert Anton Wilson's books. I also thought Masonic pocket watches were cool looking. When I told my friend's father that the Masons intrigued me, he revealed that he was a member and invited me to join ("To be one, ask one"). A lot of histories of Freemasonry have been written over the years. I [...]

HOWTO: Avoid cognitive blind-spots, save money, and be happy

HOWTO: Avoid cognitive blind-spots, save money, and be happy

Inspired by Dan Ariely's book Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Lives, Jeff Atwood used its list of cognitive blind-spots endemic to our species and produced a list of nine ways to avoid making decisions that will make you unhappy later. 5. Design for Procrastination. Ariely conducted an experiment on his class. Students [...]

New book on conspiracies and Shermer’s skeptical take on the topic

New book on conspiracies and Shermer’s skeptical take on the topic

In Scientific American, skeptic Michael Shermer presents his take on why people believe in conspiracies, even the most unlikely ones. Shermer raves about a new book on the subject by Arthur Goldwag, titled "Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies: The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, The Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, The New World [...]

William Patry’s MORAL PANICS AND THE COPYRIGHT WARS: Elegant, calm, reasonable history of the copyfight

William Patry’s MORAL PANICS AND THE COPYRIGHT WARS: Elegant, calm, reasonable history of the copyfight

Few people are as qualified to write a book about the copyright wars as William Patry: former copyright counsel to the US House of Reps, advisor the Register of Copyrights, Senior Copyright Counsel for Google, and author of the seven-volume Patry on Copyright, widely held to be the single most authoritative work on US copyright ever [...]

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