Book review

Harari: preaching science with hope and love

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"In a world of religious believers, ethnic wars and racism, why would an author dethroning each of these beliefs become so popular? Why do believers in God, Marxism or the nation buy a book telling them their gods are nothing but chimeras?"

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Hadrian: love, life, regrets of an emperor

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"Wise, modest, educated, intelligent, brave, full of virtues that almost make him a divinity for his own subjects, seems to the reader this Hadrian. At the same time, he is a man who commits crimes and falls in love as only mortals can."

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Meeting ‘Antarah at Die Villa

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"In Die Villa I have learned Slovak and a few words of Esperanto; I have practised Arabic; and I feel like I am well on the way to finally mastering French slang."

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7 insights from Andy Warhol’s “America”

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He glorified, spread and subverted its brands and symbols and celebrity cult.

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“Lolita:” language, immorality and a masterpiece

Contradictions are a challenge our world poses to us, so they need to be dealt with by, among other things, literature.

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The problem with the Ivory Tower

For me, there is something pressing and ominous about a book I cannot finish.

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