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The Outsider by Albert Camus
The Outsider
by Albert Camus
read in February, 2014
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The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
The Myth of Sisyphus
by Albert Camus
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In Praise of Love by Alain Badiou
In Praise of Love
by Alain Badiou
read in February, 2014
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Its just a transcript of a short interview. Fascinating, but you wish there was more of it.
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How to Archer by Sterling Archer
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A History of Histories by John Burrow
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King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild
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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project
by Graeme Simsion
read in January, 2014
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The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman
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Lives up to its name.
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Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigem
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Alan Bennett
“The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours”
Alan Bennett, The History Boys: The Film

Michael Parenti
“The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherein a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in line with drugs, television, and armed force.”
Michael Parenti, Against Empire

David Mitchell
“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Charles Baudelaire
“One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”
Charles Baudelaire

David Foster Wallace
“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”
David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

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