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Update: 2022-01-17

Some of the books I have read recently, and I can recommend to you.


Philip K. Dick: Solar Lottery

Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

Even better than 1984, Huxley's dystopian world, where there is no natural birth, and everybody is put into classes after birth and conditioned to hate reading and nature. And this is just the iceberg. Remember: "Community, Identity, Stability" - does this ring a bell to you?

George Orwell: 1984

"Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell's prescience of modern life—the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language—and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written."

1984 is one of the most quotable novel of our time.


Joost A.M. Meerloo: The Rape of the Mind

"SINCE 1933, when a completely drugged and trial-conditioned human wreck confessed to having started the Reichstag fire in Berlin, Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo has studied the methods by which systematic mental pressure brings people to abject submission, and by which totalitarians imprint their subjective "truth" on their victims' minds. The first two and one-half years of World War II, Dr. Meerloo spent under the pressure of Nazi-occupied Holland, witnessing at firsthand the Nazi methods of mental torture .on more than one occasion. During this time he was able to use his psychiatric and psychoanalytic knowledge to treat some of the victims. Then, after personal experiences with enforced interrogation, he escaped from a Nazi prison and certain death to England, where he was able, as Chief of the Psychological Department of the Netherlands Forces, to observe and study coercive methods officially. In this capacity he had to investigate not only traitors and collaborators, but also those members of the Resistance who had gone through the utmost of mental pressure. "

Andrew Doyle: Free Speech and why it matters

Andrew Doyle is a comedian and the creator of the Titania McGrath twitter account where he trolls the online world. His book is about the increasing censorship of our world, and he shows why free speech is still important, and a constant fight to preserve it.

Edward Snowden: Permanent Record

Snowden is one of the biggest whistleblowers of our time, and he wrote a book about his experience, from childhood until he made the choice to make public a gazillion documents that proved the world wide spying of the American government. I always saw Snowden as this very articulate, very smart guy, and worth listening to his countless interviews on the net, as well as watching Citizenfour.

Also, hi NSA, sorry but you suck! :)

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