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Brainwash – The Secret History of Mind Control

August 16, 2009

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The first time I saw this on a shelf, I didn’t buy it (because of the inordinate number of outstanding books I had to read already.)  But I made a mental note – no pun intended – and made sure I came back to it later on.  I was very glad to have done so. […]

The Age of Turbulence

August 16, 2009

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This was interesting, in parts.  But, in the current climate, it should have been fascinating. The biographical bits of the book are great, it’s good to see how Wall Street operated way back when, but as the book wears on it feels a bit repetitive.  Yes, Alan, we know you’re in favour of free markets […]

Starbucking a trend

August 11, 2009

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I really don’t know what to make of Starbucks. Part of me feels that I should get on a high horse and despise them fro being a corporation but, since actions are meant to speak louder than words, I’m not sure I can look past some of theirs so easily. For a start, they sell […]

Booksellers complain about Oxfam

August 5, 2009

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Who would win in a straight fight, a charity or a bookshop?  Of course, it shouldn’t come to this.  The notion of charity chuggers charging librarians in the streets of Hay is a curious one (though I suspect the chuggers would have it) but since it looks like that bout is currently on the cards, […]