Booby Books: ‘The Secret Agent’ by Joseph Conrad

Today the Booby returns to his "Booby Books" series. This post features one of the most profound books on politics written in the early 20th Century (or ever): The Secret Agent is Joseph Conrad's cold hard look at the world of radical politics in the London of his day. It's not so much a political … Continue reading Booby Books: ‘The Secret Agent’ by Joseph Conrad

Booby Books: “Social Justice Warriors Always Lie” by Vox Day

OK, fellas, you've no doubt heard the Booby tell you the world has "gone mad", that there is a religious inquisition going on in the West today, and the Booby is here to help you navigate through this madness. Today's Booby Book is an important tool for your self-defense. In today's world you must defend … Continue reading Booby Books: “Social Justice Warriors Always Lie” by Vox Day

Booby Books: “War and Peace and War” by Peter Turchin

Sometimes - indeed, most of the time - our self-education requires we learn about much more than the self. Indeed, fellas, the Booby suggests that understanding the world from a "big picture" perspective is integrally important you, and to your ability to best navigate the modern world. Today's Booby Book teaches us about that big … Continue reading Booby Books: “War and Peace and War” by Peter Turchin

Booby Books: “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman

Every "Booby Book" is chosen for its ability to educate. Perhaps the area where most of us need to be educated is that of self-awareness, for it is one of the few things we as individuals can affect, change, or correct. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman is the author's thoughtful gift to you, … Continue reading Booby Books: “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman

Booby Books: Dostoevsky’s “Notes From Underground”

Welcome to the first featured title in "Booby Books." Booby Books are chosen because they can educate, not entertain. They'll often be difficult slugging, but everything worthwhile is. These are not book reviews. The Booby won't give you plot summaries, synopses, or babble about "character development". He'll tell you how each book might contribute to … Continue reading Booby Books: Dostoevsky’s “Notes From Underground”