What would Orwell make of the world today? While I was reading Orwell: On Truth, this question was constantly on my mind. If he were alive today, Orwell would be writing, about injustice, inequality, racism,[…]
I first tried to read Brave New World when I was very young, perhaps too young to comprehend the deepest meaning of the Aldous Huxley famous book. A few years later, I read it again,[…]
Is Christianity the foundation of our Liberal Individualism? In this wide-ranging and ambitious work, Larry Siedentop attempts to answer this particular question. Siedentop’s central thesis is that Christianity was the foundation upon which liberalism was[…]
A Tale for the Time Being is a tale about everything. From the Second World War to Japanese tsunami and from quantum physics to Zen and the meaning of life. Ruth Ozeki is a Japanese[…]
It took me a while, but it was definitely worth it ! An insightful, intelligent and witty book. Yoval Noah Harari suggests that as science is converging on an all-encompassing dogma, which says that organisms[…]
Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics, Civil Disobedience on Violence, Thoughts on Politics, and Revolution, Hannah Arendt, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1972 A student of Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt was one of[…]
I was very young when I first read The Stranger. It was my first attempt on Albert Camus and I did know nothing about existentialism. I, nevertheless, become captivated by Camus, perhaps because of the strangeness of Meursault, the hero in the novel, his inability to express emotions, his extreme individualism, and his refusal to conform to social norms, characteristics that harmonised nicely with my adolescent sensitivities, alienation and quests for identity.
Why Liberty: Your Life, Your Choices, Your Future. This is an anthology of essays about why Liberty is important and what it means to be a libertarian (liberal in Europe).
Slavoj Žižek is unique in that he successfully challenges many of the founding assumptions of today’s left-liberal academy, including the elevation of difference or otherness to ends in themselves, and the pervasive skepticism towards any[…]
Jennie Erdal’s book , “The Missing Shade of Blue. A philosophical mystery” refers to our ability to make sense of something that we have not experienced. Happiness, perhaps!