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Sept. 6, 2022, 11:53 a.m.
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Joined: July 2, 2021

Since the topic of wars and history was brought up I would recommend Another Day of Life by Ryszard Kapuściński. It is a super well-written book on the Angolan Civil war and provides an interesting, non-western perspective since he was from the eastern bloc. It also really breaks down and shows the motives, forces, and reasons for the war, which is enlightening since the majority of past, and current coverage of wars in Africa paint them in an arguably racist light as a bunch of savages mindlessly killing each other.

Oct. 1, 2022, 8:08 a.m.
Posts: 487
Joined: June 17, 2016

Just finished The Lonely Century by Noreena Hertz. Good read, recommend. Looks at loneliness at both individual and societal levels, in the context of the rise of neoliberal capitalism, individualism, the decline of traditional social structures like churches and unions, digitization and social media, automation, robotization etc. And how loneliness relates to anger, polarization, attraction to populism, etc. It didn't make me particularly cheerful or optimistic about the future of humankind though.


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