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The authoritarian state capitalism

Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg: The silent conquest. How China is undermining Western democracies and reorganizing the world

CHINAIt is known that China under Xi Jinping has developed in an autocratic direction. The authors show how the effect has spread in the rest of the world.

Caste – a universal system of inequality, abuse of power and humiliation

Isabel Wilkerson: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent

RANK: In India it is the surname, in the USA it is the skin color, which determines whether one is at the top or bottom of the caste system's ladder

Slavery belongs to history – racism is timeless

Ibram X. Kendi One World: How to be an antiracist

ANTIRASISM: In the 1700th century, it was a good shop to capture people as slaves and commodities. In the 19th century, slavery was abolished. In the world of Ibram X. Celebrity, captivity still exists – every time we fail to protest against racism.

Deep nostalgia on the border of utopianism

Simon Heffer: The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880-1914

MYTHS: Brexit's proponents have created four myths – about the empire's pride, submission, Anglo – Saxon solidarity and xenophobia.

Confined by their own family

Tara Westover, Katy Morgan-Davies: Educated / The Girl In the Shadows

CATCHED: In two autobiographies we get to know Tara Westover and Katy Morgan-Davies, respectively, who were both brainwashed, manipulated, abused and held captive by their own family – until they finally managed to escape.

While we wait for Peterson

Jordan B. Peterson: 12 Rules for Life. An Antidote to Chaos

: Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life is full of contradictions and the kind of reductionism he himself warns against.  

Eight years in power

Ta-Nehisi Coates: We Were Eight Years in Power. And American Tragedy.

: Barack Obama's eight years as America's first black president indirectly paved the way for the country's "first white" president, according to one of America's most influential African-American writers.