>open up the atlantic / nyt/ Washington post / guardian / new yorker
>the perils of the malaysian tie fitting industry
>puff piece on a politician
>the excesses of wall street
>the big problem on campus
>white guilt galore
>a new development in cancer research / psychology / diet research
Is this the best of journalism?
I mean, you dont go into the Atlantic trying to find right leaning issues.
I prefer BBC America, Reuters, the long war journal, christian science monitor, foreign affairs and ars
>implying White people didn't commit horrid acts in the past and still do even though people who didn't commit these acts shouldn't feel guilty for what their ancestors did
>implying Wall Street and capitalism isn't excessive and bringing itself to utter collapse
>implying the media caused this pop-sci phenomenon and not engineers and bad researchers like Dawkins, Nye, and NDT
How important it is to read the bible before getting into philosophy?
It's not really that important if your philosophical readings start with the Greeks. That's a different matter by the time you get to Augustine and the other medievals though. You could start with either, or you conclude your Greek and early Roman studies with the Bible.
OP here, this is my plan:
>read a book of general human history (very resumed ofc)
>read the holy bible
>get into philosophy and the history of the philosophical school i am reading more deeply
>watch zizek video
>laugh quite a bit
>find zizek so charismatic
>lose his chain of logic at points but no matter, i understand the individual analogies and examples
>lol, he's right, we really are so much smarter than the champaigne socialists, SJWs, and most liberals
>lol, a final joke
>realise I don't...
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What book are you embarrassed you haven't read yet?
There's always something. I read Recognitions, but I haven't read JR. I read Wuthering Heights, but I haven't finished Jane Eyre. I've read all of Shakespeare's stuff, but only the abridged Canterbury Tales.
My life is hell, senpai desu.
Did I pleb?
I'm really curious about / want to read this book. Does /lit/ think it's any good? Is it pleb-tier?
>game of thrones
>kloe, kylie, kanye, kim, caitlyn
>omg just going for a run
>omg just goin to the gym
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None of that shit would actually attract young readers though. I'd say the way to go would be an easy to swallow, dumbed down intellectual message that can be memed on facebook and youtube, something like Infinite Jest but more capably written.
It would allow young people on social media to brag/post their ideal self image (an intellectual reading type). This makes it go viral. You buy an island next to Stephen King and pork JK Rowling in her boot.
>Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!
What did Jesus mean by this?
Also, what does /lit/ think of The Sermon on the Mount?
>if you acknowledge that you're worth less than nothing, then God will reward you later!
There, that's it. Christianity is about the catharsis of embracing how much you suck, which is why it goes so well with AA.
Did you guys know that Thomas Pynchon is a former racist?
He admits to it and other prejudices in his shocking introduction to Slow Learner. How are we to reconcile the racial hatred of Thomas Pynchon with the goofy persona he's crafted for himself? Is this why he hides from the public -- out of shame?
This is some seriously gross and concerning stuff.
>Modern readers will be, at least, put off by an unacceptable level of racist, sexist and proto-Fascist talk throughout this story. I wish I could say that this is only Pig Bodine's voice, but, sad to say, it was also my own at the time. The best I can say for it now is that, for its time, it is probably authentic enough. John Kennedy's role model James Bond was about to make his name by kicking third-world people around, another extension of the boy's adventure tales a lot of us grew up reading. There had prevailed for a while a set of assumptions and distinctions, unvoiced and unquestioned, best captured years later in the '70's television character Archie Bunker.
>It may yet turn out that racial differences are not as basic as questions of money and power, but have served a useful purpose, often in the interest of those who deplore them most, in keeping us divided and so relatively poor and powerless. This having been said, however, the narrative voice in this story here remains that of a smart-assed jerk who didn't know any better, and I apologize for it.
No it's not disconcerting because he admits to it and has changed. Nearly everyone starts out racist.
Eh, everybody is a little bit racist. And if he's a former racist, then I don't see why anybody should give him shit for it. It's something he's already come to see as wrong and has abandoned.
It's very dull-witted to assault people for things that are no longer relevant.
How many books do you read at the same time?
1 fiction, 1 nonfiction. anything else I read in conjunction w/ this will be super lite reading that doesn't require much investment at all, like right now Live Off the Land in City and Country, which I look at when lazy.
Hey /lit, not sure if you can help me out but it's worth a shot. I want to seriously get into reading (I've casually read here & there and I read for classes in high school) but I feel like I lack the ability to deeply understand & analyze complex novels because of my lack of serious reading. Do you have any recommendations for places to start? Perhaps books that really sparked your interest in reading? I'll take any genre. Pic somewhat related, I really enjoyed it despite the fact that I didn't take from it everything that it offers.
Anyone have any reccomendations for steam punk lit? I used to dislike steam punk bit I think that was just a reaction against cosplayers. Now I think the ideas are pretty interesting, I particularly enjoyed Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series.
>"genre" books are just mindless wish fulfillment pulp without deeper context!