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A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
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This should really be a Little History of Europe but very enjoyable read nonetheless.
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Hard to read in the good way (it's a sucker punch to the gut). But also a little hard to follow in that it's one long stream of consciousness. Would still recommend a read as a voice of multifaceted America.
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The 48 Laws of Power
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The laws themselves are brilliant but it's very evident that all the anecdotes come from just a few slivers of recent history, which can be monotonous. Maybe more efficient in the condensed form.
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I loved this book for bringing me to something that feels incredibly remote to me, reminding me once again that there are many Americas and many American narratives. However, it's worth noting that most positive reviews of this are from the left and ...more
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Will Durant
“We conclude that the concentration of wealth is natural and inevitable, and is periodically alleviated by violent or peaceable partial redistribution. In this view all economic history is the slow heartbeat of the social organism, a vast systole and diastole of concentrating wealth and compulsive recirculation.”
Will Durant, The Lessons of History

“History is, above all else, the creation and recording of that heritage; progress is its increasing abundance, preservation, transmission, and use. To those of us who study history not merely as a warning reminder of man's follies and crimes, but also as an encouraging remembrance of generative souls, the past ceases to be a depressing chamber of horrors; it becomes a celestial city, a spacious country of the mind, wherein a thousand saints, statesmen, inventors, scientists, poets, artists, musicians, lovers, and philosophers still live and speak, teach and carve and sing.”
will and Ariel Durant

Will Durant
“Animals eat one another without qualm; civilized men consume one another by due process of law. Co-operation”
Will Durant, The Lessons of History

Celeste Ng
“She recognized it at once: love, one-way deep adoration that bounced off and did not bounce back; careful, quiet love that didn't care and went on anyway.”
Celeste Ng, Everything I Never Told You

Yuval Noah Harari
“As far as we can tell from a purely scientific viewpoint, human life has absolutely no meaning. Humans are the outcome of blind evolutionary processes that operate without goal or purpose. Our actions are not part of some divine cosmic plan, and if planet earth were to blow up tomorrow morning, the universe would probably keep going about its business as usual. As far as we can tell at this point, human subjectivity would not be missed. Hence any meaning that people inscribe to their lives is just a delusion.”
Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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