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FDL Book Salon Welcomes Bob Harris

51rg2a9qoml_aa240_.jpg(Please welcome author and blogger Bob Harris in the comments, here to discuss his book Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up A Woefully Incomplete Guide — jh)

Way back in a simpler time, say, last Tuesday, right before Oprah came on, a very wise man named Tom Lehrer wrote a song called National Brotherhood Week, which contained these immortal lines:

Oh, the poor folks hate the rich folks,
And the rich folks hate the poor folks.
All of my folks hate all of your folks,
It’s American as apple pie.

But during National Brotherhood Week, National Brotherhood Week,
New Yorkers love the Puerto Ricans ’cause it’s very chic.
Step up and shake the hand
Of someone you can’t stand.
You can tolerate him if you try.

Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics,
And the Catholics hate the Protestants,
And the Hindus hate the Moslems,
And everybody hates the Jews.

Not too surprisingly things haven’t improved much since then.

Which brings us to Bob Harris who has much in common with Tom Lehrer (other than the fact that their names have…the same amount of letters!!!). Bob has taken time out from his busy schedule (well he looks like a busy guy, so who knows?) to bring us all up to date on who hates whom in his wry and witty book called…um, Who Hates Whom. In it you will learn about the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio del Oro, as well as other as hoc men’s “service organizations” like the Revolutionary United Front (RLF), the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (or the Tamil Tigers if you’re into that whole brevity thing), the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Squadron of Death, lashkar-e-Toiba (Soldiers of the Pure), Jemaah Islamiyah, the New People’s Army (NPA) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF…but not MILF in the good, fun, $21.95 per month subscription way).

So step into a world of death, destruction, tribal jealousies, corruption, violence, scorched earth policies, family disputes, and genocide…but is a fun breezy way that you can use to dazzle your friends and confound your enemies. Because, you know, you hate them.

Please welcome Bob…and don’t hate him because he’s beautiful…

Book Salon

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Bob Harris

51rg2a9qoml_aa240_.jpg(Please welcome author and blogger Bob Harris in the comments, here to discuss his book Who Hates Whom: Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up A Woefully Incomplete Guide — jh)

Way back in a simpler time, say, last Tuesday, right before Oprah came on, a very wise man named Tom Lehrer wrote a song called National Brotherhood Week, which contained these immortal lines:

Oh, the poor folks hate the rich folks,
And the rich folks hate the poor folks.
All of my folks hate all of your folks,
It’s American as apple pie.

But during National Brotherhood Week, National Brotherhood Week,
New Yorkers love the Puerto Ricans ’cause it’s very chic.
Step up and shake the hand
Of someone you can’t stand.
You can tolerate him if you try.

Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics,
And the Catholics hate the Protestants,
And the Hindus hate the Moslems,
And everybody hates the Jews.

Not too surprisingly things haven’t improved much since then.

Which brings us to Bob Harris who has much in common with Tom Lehrer (other than the fact that their names have…the same amount of letters!!!). Bob has taken time out from his busy schedule (well he looks like a busy guy, so who knows?) to bring (more…)

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