Category Archives: Nonfiction

Book Review: North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground Is Transforming a Closed Society by Jieun Baek

Up until I read this book I hadn’t really put any overly critical thoughts into how North Korea functioned. I had pretty much painted the entire country as a giant prison camp and local life was basically just A Day … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Future of Violence by Benjamin Wittes and Gabrielle Blum

Look at the title of this book. The Future of Violence. War, war never changes, but violence? We are absolutely brilliant about coming up with ways to cause grievous harm to one another. What cool military and privatized inventions await … Continue reading

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Book Review: Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram by Iain Banks

If you picked up this book and wanted to read about whisky/dram/scotch then I have little doubt that, after reading it, you are probably more than a little disappointed. If you picked up this book because you are an Iain … Continue reading

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Book Review: King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild

  I don’t demand much from my nonfiction. If you’re teaching me something and can convey it even in a lightly poetic prose then I’m going to love you. Maybe I’m just cheap, maybe I’m just easily impressed by people … Continue reading

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Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Half Holocaust chronicle, half psychoanalytical pimping, this book straddles a strange place stuck between delving into the human condition and feeling good like some sort of literary infomercial. Fortunately, what it’s selling isn’t vulgar and is ultimately as ethereal and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab

You remember the capitalism from the 1950s? No? Me neither. I’ve heard loving stories of a by-gone era, but I was born in the eighties and the capitalism I grew up with was the kind that meant morality is only … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fourth Transformation by Robert Scoble & Shel Israel

Words are confusing. Between pleonasms, epizeuxis, and tautology it is a marvel we accomplish as much as we do as a species. This very same confusion must be what led Robert Scoble to diagnose himself as a futurist when, I’m … Continue reading

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