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    i understand what reviews you were referring to. but you also claimed defense of this book by citing the reviewers on amazon. so if one is to understand your line of reasoning, then you are lending more credence to a random (or perhaps not) individual who rated it on amazon positively rather than the published links zemblan cited in the NYT and other publications. in fact, if you read brook's (a source used by sand's in his book) comment in one of the reviews - he pwned sand so hard that he must still be smarting from it.

    and why should i be HR'ed for my comment?  it is an extremely appropriate offer.

    "I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson

    by canadian gal on Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 10:46:32 PM PST

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    •  Suggesting that I (0+ / 0-)

      believe that Hitler's theories have merit would get you a well-earned knuuckle sandwich anywhere but cyberspace. But hey, whats a little Godwin when you are among friends.

      I referred to the review on Amazon only because it actually reviewed Sands overall argument, something that the reviews in more prestigious fora largely failed to do.

      •  frankly... (1+ / 0-)
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        volleyboy1

        this is not about you or what you believe. so perhaps, you can take the knuckle sandwich elsewhere. this is about discussing the merits of a book that pretty much is in the same category.

        "I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson

        by canadian gal on Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 11:32:26 PM PST

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        •  How long (0+ / 0-)

          have Mein Kampf and the Protocols been on the Israeli bestseller list?

          You actually have no basis for making this judgement. You haven't read the book and its only been in print a short time.

          •  i see. (2+ / 0-)
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            so the argument that because it sold well in israel makes debunked and offensive theories valid. perhaps ms. palin's book sales indicate that she credibility then?

            "I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson

            by canadian gal on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 02:24:02 PM PST

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            •  How long has Glenn Beck been (2+ / 0-)
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              on the US bestseller list?

              harps and angels! harps and angels!

              by zemblan on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 02:52:06 PM PST

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            •  I didn't argue that it was valid. (0+ / 0-)

              You see I don't make such arguments about books I haven't read.

              Rather, and you should be able to see this without having it explained, I suggested that the fact that book had been on Israel's bestseller list for 19  weeks might indicate that it doesn't really fall into the category of Mein Kampf and the Protocols. Which is quite a different thing arguing that its claims are valid. A minimum condition in my view for determining the validity of an argument is first determining what the argument is. I am not at all confident that any of you here actually know what Stone's real argument is, let alone where specific claims fit in to it.

              In any event your willingness to compare it to mein Kampf indicates that you aren't really interested in finding out.

              •  you have made.... (2+ / 0-)
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                zemblan, hikerbiker

                at least 25 comments in this thread by my count all repeating the same claim over and over. i think you have made your opinion abundantly clear - its just that there doesn't seem to be much agreement for it.

                i am also not understanding why you think that there is somehow a difference in reading, or not-reading in this case, this book but not others like mein kampf. so again - if will extend the offer that i made before to you, which is that if you would like for us both to read the books i suggested and write on them respectively, i am game.

                oh and i think you meant sand's, not stone's argument.

                "I spend my days and nights pondering the meaning of life, the state of the universe, and the Home Shopping Network." -- Donald Roller Wilson

                by canadian gal on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 05:39:50 PM PST

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          •  Tedium tedium tedium tedium (0+ / 0-)

            You've made your point over and over and over and over.

            harps and angels! harps and angels!

            by zemblan on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 02:53:08 PM PST

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