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Posted by on Mar 1, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Russia vs. Ukraine: Win the Battle, Lose the War



We need to be very careful with optimism when the stakes are so incredibly high. Overconfidence can be a dangerous thing.

Nonetheless, when Yuval Noah Harari writes something — or anything for that matter — it’s always worth reading and pondering.

Here’s the latest take from Harari:


“Less than a week into the war, it seems increasingly likely that Vladimir Putin is heading towards a historic defeat. He may win all the battles but still lose the war.”

I hope he’s right.


Yuval Noah Harari wrote two of the best books I’ve read in the last ten years: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow


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Posted by on Jul 6, 2021 in Blog, What's Left | 0 comments

Gore Vidal on Religion



“I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam — good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race as, say, Confucianism, which is not a religion but an ethical and educational system.”
— Gore Vidal
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