CDZ Five books to build a new society

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    Glenn Beck had an interesting discussion last week. What 5 books would you use to build a brand new society? It can only be five. Here is my list:

    1. The Bible (to build a superior moral foundation for the society)
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    2. The US Constitution and selected writings of the founding fathers (to build a superior political foundation for the society)
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    3. The Road to Serfdom (to serve as a warning for the society)
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    4. Earn the Right to Win (for the society to learn what it takes to be successful)
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    5. The Art of War (to teach the society superior leadership, diplomacy, and military tactics)
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    Which Bible version?
     
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    Nineteen Eighty-Four
     
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    What about your other 4?
     
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    Interesting topic.

    Art of War would not be on my list. In an ideal world at least. Too much violence and fighting as it is, it would be great if society could learn to turn off the reptilian part of our brains, the limbic system.
     
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    I don’t disagree. However, I’m operating off of the idea that humans will be humans. There will be conflict, wars, violence, etc. no matter what books they are given.

    In addition, the Art of War does have significant leadership and diplomatic lessons.
     
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    Lord of the flies
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    War and Peace
    Treasure Island
     
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    To build a society? Those are all fiction novels. Wouldn’t a new society need some sort of concrete non-fiction lessons? I’m just asking. :dunno:
     
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    A guy I went to school with, who happened to be Chinese, recommended the book to me when I was in University. I had no idea what it was about, he told me it was a "strategy book". I gleaned through it and as to be expected, found it to be primitive and boring. No application to my life in modern times.

    I was impressed by the fact that the British military copied the structure for their own military and in turn, it contributed to the structures of companies we now know today as Corporations. Think of the title Chief Executive Officer. The story related to all of this is too long for me to get into at this late hour, I am only up due to my occasional insomnia.

    I forgot almost all of the specifics of the book to be honest, though I recalled one statement which made a great deal of sense to me, and I applied it in life in a figurative manner: "Never attack an army on the way home".

    The logic of that statement was that such an army may have been fighting for weeks or even months, they will be tired, but they anticipate being home with their wives and family will drive their Will to fight to the death. Their commitment will be stronger than ever.
     
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    Where has it got us?
    Lessons a new are better spread via story telling....
     
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