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Alexander Stubb is a Finnish politician who served as the Prime Minister of Finland from 2014 to 2015. He rose to politics as a researcher specialised in the affairs of the European Union and was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 as a member of the National Coalition Party.
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Enlightenment Now
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Steven Pinker - Jan 15, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlig...
Alexander Stubb
Dec 20, 2019
I am in the middle of listening to @sapinker’s ”Enlightenment Now”. Simply brilliant! A must for anyone trying to make sense of the world. Factual optimism. Glad mother-in-law is getting me the physical version of the book for Christmas. Will re-read.     source
Peace Journey
The Struggle for Peace in Bosnia
Carl Bildt - Feb 01, 1999
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A political memoir of the Bosnian conflict written by the former Prime Minister of Sweden, who served as the European Union peace negotiator on former Yugoslavia from June to December 1995 and as High Representative of the International Community in Bosnia from January 1996 to June 1997. In a concluding chapter he argues that the European Union nee...
Alexander Stubb
Dec 04, 2019
A brilliant book by @carlbildt. About: The New World Disorder. Includes: historical analysis and personal experiences. Written: analytically and well. Combines: theory and practice. A must: for all interested in international relations. Should: be translated into many languages.     source
Everything Is F*cked
A Book About Hope
Mark Manson - May 14, 2019
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From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best its ever beenwe are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and h...
Alexander Stubb
Aug 06, 2019
Next three book recommendations: 1. Mark Manson is literally f*cking brilliant. Brings in many strands of thought - old and new. Reminds me of Bret Easton Ellis’ ”White”. And remember, I am eternal optimist in pursuit of happiness. Be prepared to be shaken, even stirred. 1/3     source
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A Memoir
Tara Westover - Feb 20, 2018
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Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag". In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's ...
Alexander Stubb
Jul 27, 2019
If you read or listen to only one book this summer, this is it. Bloody brilliant! Every word, every sentence. Rarely do I go through a book with such a rollecoaster of emotion, from love to hate. Thank you for sharing ⁦@tarawestover⁩ #Educated     source
Bret Easton Ellis - Apr 16, 2019
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Combining personal reflection and social observation, Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction is an incendiary polemic about this young century's failings, e-driven and otherwise, and at once an example, definition, and defense of what "freedom of speech" truly means.Bret Easton Ellis has wrestled with the double-edged sword of fame and notori...
Alexander Stubb
Jun 19, 2019
In Finland ongoing discussion about freedom of speech, self-sensorship and political correctness. Important, even if Finland often top 1-3 press freedom. May I recommend @BretEastonEllis latest book called White. Thought provoking. Interesting.     source