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Lists #2: Books of 2017

I regularly read ProfHacker‘s blog posts, and like very much those recommending books. I also read often recommendations from NYT, The Guardian, El País and Corriere, and I love the end-of-year lists of “best” books. Now, here’s my own book … Continue reading

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The Department of Oxymoronics and Hitler’s testicles

We were younger and very much under the spell-illusion that we were changing the world. I read Foucault’s Pendulum and I loved that book that mixed the Knights Templar and Rosicrucian with conspiracies with truths and falsehoods. And I laughed … Continue reading

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Unbearable insignificance?

Just finished the latest Milan Kundera novel, The Festival of Insignificance. So I found, appropriately enough, a Flickr photo titled This insignificance is unbearable. flickr photo shared by kainet under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC ) license Here, I am … Continue reading

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What It Really Means to Be a Cultured Person

Some time ago, Open Culture published an account of the famed collection of the supposed “greatest” books on which to construct a cultured education. It originated at Harvard in 1909: Compiled by Harvard’s president Charles W. Eliot and called at … Continue reading

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Conflictual views of the Internets

Internet and the Digital world are great, no doubt. Sometimes, though, we are confronted with the thin line that borders the realms of the virtual and the earthly. I was discussing with my daughter about the issues around the printed … Continue reading

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