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Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
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De Botton wanders nimbly through the philosophical, religious, political and sociological history of western so-called civilization. In so doing, he comes to the unmistakable conclusion that aside from a few scattered bohemians, we are all pretty much a bunch of snobs. De Botton himself, in spite of his great learning, seems to be siding with the bohemians. There's more than one way to live, he tells us. To be anxious of our status, when living in a land of snobs, is a self-defeating crock of shit. Hear hear.
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