Is pasifism right or wrong?
We are taught that the right thing to do is to not hit back and just walk away, but countries always go to war.
Man exerts himself over things, things exert themselves over man. Exertion is violence, and violence is everything. Only the dead know the luxury of peace. Those who wish for peace may easily find it by gazing down the barrel of a pistol.
Pacifism is an immoral position, in that it forces other people to defend your rights without any contribution of your own. You can't just stand there and take it on the chin without retaliation and survive in the world, there will always be evil people who will use force to exert their influence over you. By insisting on a pacifist position, you are just passing the buck onto others without taking any risk of your own. Therefore, it is immoral as you insist on having others suffer for your safety.
Manuscript for The Cancer of Superstition, requested shortly before escapologist’s death, is discovered in memorabilia collection
Is it possible for an autistic person to ever truly appreciate literature? Asking for a friend.
Depends on the autistic person. It's a complex disorder that manifests in a myriad of ways, but one of the hallmarks of it is an incapability of enjoying fiction. That doesn't necessarily mean that there will never be an autist who can appreciate it, but it'll probably be unusual.
What's your favorite piece of literature with the theme of disenfranchised, alienated and angry young men?
Going through a pretty edgy and angsty phase in life and dunno how to cope aside from reading and coding. Sorry if this is cringeworthy.
Pic related, already read this a few years back but started reading it again and boy does it feel a lot more relatable now.
Just read Walden you fucking retard.
You've probably read Fight Club, so here's the patrician version
If the bible had no plotholes and would be perfectly reasonable in its own context, so basically if the bible had good writing, how would the world look today?
Maybe even throw in a good story and remove the cryptic writing to make it more accessible. The lore is pretty solid from what I have seen.
Good kid /lit/ plz
r8 recent purchases for my 6 year old
girl. We read a picture book + a chapter a night.
Literature about fear in general, crippling fear of failure, other humans or a fear of everything really.
Perhaps I can shed this plight once and for all through the gods in the page.
i often hear people say that the evidence for evolution is overwhelming, and that no educated thinker now denies it, even religious folk. i believe that it's true as well, but i haven't actually read proper evidence of it because i'm an uneducated fuck
what book should i read if i want to read up on evolution?
He might be a meme now but in the 70s Dawkins wrote a book called the Selfish Gene which is potentially the single best explanation of evolution for the general public that I have encountered. It's also literally the book that created the word 'meme' which ties it all nicely together.
Is this test accurate?
It's not as laughable as I expected it to be. A mary sue basically is an author's wish fulfilling self-insert and this checklist reflects that.
I used a character who's essentially me and only got a score of 18 with 12 of the points coming from the physical resemblance alone.
I suppose it helps when your character's motives, desires, age, physical features and basically everything about them but their gender is literally not talked about.
I'm going crazy. what is the short story I am thinking of? I read it like five years ago and cannot remember the author's name. It was a scanned PDF and I don't recall the source.
A man leaves his hotel at night and walks around a town or something by himself. he eventually gets accosted by a knife-wielding? thief? Cant really remember. I feel like it was originally written in Spanish, and I remember the author described the air at night as "feminine."
Any guesses to what I'm thinking of?
my instinct is that the narrator was male. I also think that the climax was basically that the thief didnt do anything, as in let the narrator go? It's been so long I couldnt be sure
Hey did anyone else read this? I read it last year and found it underwhelming, but listening to Cohen's interview with Silverblatt on Bookworm is making me want to give it another go. If you did read it, what did you think?
Has anyone read this piece of shit?
I have to write about it for class, and while I'm more than capable of doing so, is there anything that any individual on /lit/ would mention that strays from the rudimentary themes and ideas presented?
It is a particularly loathsome work, but work must be done.
anything like this minus the humor? i like it for what it is, but i sort of feel like reading an unironic version of this, all secret organizations and lite scifi and maybe occult stuff. almost like a novel of the orignal deus ex game
Pic related. Can't find any info on it so I have no idea how much it's worth or how rare it is.
What's a good way to start reading history? Something that would give me a basic overview and a good starting point, not something that delves too much into details of specific periods.