Friday, November 30, 2012
Daily Thoughts 11/30/2012
This morning on the train, I read some more of On Politics V.2. The author is describing different ideas on imperialism and empires. Alan Ryan describes the difference between colonization and conquest. There is also a bit on the byproducts of empire, Aristotle's idea of "natural slavery", and the concept of "scientific racism". There is also quite a bit on how nations try to justify wiping out native populations and extract resources.
This morning, I checked the Facebook and the Twitter for the library. I did some more weeding in the 900s this morning. I am pulling from a list which was generated. I also checked the gift books and the displays.
The Mount Vernon Public Library Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale is today. I am looking forward to getting a cup of coffee, a cookie, and looking at books.
I went to the Friends of the Library Book Sale and had a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. I also bought a book, The Collected Sandman Covers 1989-1997 With a new story and commentary by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. It is a beautiful book.
I spent a little time thinking about weeding and ordering material. How it is organized is important.
On the way home, I read some more of On Politics, V.2. Alan Ryan is writing about different forms of totalitarianism: Stalinism, nazism, and fascism. Totalitarianism is the traditional enemy of liberal democracy.
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