Thoughts on: “Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela

This book was really really hard for me to get into. I had a hard time to relating to the his story, and the politics and courtroom drama was a snooze for me. The only thing keeping me going with this book was that I felt is was important for me to familiarize with NelsonContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela”

Thoughts on: “Deng Xiaoping” by Alexander V. Pantsov

Deng Xiaoping led China through far reaching reforms in the post Mao era and is often credited as the force behind China’s spectacular economic growth. The expansion of the Chinese market and opening up the country to international trade is a part of his legacy, but also less glamorous deeds, such as the massacre onContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Deng Xiaoping” by Alexander V. Pantsov”

Thoughts on: ”The Origin of Political Order” by Francis Fukuyama

I feel defeated. This book is way beyond my level of understanding of Political Theory and it was too much for me to take in. —————————————— The book is trying to discover the origins of political institutions, that we take for granted today, and that is not a small task. Starting in prehistoric times andContinue reading “Thoughts on: ”The Origin of Political Order” by Francis Fukuyama”

Public Shaming – It’s back!

There has been a great renaissance of the good ol’ punishment of public shaming. Our new favorite pastime, really! 😎 Jon Ronson has been traveling the world meeting with the subjects of high profile public shamings. What did they do? Did they deserve it? Are our actions justified? I’ve got his book on the topicContinue reading “Public Shaming – It’s back!”