What is globalization? How is it possible for one country to bring down the entire world, and quickly? Everyone should know something about the global economy, and Commanding Heights is a solid introduction. The series continues after the jump, with some additional questions to consider.
Everyone Should Know is a short list of thought-provoking books, films, and articles about significant aspects of our modern world that are seldom taught in school. This list is not exhaustive, nor are the works perfect, but they get you thinking. Suggestions welcome! So far, the list includes two books, Quiet and A Time of Passion, and an article, The Case Against Credentialism. The goal is help everyone develop a personal compass with which to navigate the real world–a solid understanding of how the world works so that he or she can make informed choices and live a meaningful life.
If you’re a sci-fi film fan, you need to see Jodorowsky’s Dune. If you are a fan of Dune, book or movie, stop what you are doing and watch it right now. It’s simply mind-blowing.
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It has been awhile since I’ve been motivated to write an article about a SF movie, sadly, because there hasn’t been any movies lately that have sparked my interest. Then I watched Her, hands down the best film I saw from the 2013 crop.
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What follows is a quick review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and some philosophical food for thought for those that have read it.
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When I was a child, I was taught that I couldn’t have everything, but that I may have one thing with persistence and patience. That working with others required compromise and respect, even when I didn’t agree. That in times of trouble, great leaders arose–people like Washington and Lincoln–who put country above personal gain and […]
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I recently finished reading Michio Kaku’s thought-provoking book, Physics of the Future. It was packed with vignettes about nanotechnology, robotics, AI, and the future of energy, which are all interesting in their own rights. However, I was most intrigued when Kaku hinted at or asked the reader to consider how we react to science and […]
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Readers of this site will note that I have a broad definition of “philosopher.” My reading list reflects this.
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