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The Tyranny of Merit
- What’s Become of the Common Good?
- Written by: Michael J. Sandel
- Narrated by: Michael J Sandel
- Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the promise that 'you can make it if you try'. And the consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fuelled populist protest, with the triumph of Brexit and election of Donald Trump.
A must read in today’s divisive times
- By JMV on 26-03-21
A Philosopher of the the world for the world.
It takes a Philosopher to show a mirror to the world and this book does exactly that. Questioning the current, planting the seeds of change.
- Written by: Sam Harris
- Narrated by: Sam Harris
- Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist” Sam Harris, Waking Up is for the increasingly large numbers of people who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds.
Best book to understand Human Mind & Consciousness
- By arish on 25-07-20
A point of view, worth a one time engagement
The author puts forth a point of view in a very difficult and an even easier to confuse field - spirituality.
There are some conflicts between oriental spiritualism that the author invokes and current day intellectual life. Spiritualism is about practice and growth, intellectualism is about demonstration to an unknown audience. This book takes the latter path, but then it is a book only.
However, this is definitely a worthwhile read on one's path of making sense of oneself. In the path of spirituality, much has to be sifted to arrive at one's path.