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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 08-08-2014
Replies: 84
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Posted By Backwards Observer
a miracle of rare device

The Travels (http://www.amazon.com/The-Travels-Marco-Polo-Publisher/dp/B004OT3EC4) by Marco Polo (Penguin Edition)

English Lessons: The Pedagogy of Imperialism in Nineteenth Century China...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 07-19-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
the ceremony of innocence

A Dangerous Friend (http://www.amazon.com/A-Dangerous-Friend-Ward-Just/dp/061805670X) by Ward Just

Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 07-13-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
games without frontiers

Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis (http://www.amazon.com/Games-People-Play-Transactional-Analysis/dp/0345410033) by Eric Berne, M.D.

Psychological Warfare...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 07-03-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
going down into the garden of nuts

The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology (http://www.amazon.com/The-Occult-Roots-Nazism-Influence/dp/0814730604) by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

Occult...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 06-25-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
all i wanted was a pepsi

Dangerous Allies (http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Allies-Malcolm-Fraser-ebook/dp/B00K105OPU) by Malcolm Fraser


Exit Wounds: One Australian's War On Terror...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 06-14-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
the past is a foreign country

Four books that seemed to be common fixtures on expat shelves in mid-seventies Singapore.

War of the Running Dogs (http://www.amazon.com/War-Running-Dogs-Malaya-1948-1960/dp/0304366714) by Noel...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 06-10-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
Ist auf der Erde ewig dir nichts recht?

A book about the Ahnenerbe.

The Master Plan: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust (http://www.amazon.com/The-Master-Plan-Himmlers-Holocaust/dp/B000RG1E2U/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) by Heather...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 05-19-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
the play's the thing

Imperialism: A Study (http://www.amazon.com/Imperialism-Study-J-A-Hobson/dp/1596052503) (1902) by John A. Hobson.

Imperialism: A Study (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperialism_(Hobson)) -...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-29-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
parting on the square

The Imperial Security State: British Colonial Knowledge and Empire-Building in Asia (Critical Perspectives on Empire) (http://www.amazon.com/The-Imperial-Security-State-Empire-Building/dp/0521896088)...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-10-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
the king in yellow

Yellow Peril: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear (http://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Peril-Archive-Anti-Asian-Fear/dp/1781681236) by John Kuo Wei Tchen, Dylan Yeats.

review...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-01-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
spat

Never mind, Carl, 'ol buddy; I looked it up.

http://s2.thisnext.com/media/largest_dimension/70716FC0.jpg

In conclusion, here's a lovely song:

Kojo No Tsuki...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-01-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
I completely agree with everything you said....

I completely agree with everything you said. What's a spat?
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-01-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
Please explain it to me.

Please explain it to me.
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-01-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
kami chameleon

Article loosely related to Zen at War review above.

Was Japan An Aggressor Nation? (http://www.apa.co.jp/book_report/images/2008jyusyou_saiyuusyu_english.pdf) by Tamogami Toshio



I didn't...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-28-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
divine windbags

Zen at War (http://www.amazon.com/Zen-at-War-2nd-Edition/dp/0742539261) by Brian Daizen Victoria.

review (http://www.thezensite.com/ZenBookReviews/ZenAtWar_Loy.htm) - the zensite

...



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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-10-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
Thumbs up that goes double for me (whatever it is)

Hi Robert!

Regrettably, I didn't have time to read your entire comment, but I completely agree with everything you said; more people should learn to think for themselves! Especially the quote from...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-06-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
two for flinching

Telling It Straight (http://www.amazon.com/Telling-Straight-Marina-Mahathir/dp/9814385298/ref=la_B001JOE0OI_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391681837&sr=1-1) by Marina Mahathir

interview...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-27-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
this is this

The Whole Heart of Tao (http://www.amazon.com/The-Whole-Heart-Tao/dp/1575872471) by John Bright Fey



Victory in Vietnam: The Official History of the People's Army of Vietnam, 1954-1975...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-04-2014
Replies: 84
Views: 15,807
Posted By Backwards Observer
that's entertainment

Van Halen: Exuberant California Zen Rock 'N' Roll (http://www.amazon.com/Van-Halen-Exuberant-California-Rocknroll/dp/1861899165) by John Scanlan

review...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-15-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 150,721
Posted By Backwards Observer
the quality of mercy

Battling to the End: Conversations with Benoit Chantre (Studies in Violence, Mimesis, & Culture). A discussion of Clausewitz by the anthropological philosopher, Rene Girard. Interesting if you like...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,323
Posted By Backwards Observer
I'll let you answer this yourself chief. ...

I'll let you answer this yourself chief.



Your goose should've been cooked back when you tried to pin being a "China Champion and apologist" on Robert C. Jones and then went on to trash talk...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,323
Posted By Backwards Observer
Yeah, well...rotsa ruck with the rebalancing to...

Yeah, well...rotsa ruck with the rebalancing to the uh, "Indo-Pacific". From what I can see of the current level of regional fingerspitzengefuhl you're going to need it. I could be wrong. Sure hope...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,323
Posted By Backwards Observer
Since most people here seem pretty comfortable...

Since most people here seem pretty comfortable with Ray's bull#### appeals to anti-Chinese bigotry, reckon this'll be my last post here. As a corollary, I also suggest a collective pulling of heads...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,323
Posted By Backwards Observer
Non-bizarre delusions as strategic deception...

Non-bizarre delusions as strategic deception (http://anthro.vancouver.wsu.edu/media/PDF/Delusions_revised_Aug_2007.pdf) - Edward H. Hagen - Department of Anthropology Washington State University,...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,323
Posted By Backwards Observer
Oh wait, the author was writing about Indophobia....

Oh wait, the author was writing about Indophobia. Bummer.

Indophobia - The Real Elephant In The Living Room (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vamsee-juluri/indophobia-the-real-eleph_b_415237.html) -...
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