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50 years ago today
Why did he do it?
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Get a load of this faggot
>I read about his death the other day, it read like a dark comedy sketch. Especially the part when his friend failed to cut his head off three times. Hilarious.
I have studied Japanese history and I know exactly how much of a big deal it is for a true friend to chop off the head neatly and when I read that part I was fucking laughing hysterically
Imagined that poor chap going
>aight aight aight CHOP ffffffffffffff shit CRACK fuckkkkkk ok wait CHOPPPP GODDFCKIBNDAMNIT CHOP CHOP CHOP I hope mom and dad aren't watching CHOP
shut the fuck up, christcuck
You probably think Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco is good
is the life in 4 chapters good bros?

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>at university
>classmates are intelligent and interesting people
>fast forward 10 years
>their lives are utterly depressing
>one woman writes blog posts for an SEO business with title like "top 10 ways to improve your Google ranking"
>one guy is "team manager" for some soulless IT support company
>the rest are doing shitty min wage manual work
>almost all of them in dead-end jobs
>only things they enjoy in life is watching netflix in the evenings and drinking on the weekend
>suddenly start thinking what if Marx was right about all that alienation shit?
>remember the catastrophic failures of communism
>realize that the alternative is even worse

Are there any books that offer a viable alternative based on evidence and not utopian dreams?
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>we need a new word for dictatorship merged with corporate power. Lets call it the third position. That'll trick the dummies.
communism is better.
>>remember the catastrophic failures of communism
That's your problem.
This. Neo-luddism is the only way out of this disgusting predicament which we find ourselves stuck in.
honestly read zizek. people say hes a marxist but hes really just a hegelian who uses psychoanalysis to criticize both marxism and liberalism.

true dialectics are the only way, anon

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I've been struggling to find this picture that I only vaguely remember from when I was a kid ~25+ years ago: it showed a house built into the trunk of a large tree, in a river crossing/swamp/bog area. All around were other buildings where other forest critters lived.

I keep thinking it's wind in the willows or some version of it, but nothing I find brings this picture back to mind. All I remember was that it was in a book when I was much younger, and that the homes MAY have been labeled. Help me out?

Why is it so controversial? People working at the publishing house were literally crying tears at their bosses about how they shouldn’t publish it

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>any social structure is damaging to the human psyche
Where did you get this from lmao
I'm a med student and well, I agree with the pharmacist. Her history of autoimmune disorders and some common diseases explain most, if not all, of this drugs.
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only 3 of those are prescriptive rules, the rest are just him describing shit. also the first rule is about establishing order, but the title is 'beyond order'. what the heck JP? what's wrong with you?
why do you think this is a both sides thing? there's not point in criticizing the republicans because they aren't doing shit except slowing down the democrats. just because you recognize democrats are crazy doesn't make you a "member of the other team".
I can't tell if this is real

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>Recommended reading charts (Look here before asking for vague recs)



>Latest Sanderson (Rhythm of War):
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Is the time machine hard to read?
Read the words from left to right, top to bottom. When you get to the bottom of the page, go to the next one.
Why are we getting all these newfags asking for non rape books? Don't they know sffg was founded on the GRI principle?
>book is shit
I'm not the guy that you're replying to. I've read that book and I think it's great. Maybe you are the one that is shit?
What kind of a stupid question is this? It's not Black Company is a complicated book or anything. Just remember Darling and Raven.

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How to report a spelling mistake I found in a book, I will raise hell over this. I bought this book and I expect it to be error free, how do I complain too.
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Just screech like some Twitter liberal about gow the t preceding tortoise is highly transphobic and unacceptable
In the 70s some publishers used to sometimes send out freebies to people who pointed out typos in their books, or so I have heard. You probably won't get that but might as well send them an email
I will do this, thanks!
Write an email to the publisher or something.
They'll probably never fix it because if you're in the US, they'd need to resubmit the book to the Congress of Library and all that archival bullshit that costs time and money to renew the registry.
Based Godel, Escher, and Bach reader.

1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
2. The universe began to exist.
3. Therefore, the universe has a cause.
You can't. I've heard some arguments against causation but only in an "human ignorance of the gaps" way.
The other argument I've heard is the ad infinitum recursion issue but a degradation of causation argument helps that in that the assumptions, or cause, must be larger than its conclusion.
Who told you that the universe began to exist?
proof point one
Does anything ever begin to exist?
Is this Heidegger?


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Is being forced to go to school to learn subjects and topics such as Literature good for (you)th?
In other words...

is school good for you?

