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How do filthy continentals recover after reading the below greentext? Zizek? BTFO! Hegel? BTFO! Nietzsche? BTFO!
Even Stirner, who I like, wrote a big fat boring book that could have been two pages long at most.
Why does the government give money to those sneaky conniving continentals? False analogies, over-extrapolation, appeals to authority, flowery and dense and incoherent language, over-abstraction, not speaking English, 100% unfalsifiable assertions, disgusting pseudo-scientific use of scientific concepts, the use of fiction / jokes in order to create false analogies, complete ignorance of empirical data... is there no length the Eternal Continental will not go to in order to gain followers and a juicy book deal with Verso or their alternative publisher of choice?
>What you’re referring to is what’s called “theory.” And when I said I’m not interested in theory, what I meant is, I’m not interested in posturing–using fancy terms like polysyllables and pretending you have a theory when you have no theory whatsoever. So there’s no theory in any of this stuff, not in the sense of theory that anyone is familiar with in the sciences or any other serious field. Try to find in all of the work you mentioned some principles from which you can deduce conclusions, empirically testable propositions where it all goes beyond the level of something you can explain in five minutes to a twelve-year-old. See if you can find that when the fancy words are decoded. I can’t. So I’m not interested in that kind of posturing.Žižekis an extreme example of it. I don’t see anything to what he’s saying. Jacques Lacan I actually knew. I kind of liked him. We had meetings every once in awhile. But quite frankly I thought he was a total charlatan. He was just posturing for the television cameras in the way many Paris intellectuals do. Why this is influential, I haven’t the slightest idea. I don’t see anything there that should be influential.
Chinese book review show
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There's a pretty cool Chinese book review show called '1001 Nights', filmed at night in Beijing. If you can understand Chinese you might want to check it out.
If not, rate this list of books. [episode number]
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby [episode 1]
Primo Levi - The Drowned and the Saved 
Paul Theroux - The Old Patagonian Express 
Yang Mu - ‘Someone Asks Me About Justice and Righteousness’ 
Wang Guowei - Notes on Ci Poetry in the World 
Marguerite Duras - The Lover 
Kahil Gibran - The Prophet 
Thomas Schelling - The Strategy of Conflict 
Charles Mackay - Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds 
Vasily Grossman - Life and Fate 
Eileen Chang - Love in a Fallen City 
Aesop’s Fables 
Tsurumi Shunsuke - An Intellectual History of Wartime Japan, 1931-1945 
John Dower - Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II 
Maruyama Masao - Japanese Thought 
Bertolt Brecht - Life of Galileo 
Richard Dawkins - The Selfish Gene 
Ursula K. Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness 
Wu Chucai, Wu Diaohou - The Ultimate Anthology of Ancient-style Chinese Prose 
Joseph Heller - Catch-22 
Lao She - Four Generations under One Roof 
Friedrich Dürrenmatt - The Execution of Justice, The Judge and his Hangman  A Dangerous Game 
Friedrich Schiller - William Tell 
Gottfried Leibniz - Theodicy 
George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four 
Wang Zengqi - Short Stories 
Günter Grass - The Tin Drum 
Qian Mu - Outline of National History 
David Carpenter - Magna Carta 
Xuanzang - Heart Sutra 
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol 
Winston Churchill - The Second World War 
Yang Jiang - A Cadre School Life 
William Shakespeare - King Lear 
Tayeb Salih - Season of Migration to the North 
Benedict Anderson - Imagined Communities 
Fei Xiaotong - From the Soil 
Sándor Márai - Embers 
Kwang-chih Chang - Art, Myth and Ritual: the Path to Political Authority in Ancient China 
Pai Hsien-yung - Taipei People 
Ah Cheng - Collected Stories 
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I fell in love (tremendously in love or obsessed, who knows?) with a woman that, and I feel sick when I say it, was a slut. She's 23 years old and has had sex with 28 men. Some of them trios. We're from a small town even though I don't live there anymore, I know a lot of the names that slept with her and know for a fact that if I read the full list I'd recognize some more.
I feel ashamed to admit it but I'm ashamed by it and worried about what others may think or say. That's not me, I never gave a fuck but now I'm feeling it and it's as invading as it can be.
I also feel sexually insecure.
28 is a big number. Way too big for me to handle.
What are some books that could help me through this? Don't refrain from recommending lengthy works of philosophy.
Beside that she is perfect, and I mean it.