Martin Eden by Jack London is a novel about a young uneducated sailor from a working class, Martin Eden who after being invited to dinner falls in love with Ruth Morse, a woman from a wealthy and prestigious family.
Because she belongs in a social class "above" him, he decides he will no longer earn money using his hands but his mind and starts the journey to become a part of the elite, to rise above what he is currently, to achieve a higher status.Read More
As an anti-war activist, it is only fitting that Bertrand Russell wrote a book that tries to explain what are the reasons for any fighting between humans, not only war. It is even more important to notice that the book was written in 1916, during World War 1 and according to Wikipedia it was released in 1917 in response to devastations of WWI.Read More
The title of this book is very appropriate. „Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy“ is a book for people who are at least on some level aware that there are great mysteries and big questions about various topics and wish to move at least a bit beyond that awareness. If you have a desire to know, this is a book for you.Read More
This group will serve as a secondary way for people to connect and discuss space, science, art and atheism - you know, the topics of this page. So, if you are feeling generous, please join to help start this group. If it works - excellent. If it does not, no matter, the page itself will be always available.Read More
How did we end up with politicians willing to ignore the biggest issues of our time? How did we end up with politicians that do not care not only about science but about healthcare or even at times – basic human decency? Well, of course, we elected them. But why did we elect them? Is the so-called alt-right really the reason populists are in power? And what is alt-right anyway?Read More
21 lessons for the 21st century by Yuval Noah Harari. A great book by a brilliant guy. It touches on every important topic, like migration, global warming, fake news, artificial intelligence and analyses them very carefully from all sides.Read More