You. Yes YOU. You, reading this post.
Augustine is right about you. Yes, YOU. Read him, for your own sake.
You. Yes YOU. You, reading this post.
Buddha is right about you. Yes, YOU. Read him, for your own sake.
What do you use and why over the other?
If I don't have a copy of the book I use my laptop.
>omg t3h culture of consumerism is teh w0rst
>omg liek ur ttally rite lemme tweet that using my smartphone then put it on fb wif my tablet den ill use my macbook to make an anti-consumerism subreddit ad ill put a note of it in my kindel also.
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What are some must read Political Science/International Relations/Economics books that were recently released and where can I keep up with new releases?
>Guns, Germs, and Steel
>Better Angels of Our Nature
For international relations,
The End of History by Fukuyama
The Clash of Civilizations by Huntington
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by Mearsheimer
Theory of International Relations by Waltz
Read The End of History by Fukuyama, The Clash of Civilizations by Huntington, and Theory of International Relations by Waltz in first year of Uni, and Mearsheimer's work gets cited so often I feel like I've read everything he's written twice over.
I'm looking more for recent publications that people are just now talking about but not really sure where too look and too autistic to ask any professor for suggestions.
The top 10 billboard charts of polisci/ir/economics texts that 'plebs' are flocking to.
You're in the desert and this guy comes up to you and says, "ta onómata." What do you do?
You're in the Greek wilderness and this confused old man stumbles out of a cave shouting "BEANER?" at you. What do you do?
What is /lit/'s opinion of James Franco as an author?
are his books worth reading?
if so which ones
a recommended guide of where to start would also be great
how do you rank his books?
Read some nasty shit about Malazan the Kingkiller series and throw them to recycle bin. Should I do the same with any others?
best translation of Iliad and Odyssey?
DUDE MONEY CANT BUY YOU HAPPINESS LMAO
DUDE WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND LMAO
DUDE EVERYTHING WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME EVERYTHING ELSE LMAO
Money really cannot buy "happiness." ("The only benefit of civilization consists in a greater variety of sensory experiences").
Karma is a great deal more complex than "what goes around comes around"-- in fact, that phrase is not only incomplete it's totally inaccurate.
Buddhism is not pantheistic. If Nirvana were simply dissolving back into the all then death would be Nirvana, and death is absolutely not Nirvana.
>but your second point is not present anywhere in the book.
when siddhartha's son takes jis leave of his father, that action mirrors when siddhartha leaves his own father. "what goes around comes around". siddhartha pretty much says this himself, that it's a cruel irony.
What /lit/ related things are you asking Santa for this christmas?
Evola’s thought can be considered one of the most radically and consistently antiegalitarian, antiliberal, antidemocratic, and antipopular systems in the twentieth century
Whats your favorite ending quote to a book?
When you are writing do you spell out numbers?
255 vs two hundred and fifty-five
Which is better? Why?
Yes, it looks better. Numbers seem to disturb the text and make it look ugly and administrative.
"John went to the market and bought five apples.
"John went to the market and bought 5 apples."
The latter is text message tier.
I'm looking for books on contemporary Japanese society. Namely examinations the cultures' increasing neuroticism, perversion, nihilism and declining population. Both fiction and non-fiction are fine.
Ryu Murakami. Coin Locker Babies inspired a moderate amount of Japanese pop fiction and is super-gross and violent and surreal (and has Anemone, the best waifu in fiction), so you won't get bored; and it's still pretty introspective about modern Japan, in a very nihilistic and funny way. From The Fatherland With Love is half-Tom Clancy half-social commentary.