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Favorite Non Fiction Books Read in 2020

1 The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir Not since reading Hannah Arendt have I been this impressed with a thinker. Arendt’s History of Totalitarianism was one of the most challenging and rewarding reads of my life. Much the same holds true for The Second Sex. I have encountered page-turners in other genres, like a […]

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The Golden Bough Vol 9 by James George Frazer

This volume of the magnificent Golden Bough by James George Frazer handles a phenomenon called The Scapegoat. Now if you were raised in a Christian surrounding, like me, who grew up in a community that is 99,99% catholic then you will probably think that it deals exclusively with Jesus and his impact upon the world. […]