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Metawants: Books

Here’s is what I hope to tackle – book wise – in 2014.

One Topic: WWI books that came out in 2012/2013

The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 (Margeret Macmillian) – 784 pages
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes To War (Max Hastings) – 672 pages
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 (Christopher Clark) – 746 pages
July 1914: Countdown to War (Sean McMeekin) – 482 pages
1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War (Charles Emmerson) – 544 pages

I’m starting with The Sleepwalkers.

To be continued: this is just the first category of books I want to read. I’ll update with my science, philosophy and comtemporary affairs books I want to read in 2014.

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What will this blog be about?

I am a lonely and disillusioned political science major.

This blog is simple a place for me to flesh out my thoughts on any given idea, event, book, essay, monthly, quaterly, lecture, etc.. that I have decided to spend time with.

Socioeconomically I’m – literally – from the bottom 5% of the country (I live in the U.S.) so my perspective, and perspectives like mine, are often excluded and kept in the shadows. I can’t separate my critique and my thoughts on any given matter from where I have been, where I see those around me living and heading in, and from the daily, weekly, and continual and endless struggle that those who work paycheck-to-paycheck live through. I am a member of the precariat and also one of the “underemployed” as we so often hear about now.

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