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Tower of Iron Will

All who enter the Tower regain 100 sanity points.

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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton
How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think - Andy Andrews The art of the Pastor is to raise the doubts and fears of the congregation and then calmly assure them that what they already believe is the truth and the beliefs of outsiders are lies. Don't confuse the congregation with complex ideas and unanswerable questions, keep it as simple as possible.

In this very short and simple book the author raises the specter of the Nazi Holocaust as an example of what can happen if people believe the lies of politicians. Andrews makes a show of not using terms like liberal or conservative, but he pointedly references Hitler promising a redistribution of wealth. I do not doubt that Hitler made such a promise to some group at some time, but it was hardly core of his message, which was extreme nationalism, militarism, racism and xenophobia. Andrews drops the redistribution of wealth reference to deliver a big wink to his conservative audience and let them know which politicians he is really talking about.

Andrews advises his readers to distrust politicians and elect leaders who are honest and of good character. Sound advice. Also obvious to anyone with an elementary school education.