6 books on the list
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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
Discover the Swedish decluttering method of "death cleaning" with this charming and practical guide. Embrace minimalism and learn to clear out unnecessary belongings before it's too late. With Scandinavian humor and wisdom, the author provides a radical and joyous approach to putting things in order, making the process uplifting rather than overwhelming. Discover which possessions to keep and which to get rid of and enjoy a glimpse into the author's own life in Sweden.
@kejames And this is my favorite audio book – source
Tolerance Is a Wasteland
Palestine and the Culture of Denial
Discover how an alleged progressive and democratic Israel sustains a violent project of dispossession and discrimination. Despite well-documented evidence of racism and human rights abuses, Israel has long been embraced by the most liberal sectors of society for its ideals of tolerance and inclusivity. However, Tolerance Is a Wasteland argues that this is achieved through a specific form of denial, negating the Palestinian presence in Palestine in such a way that the act of denial is itself denied. Author Saree Makdisi explores this through various examples, including the haunted landscape of depopulated Palestinian villages, the theater of "pinkwashing," and the controversial Museum of Tolerance. Discover the system of emotional investments and perceptions that makes this cognitive dissonance possible.
You know how y'all ask me all the time what you should read to learn about Palestine? This is it. Read this book. It's written by Professor Makdisi @sareemakdisi & you can tell he's a good teacher because he explains seemingly complicated issues in a manner anybody can understand – source
The History of White People
An eminent historian takes us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, tracing the invention of the idea of race and the worship of whiteness for economic, social, scientific, and political ends. The concept of race did not exist in Greek and Roman antiquity, only geography and the opportunity to conquer and enslave others. Obsession with whiteness flourished in the eighteenth century with the German invention of the notion of Caucasian beauty. Spread by intellectuals such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, white race theory reached North America with a vengeance, excluding blacks and all ethnic groups not of Protestant, northern European background. This book forces us to confront our notions of race and the history behind them.
Wouldn’t hurt to buy this writer’s book btw. Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People. It’s great. – source
Also recommended byTressie McMillan Cottom
The Gift of Fear
Discover how to protect yourself and trust your instincts with this empowering and life-saving guide. Personal safety expert Gavin de Becker shares his expertise on predicting violent behavior and offers real-life examples and advice on restraining orders, self-defense, and more. Learn how to identify danger and feel safer in any situation. Trust your intuition and stay safe with this essential read for anyone who's ever felt threatened.
@JonZilla___ Get a book called “The Gift of Fear” – source
Also recommended byAnna KendrickNicholas C. Zakas
The Wahhabi Code
How the Saudis Spread Extremism Globally
Uncover the truth behind the current wave of Saudi Arabian-sponsored terrorism and its connection to ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and more in this eye-opening read. Terence Ward exposes Saudi Arabia's role as the largest exporter of Wahhabism, the severe, ultra-conservative sect of Islam at the core of international terror groups. Through decades of funding charities, mosques, and schools promoting this ideology, the Saudi regime has expanded its influence beyond the Middle East, even targeting European cities. Gain unique insight from Ward, who has spent much of his life in the Middle East, into the culture of extremism and how it can be stopped.
The Wahhabi Code: How Saudis Spread Extremism Globally is an excellent book people should read. Here is a great review of it by @JordanElgrably – source
Psychoanalysis Under Occupation
Practicing Resistance in Palestine (Psychoanalytic Political Theory)