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History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. Historians debate the nature of history and its usefulness. This includes discu ...more
“ For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives ...more ”
A bookclub where we read and watch films! You can also follow the Instagram account for the book…more
[close] A bookclub where we read and watch films! You can also follow the Instagram account for the bookclub to see book and movie posts!
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Do you like nonfiction? So do we! Every month, we choose a theme, nominate related books, and vo…more
[close] Do you like nonfiction? So do we! Every month, we choose a theme, nominate related books, and vote on a group read. Participation is low-pressure; join us when you can - discussion topics remain open even after the month ends. Come as you are, all are welcome!
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In the subsequent post-World War III, a group of Resistance students from Sweden initi…more
[close] In the subsequent post-World War III, a group of Resistance students from Sweden initiate the plot to go to Norway as their first real attempt to liberate occupied countries, while Vatican City tries to stop them from precipitating something bigger than anyone's body. Six years from now, World War IV will begin.
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Radical Reading is a new GR bookclub group dedicated to nonfiction books on various topics from …more
[close] Radical Reading is a new GR bookclub group dedicated to nonfiction books on various topics from a progressive, liberating, anti-racist, feminist and queer perspective. We have buddy reads and an active discussion board, where we talk about the books we read, exchange ideas or just have fun. Our goal is to engage in lively, productive and respectful conversations to expand our horizon and become an advocate/activist for positive societal change. The range of nonfiction books we read and discuss is wide, covering genres such as history, economy, art, sociology or politics. Our group is still new and thus a work in progress, however we gladly welcome new members! Please read the guidelines for a membership request. Guidelines for requesting membership 1) Prospective members must have an active public profile; a request from an inactive and non-public profile is rejected 2) We have mandatory questions you must answer when you apply 3) Authors are welcome; however self-promotion is not allowed 4) We may reject an application if we feel that the person is not joining in good faith, e.g. just here to provoke, troll or spread hateful content; or for the reasons stated under 1) and 2)
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