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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar and former politician. She received international attention as a critic of Islam and advocate for the rights and self-determination of Muslim women, actively opposing forced marriage, honor violence, child marriage and female genital mutilation.
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The Open Society and Its Enemies
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Karl R. Popper - Apr 21, 2013 (first published in 1956)
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One of the most important books of the twentieth century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack on the intellectual origins of totalitarianism. Popper was born in 1902 to a Viennese family of Jewish origin. He taught in Austria until 1937, when he emigrated to New Zeal...
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
One of the biggest lessons for me from this book is that so many bad ideas that lead to authoritarian consequences begin with good intentions.     source