Naim Stifan Ateek
5 Star — The Bible As Jesus Intended — for All, Not Some
From the Foreword by Walter Brueggemann:
QUOTE (xv): Thus, almost all of the information (misinformation that we receive in the West is filtered through Zionist ideologicial interest that holds in thrall much of the Christian community in the United States and consequently that holds in thrall US policy as well. In that articulation the current plight of Palestinians is kept invisible and the legitmate claims of Palestinians, ground in historical and social reality, are left without articulation.
QUOTE (xvii): Ateek’s reading of the Christian gospel is a move from “some” to “all,” a rejection of privileged tribalism, and a prospect for a just peace in which all parties may participate.
QUOTE (xix): This book is a venture in truth-telling advocacy.
5 Stars — Totally Brilliant
Let me begin with my 7-Star regard for Matt Taibbi — he is one of just three authors who have TWO books in my top 50 cosmic life-changing books lecture, the others are Will Durant and Edgar Morin and that is Nobel-level company. His two are Griftopia and The Divide.
There are three take-aways:
5 Star Brilliant and unique truth telling from three points of view: Arab, French, US — an Indictment of Empire
I have been a deep admirer of the intelligence and integrity and local knowledge as well as strategic acumen of Thierry Mayssan ever since he accurately understood 9/11 as an inside job, long before I did.
Donald Trump Jr.
5 Stars – Authentic, On Target, Reconciles with His Father
From the early use of normal language, calling a moron a moron and using the vernacular as in “I don’t give a shit,” this book is authentic, charming, and informative.