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Peter Gregory Boghossian is an American philosopher. He is an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University. Boghossian's areas of academic focus include atheism, critical thinking, pedagogy, scientific skepticism, and the Socratic method.
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The Up Side of Down
Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success
Megan McArdle - Feb 24, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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“Clever, surprisingly fast-paced, and enlightening.” —Forbes Most new products fail. So do most businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? What separates those who keep treading water from those who harne...
Peter Boghossian
Dec 31, 2021
The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success, by @asymmetricinfo, is a gem. Every young person who’s striving to make something of themselves should read this book.      source
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Knee Ability Zero
Ben Patrick - Nov 01, 2021
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Peter Boghossian
Dec 30, 2021
This is a really important book—even if you’re not dealing with knee issues. I wish I could go back in time and give myself this in my 20s when I was doing heavy squats.      source
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The Hungarian Way of Strategy
Balázs Orbán - Oct 26, 2021
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Peter Boghossian
Dec 16, 2021
The Hungarian Way of Strategy by @BalazsOrban_HU is a fascinating read. It sets the stage for understanding Hungarian contemporary thinking and policies. Highly recommended for strategic thinkers and/or those interested in recent developments in Hungary.      source
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San Fransicko
Why Progressives Ruin Cities
Michael Shellenberger - Oct 12, 2021
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National bestselling author of APOCALYPSE NEVER skewers progressives for the mishandling of America's faltering cities. Progressives claimed they knew how to solve homelessness, inequality, and crime. But in cities they control, progressives made those problems worse.Michael Shellenberger has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty years. Du...
Peter Boghossian
Oct 13, 2021
One of the most important books of the last quarter century. @ShellenbergerMD San Fransicko      source
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How Politicized Classrooms Harm Kids and Ruin Our Schools―and What We Can Do About It
Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder, John H. McWhorter - Sep 14, 2021
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Peter Boghossian
Sep 03, 2021
This is the book for helping parents and teachers fight the indoctrination happening in public schools.  by Bonnie Snyder from @TheFIREorg. Foreword by @JohnHMcWhorter      source
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We Have Overcome
An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People
Jason D. Hill - Aug 11, 2020
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A black immigrant’s eloquent appreciation of the American Dream, and why his adopted nation remains the most noble experiment in enabling the pursuit of happiness. It has been more than fifty years since the Civil Rights Act enshrined equality under the law for all Americans. Since that time, America has enjoyed an era of unprecedented prosperity, ...
Peter Boghossian
Feb 19, 2021
I just finished this heartfelt, powerful book. @JasonDHill6 is incredibly effective at challenging the dominant narrative and offering an achievable, unifying way forward.      source
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Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights
Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Feb 09, 2021
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The New York Times bestselling author of Infidel, Nomad, and Heretic argues that waves of Muslim immigration are transforming sexual politics in Europe in ways that threaten to undermine the hard-won rights of Western women.Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been speaking against Islamic extremism for decades. In the age of #MeToo, she asks: Why is no one talking...
Peter Boghossian
Feb 16, 2021
Here’s a link to @Ayaan’s throughly sourced, beautifully written, and vitally important book Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights      source
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Irreversible Damage
The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
Abigail Shrier - Jun 30, 2020
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Irreversible Damage is an exploration of a mystery: Why, in the last decade, has the diagnosis "gender dysphoria," transformed from a vanishingly rare affliction, applying almost exclusively to boys and men, to an epidemic among teenage girls? Author Abigail Shrier presents shocking statistics and stories from real families to show that America and...
Peter Boghossian
Sep 02, 2020
While on hiatus, I read this fantastic book by @AbigailShrier It’s written with compassion, scientific precision, and clarity.      source
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Cynical Theories
How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity―and Why This Harms Everybody
Helen Pluckrose - Aug 25, 2020
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Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn’t practice yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? Are you confused by these ideas, and do you wonder how they have manage...
Peter Boghossian
Jul 04, 2020
If you want to understand our current cultural revolution, this is the book you must read: By @HPluckrose @ConceptualJames      source