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The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton – Book Review

Since the sexual revolution from the sixties, people in the western world have become more open with sexuality. Homosexuals have the right to marry in most western countries. Women have emancipated in large numbers; they are no longer ‘under the authority’ of the man who they’re with. This liberation of the sex has produced many […]

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Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche – Book Review

Behold, Man! In this short book, which didn’t get finished because of Nietzsche’s mental collapse, the Antichrist himself gives a small biography of his life. Well, I say biography but it’s actually more of an introduction to his works and to him as a person. I do believe this is a great book of Nietzsche […]

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Parerga und Paralipomena by Arthur Schopenhauer – Book Review

Arthur Schopenhauer is famous for being the pessimistic philosopher avant la lettre. For him it was a quite reasonable question to ask yourself: wouldn’t I just be better off dead? He would answer this with the answer: yes. In this book, which is a compilation of multiple small essays, Schopenhauer goes into many different topics, […]

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Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning – Book Review

History has its fair share of moments where horrible actions have taken place. It is almost as if history is just one bad thing after the other. Sometimes we might wonder how it could possibly be that human beings can cause such atrocities towards one another. One of the cruelest events in recent history is […]

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Maps of Meaning by Jordan Peterson – Book Review

It’s been a while since Jordan Peterson made the news. It’s like he vanished of the face of the earth for some time. Jordan Peterson interests me because of his views on the meaning of life and how we can achieve it, which he thinks is achieved by putting some individual responsibility on yourself. I […]

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The Teachings of Karl Marx by V. Lenin – Book Review

A lot of times Vladimir Lenin has been excused by communists from the horrors of the Sovjet Union. Stalin is mostly seen as the big bad guy, which is understandable since Lenin was only alive in the beginning of the SU and Stalin quickly took over. It was during Stalin’s reign that most of the […]

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The Case Against Free Speech by Moskowitz – Book Review

Freedom of speech is seen as a fundamental right in western societies. It is one of the universal rights of human beings and in the United States it is the First Amendment for a reason. Nowadays it feels like we started disbelieving in the freedom of speech. The Cancel Culture for example is a perfect […]

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Dialectical and Historical Materialism by Joseph Stalin – Book Review

How do you review a book written by Joseph Stalin? Stalin was the Sovjet Union dictator after the death of Lenin until he died in 1953. When reading this short book, I was not looking for some pastime literature. I wanted to see if Stalin actually used the communist theories from Marx and Engels. It […]

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Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard – Book Review

We could call Kierkegaard the first real existentialist. He was one of the first philosophers to actually ask if there was any inherent meaning in life and concluded we should just put our faith in God, because that will give us meaning. His book Fear and Trembling asks the question if we should completely surrender […]

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What is Enlightenment and Perpetual Peace by Immanuel Kant – Book Review

Immanuel Kant is one of the greatest philosophers to have ever lived. He wrote about nearly everything from ethics to politics to aesthetics. All of philosophy after Kant was influenced by him. He also wrote a small introduction to the Enlightenment and a systematic overview on how we could achieve perpetual peace.             Sapere aude! […]