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The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History

My rating: 5 of 5 starsTalking about my experience reading ‘Al-Muqaddimah’ – much less writing a review – is something that necessitates humility at the very first instance.This work is…
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Conquistador

Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs by Buddy LevyMy rating: 5 of 5 starsConquistador was an absolutely thrilling read. South American history in general…
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The Power of Suffering

The Power Of Suffering by David RolandMy rating: 5 of 5 starsThis has become one of the most important books I have read in recent times.It is vital to educate…
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The Divide

The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions by Jason HickelMy rating: 5 of 5 starsHave you ever seen the anime ‘Attack on Titan’?— Spoiler Alert —…
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Technopoly

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman My rating: 5 of 5 stars When considering the impact of technology on modern society, the narrative is often framed…
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The Psychology of Money

The Psychology of Money by Morgan HouselMy rating: 5 of 5 stars The core theme of the book is the fact that how we deal with money is rooted in…
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A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed by C.S. LewisMy rating: 5 of 5 starsErnest Hemingway once wrote:“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”That is…
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The Decadent Society

Douthat presents the intriguing understanding that throughout human history, there have been inventions which have significantly advanced and changed society beyond previous recognition. We saw this at an almost unimaginable scale since the Industrial Revolution and it reached the point where even someone from 1930s would find the 1970s near unrecognisable.

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Timeless Simplicity

Normally we see such actions as the banal necessities of life that are best done as quickly and mindlessly as possible. However, simply changing our mindset so that we cook with artistry, we pay attention to the details of planting seeds, we focus on maintaining a garden so that is aesthetically pleasing and we mindfully clean our houses means that we are able to see past the immediate action and appreciate the purpose behind them.

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Philosophy for Polar Explorers

Looking at some of the other reviews, I’m glad I read this one as an eBook. I’ve read another of Erling Kagge’s books, Silence, and was blown away by how…
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