Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Books


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
~Bertrand Russell


Can it be believed that democracy which has overthrown the feudal system and vanquished kings will retreat before tradesmen and capitalists?
~Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

It is not good to announce every truth.
~Alexis de Tocqueville, Oeuvres (B), vol. 7, Nouvelle Correspondance

5 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

I can not keep desiring all the books you post, my list has grown to be the size of new york.....so if I can only read one, what do you suggest?

Writer said...

Steven, of these two, I would be the first: All That Follows.

JamTheCat said...

Do you read all these books? Am I that much of a slug in the reading department?

Writer said...

No, JamTheCat, you are not a slug. I work at a library where I process all the new arrivals. The books I post are typically the ones that interest me. I do end up reading some of them but only a very few.

JamTheCat said...

Ah...and I got your e-mail. I guess I should have ticked the "follow-up comments" tag at the bottom. Thanks...and I'm still sure you read a LOT more than I do.