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13
Nov
Milan-Kundera

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being a novel by Milan Kundera published in 1984. This book is a Tour du Force to be sure. Milan Kundera has a quite unique way of developing the story in this novel. Read moreRead more

11
Nov
Pride-and-Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen and published in 1813, is probably the most widely read novel in the English language. My daughter, Carmen Isabela, an avid reader, had already read this novel and we had watched the latest movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel. Read moreRead more

7
Nov
James-Surowiecki

The Wisdom of Crowds

The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki, 2004. Although this book is very amenable and easy to read make no mistake: It is a seminal book, nonetheless. James Surowiecki has the uncanny ability to present what would otherwise be somewhat dry topics, as very interesting. Read moreRead more

4
Nov
Karl-Popper

The Open Society and its Enemies

The Open Society and its Enemies by Karl Popper, 1971. This is the first of two seminal books written by 20th century philosopher Karl Popper. I was so curious by Professor Popper’s arguments against Plato’s societal vision that I had to reread Plato’s Republic to see if his interpretations were correct. Read moreRead more

4
Nov
Istvan-Meszaos

The Structural Crisis of Capital

The Structural Crisis of Capital by István Mészáros, 2010. This book compiles many essays from professor István Mészáros, a political philosopher. It is a fascinating, insightful and somewhat slow read which is most a apropos in today’s current economic times. Read moreRead more

29
Oct
The-Wizzard-of-Oz

Humanity at a crossroads

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Have you ever wondered why it appears, at least to a lot of us, that our leaders are completely clueless? In most cases this is just a gut instinct, a feeling or a reaction. Read moreRead more