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The Buddha and His Teachings by Sherab Chödzin Kohn
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The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
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The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman
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Anything from this guy, especially this book, needs to be reframed in terms of the realities of free-market capitalism before reading becomes a valuable exercise.

His explanation of the origins of Globalization feel about right, you could probably gu
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Consciousness by Susan Blackmore
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Great introduction into the major problems of thinking about consciousness.
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
by Robert M. Pirsig
recommended for: People interested in Zen, Rationality
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Fun little exercise in what happens when you approach pure rationality as far as you can. Also has some great perspectives on daily life, hobbies and other things.
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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
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Probably the most important American history book ever.
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The Wild, White Goose by Jiyu Kennett
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This is a diary of a white English woman who moved to Japan in the 1950s to study Zen at one of the most prestigious temples at the time. It's absolutely shocking the politics, hatred, anger and violence that beset her, and watching her mindset throu ...more
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The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
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Awesome modern-day fantasy story about the pawns in the balance of light and dark. It's nice when the traditional push and shove of good and evil is replaced with something a little new. This book does just that. Nothing deep here, but highly enjoyab ...more
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The usual fantastic from Dostoyevsky. Enjoy at your own risk.
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Rationality and Freedom by Amartya Sen
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