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Is coffee good for you?
In the past education was focused on subjects such as history, philosophy, the classics, rhetoric, logic and grammar. It was meant to create virtuous, well educated individuals and active citizens.
Nowadays schools have become employee factories, and even the humanities focus way too much on social justice and critical theory instead of the other subjects listed.
Weren't schools always employee factories? I thought they were made to teach people so they could do harder jobs in the industrial revolution? Retard here, so please be patient
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alright mom i'll go to school but only if i can have a shiburin gf
>he didn't bully weebs while enjoying anime

There are so many books being written today. Im talking hundreds of thousands a day. Isnt it very depressing?

imagine a hundred years from now. there will be billions of books in the warehouse of the soul. never to be read again.

everyone is an artist today. no one is a consumer.
>everyone is an artist today. no one is a consumer.
If only. The vast, vast majority of people spend their days working some shitty job they don't like then come home and watch netflix. The next day brings the same events.

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Imagine not knowing Italian
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The Pie
Italian isn't as condensed therefore it's easier to understand. Latin leaves a lot out and expects the reader to make the mental jump.
I know plenty, that's why I don't read Italian shit.
why ?
>but Q was based
That's true, btw did you knew there was supposed to be a movie/tv series adaptation, but the producers were too greedy and the project was dumped?
They're an infamous group of leftist writers and (((intellectuals))), they're widely despised even on reddit......

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Books about how we're all enslaved to the banks?
Bonus points for any that can help break us out.
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nice unsourced bullshit quote
Typical doomer BS.
James Rickards is a hack, stick to Marx's Capital and Austrian School economists
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Is literally on wikipedia
>Alvin Rosenfeld, the Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, agrees that Bakunin's antisemitism is intertwined with his anarchist ideology. In his attacks on Marx, for instance, Bakunin states:

>“the communism of Marx wants a mighty centralization by the state, and where this exists there must nowadays be a central State Bank and where such a bank exists, the parasitical Jewish nation, which speculates on the labor of the peoples, will always find a means to sustain itself.”[83][84]

>"This whole Jewish world, comprising a single exploiting sect, a kind of bloodsucking people, a kind of organic destructive collective parasite, going beyond not only the frontiers of states, but of political opinion, this world is now, at least for the most part, at the disposal of Marx on the one hand, and of Rothschild on the other."[87] [88][89]

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Last two digits is how many pages you're reading.
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will obey
Rolling. Hopefully high.
Hope is 39

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Can I be a great writer like Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton and Joyce if I'm a narcissist?

If so, who are some great writers who were narcissists?
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>who are some great writers who were narcissists?
all of those people were obsessed with their craft. they didn't piss away their time on 4chan. you are nothing. how dare you compare yourself to brother speare or all people? die.
Stephen king
You don't know the first thing about me, pal.
You just have to be careful not to write self-insert/Gary Stu type characters.

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>it's another comfy winter getting lit with the boys on /lit/, reading books, pretending to have read books, becoming enlightened, talking shit, and doing literally, LITERALLY, nothing else

Now that's the life.

What are ya
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>my gf wants to take a break to work on herself
It's already over, sorry anon. The quicker and cleaner the break the easier it is to heal.
>War & Peace together with 1812 by Zamoyski
Thanks, I'm reading W&P and this looks like a very nice pairing. Is there any other media you (the anon reading this post) would recommend while reading or for afterwards? I was thinking of listening to The Hemingway List on and off as the mood strikes me.
Minimalism is good anon, it helps you focus on the things that matter and reinforces gratitude
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illad. Fitzgerald. Got to the part where Akhilleus confronts Hektor and he runs like a bitch lol I really like it. It's such a crazy thought that I could be laughing and gasping at the same things as a man from 1000 years ago.
how do I stop lying and stop procrastinating.? How does one become a true intellectual? What truly is a tough life? Did I live one?
fallout new vegas and nuclear throne. Real funs stuff
making a painting and watching movies. Trying not to jack off. Getting fit and living better.
good thread we should do this every week.
If he doesn't appreciate that he doesn't deserve you my dude

Keep up the good work

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I have no idea what I'm going to do with myself after finishing this and it's scaring me a little.
I need help, /lit/.
Read Urth, probably. And re-read the whole series eventually.
But, good news, anon. Long Sun is a very fun book and Short Sun feels incredibly intimate and a great conclusion to the whole cycle.

I tried being careful with my Wolfe dosage (a friend of mine won't read Short Sun for a while), scared I'd run out of his genius too soon, but after reading a few short stories, there's so much more to him that I'd suggest you look at the prospect of finding other Wolfe works with joyous eyes. His voice is unmistakable.

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