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).
ΖΗΤΟΥΝΤΑΙ αλχημιστές! Βρισκόμασταν στην αυγή του του 21ου αιώνα, κι ένα ερώτημα πλανιόταν σε ποίκιλες παραλλαγές σε διάφορα έντυπα. Where have all the leaders gone?” Κι ενώ δέκα χρόνια μετά, ακόμη αναρωτιόμαστε, ο Μίμης Ανδρουλάκης, με ένα ανοιχτό γράμμα, που παραμένει επίκαιρο, ίσως περισσότερο σήμερα απ’ ότι τότε, ανοιξε ένα διάλογο με τους άγνωστους ηγέτες της ανερχόμενης νέας γενιάς του 21ου αιώνα.
The Crucible of Resistance, by Christos Laskos, a lecturer of economics and member of SYRIZA and Euclid Tsakalotos, an economist and Greece’s new finance minister, replacing outgoing Yanis Varoufakis in July 2015, provides some interesting clues[…]
Despite the structural problems and the redundancies that make the book good but not great, is worth reading. The “House for Sale” and “My Bird Problem,” are truly wonderful essays. Jonathan Franzen’s writing is strong, humorous and engaging. Dominant is his disregard for political-correctness, too.
n Delusions of Gender the psychologist Cordelia Fine spends a lot of time discussing the topic of foetal testosterone, exposes the bad science and reveals how unconscious gender bias influences people’s behaviour. Her initial motivation, she says in an interview in the American Scientist, was “simply to alert people to the fact that old-fashioned stereotypes are being dressed up in neuroscientific finery, and to remind people not to be so enthralled with brain imaging that they forget the importance of social factors.”
She discusses research into hormonally-driven “hard-wiring” of gendered interests, behaviours and aptitudes, aka neurosexism. She is also funny!
The Middle Passage (1962) is V.S. Naipaul’s first work of travel writing. It is an account of his returning journey to five Caribbean “post-colonial” societies, Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Martinique and Jamaica. The Middle Passage, Naipaul[…]
Thomas Piketty suggests that there are two forces of convergence that could decrease inequality, both within and between nations. One is the diffusion of knowledge and two, investing in people.
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!
Nexus is a street “nano-drug” that allows people to run software in their brains and connect telepathically. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it
The Aspern Papers is a novella written by Henry James, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1888. It is the story or rather the quest of an American editor – he is also the unnamed narrator of the story – to obtain a collection of letters by the American Romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern.
It was late in 1919, that Georges Simenon was introduced to the group by his friend Henri-J. Moers. He left soon after the suicide of his friend Joseph Kleine, one of the members of ‘La Caque’, one Christmas Eve. (He hanged himself on the portal of Saint-Pholien Church).