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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Sierra Volk, September 24, 2011

Every religion has its raw, burning core that simultaneously  inspires and terrifies its mainstream. (Zen Fundamentalists insist you must be two with everything.) 

"If Ron Lafferty is insane, it could be argued that so are most religious people. He believed he was receiving revelations from God, but revelation is a tenet of Mormonism. Despite carrying out horrible crimes, he felt he was doing the right thing, and was thus divorced from reality. But so is everyone who goes to war with a cross or a star or a crescent around their neck...."
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Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein
Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America

Sierra Volk, September 22, 2011

If you were alive in the '60s, you should read this book. If you are alive now, you should read this book. If you want to know why we have become what we have become, you should read this book. And the best part is: it's so well-written, you won't be able to put it down.
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