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New York disembodied

New York Vertical Portable Format Edition by Horst Hamann My rating: 3 of 5 stars The premise of this book is that New York is markedly vertical and thus is interestingly captured when a vertical perspective is adopted. As is customary in photography books there is nothing much written. The preface mentions a few topics… Continue reading New York disembodied

Books · General philosophising · Performance & Arts · Political

The myth of meritocracy & its discontents

Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve read other books by de Botton and (unlike some readers) enjoyed his chatty style and self-deprecating anecdotes. This book is less personal and has more of an essay feel, but the modus operandi is still graceful, readable synthesis and organisation of material… Continue reading The myth of meritocracy & its discontents