How to be a Liberal chronicles how liberal thought developed, and how liberal thinkers responded to challenges in the past right up to today.
This book was recommended by a work colleague and I’m so glad he did! The book’s full title is Out on your feet: The Hallucinatory World of Hundred-Mile Walking. As it says, it’s a book about very long distance walking. But also walking that all in one go, so within 48 hours. People don’t sleep …
he book outlines that most of the way we think are like a ‘soldier’, we determine whether or not something fits into an existing pattern or belief, and try to rationalise away those that don’t. The Scout, does the opposite, they attempt to find out whether or not something is true.
So for the uninitiated, which was me prior to reading this book, the main actions focusses around the Transcontinental race, which is a self-supported, long distance bike race across Europe.
While the book annoyed me occasionally (usually the post-modern trips over words and language), it did me the utmost service of bringing my attention to these wonderful women.
So if the USA wants to remain on top as an economic power house, why not shoot for having one billion Americans?
he first reason I liked it was that Obama is definitely a people person and it really shows. Every person who is introduced, from his staff, to soldiers he meets, to foreign leaders get a paragraph about that person.
What the book describes is the Simulmatics company, which got its life by trying to model the behaviour of electors in the 1960 election for the Democrats. But basically, it wasn’t a very good company, partly due to people and partly down to it basically being too early for its own good.
The stories centre around different criminal and non-criminal elements, all enmeshed in either committing or combatting cybercrime
It is very much like Thinking, fast and slow, in that it details the various ways that our brain works against us when it comes to being rational.