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Smile or Die by Barbara Ehrenreich

I started this book in Autumn 2010, almost completely read it, then started a course and found myself reading other things, and in any case, I was already converted. I recently picked this up again to finish it as part … Continue reading

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The 1% Mindset by Oliver McCann: When the Unsayable is Brilliant and Repugnant

The 1% Mindset: Nietzsche, the Noble Spirit, and Why Low Pay is Good is aimed at people who have read self-help books and then given up on them. And who can blame them? The genre is much neglected by book … Continue reading

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How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World by Francis Wheen

The political landscape has changed in the decade since Mumbo-Jumbo’s publication. The terror that opened a second front in Iraq has been replaced by a horror at a backlash from ISIS. In the UK, the growing disillusionment with the blurring … Continue reading

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