CR 67 – My top 5 books of 2013

My top five books read last year in no particular order. Please share your top books of the year.

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Locke 14 by Georges Simenon

The lady in the lake by Raymond Chandler

The Zimmerman Telegram  by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

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Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation

“We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”

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The FBI again thwarts its own Terror plot

“None of these cases entail the FBI’s learning of an actual plot and then infiltrating it to stop it.  They all involve the FBI’s purposely seeking out Muslims (typically young and impressionable ones) whom they think harbor animosity toward the U.S. and who therefore can be induced to launch an attack despite having never taken even a single step toward doing so before the FBI targeted them.

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Source : Salon