Dystopian Societies

Dystopian Societies: Best Fiction Novels on Dystopian Societies

Below is a list of some classic dystopian novels along with a few more contemporary selections to make you reflect and think "what if?" George Orwell's 1984 The gold standard in dystopian fiction and all too relevant today. Orwell crafts a…

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Politics & Social Science Best Political & Social Science Novels

Politics & Social Science: Best Political & Social Science Non-Fiction Novels

Below is a list of political non-fiction novels, as well as a selection of social science non-fiction books. Political Non-Fiction Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State When Greenwald met…

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Speaking Your Truth

The Problem with “Speaking Your Truth”

Several times now I’ve run into the “trump card” of the new age spirituality movement in Ubud known as “speaking one’s truth” when dealing with a disagreement. It’s baffling because it’s celebrated as being one of the highest values by those…

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From Diet to Dogma

From Diet to Dogma: The Ethical Problems with Veganism

Diet is one of those topics which goes beyond simply what you put into your body and speaks to deeper truths about how you see the world and your role in it. It's ethical, and probably the most well-known example of this is veganism. Okay so before…

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What Nietzsche Would Say About Instagram

Thought experiment: What would Friedrich Nietzsche, the great German philosopher of the 19th century, say about Instagram? I have a few theories based on what he wrote and how he lived. But first, a bit of context because Nietzsche was very far…

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