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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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Empire of Pain
The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Patrick Radden Keefe - Apr 13, 2021
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The highly anticipated portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing. The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the a...
Alexander Stubb
May 16, 2021
Finished listening to @praddenkeefe book ”Empire of Pain”. Remarkably well researched and narrated true story about the Sackler family, big pharma, Valium, Oxycontin, art, greed, marketing, science, law, the FDA, philatropy and much more. Scary. Sad. Recommendable.      source
Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
Fareed Zakaria - Oct 06, 2020
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Lenin once said, “There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen.” This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic impacts that may take years to unfold.In the...
Alexander Stubb
Mar 22, 2021
Listened to @FareedZakaria’s latest book over the weekend. ”Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World” is a brilliant, clear and interesting analysis of the world. Zakaria has a knack to bring the past into the present and look into the future. A warm recommendation.      source
Privacy is Power
Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data
Carissa Veliz - Apr 06, 2021
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An Economist Book of the Year  A blistering exposé of how our personal data is abused, why that matters, and what we can do about it . . . They are watching you. Governments and hundreds of corporations are spying on you, and everyone you know. Every minute of every day. Without your permission, or even your awareness, they are harvesti...
Alexander Stubb
Feb 21, 2021
My @dagensindustri column in print tomorrow. On privacy. Inspired by @carissaveliz book #PrivacyIsPower. Will post on my homepage later. What’s the first thing you do when you wakebupbin the morning? Touch your phone? That’s when data collection for the day begins...      source
A Hopeful History
Rutger Bregman - Jun 02, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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From the author of New York Times bestseller UTOPIA FOR REALISTS, a revolutionary argument that the innate goodness and cooperation of human beings has been the greatest factor in our success.If one basic principle has served as the bedrock of bestselling author Rutger Bregman's thinking, it is that every progressive idea -- whether it was the abol...
Alexander Stubb
Sep 27, 2020
An excellent book! Warning - a difficult read for pessimists, cynics and all those who find salt in their cornflakes. @rcbregman      source
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
The Unwinding of the Miracle
A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After
Julie Yip-williams - Feb 05, 2019
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As a young mother facing a terminal diagnosis, Julie Yip-Williams began to write her story, a story like no other. What began as the chronicle of an imminent and early death became something much more--a powerful exhortation to the living.That Julie Yip-Williams survived infancy was a miracle. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia ...
Alexander Stubb
Sep 17, 2019
The book is based on a blog of the last four years of her life. Truth, honesty, humour, anger, love, it has it all. A truly remarkable story. 5/5      source
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How Democracies Die
Steven Levitsky - Jan 08, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "Comprehensive, enlightening, and terrifyingly timely."--The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITH BOOK PRIZE - SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post - Time - Foreign Affairs - WBUR - PasteDonald Trump's presidency has raise...
Alexander Stubb
Sep 05, 2019
1. How Democracies Die, a book by Harvard Professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, is an excellent overview of the different ways democracies have whithered away throughout history...      source
An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
Laura Hillenbrand - Apr 25, 2017
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The #1 New York Times  bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos, as well as exclusive content, "In Conversation," with Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperin...
Alexander Stubb
Aug 19, 2019
August of audiobooks continues: 1. Unbroken. This book is my top 5 for this summer. The true story of WW II veteran and Olympian Louis Zamperini. An amazing journey, well wirtten by Laura Hillenbrand. 1/3      source
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The Longest Race
A Lifelong Runner, An Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance
Ed Ayres - Aug 20, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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Among endurance runners, there are those who have run very long distances, and then there are those who have run very long distances for a very long time. Ed Ayres exemplifies the latter; having run in over 600 races across fifty-five years, he is arguably the most experienced American distance runner still competing today. A book no one else could...
Alexander Stubb
Aug 11, 2019
3. The Longest Race. A book about running, but really more than that. Ed Ayres takes on the JFK Ultra Trailrun and brings in his views on modern society, climate change, energy, running and many other things. You don’t have to be a sportsnut to like this one. 3/3      source
The Nickel Boys
A Novel
Colson Whitehead - Jun 30, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Alexander Stubb
Aug 11, 2019
2. The Nickel Boys. Another masterpiece by Colson Whitehead. Loved The Underground Railway, and this one was no disappointment. Same genre: race, society and fiction mixed in with historical facts fact. 2/3      source
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