The True-Believer: How Fanaticism Leads The World To Chaos

A powerful explanation of why the world is burning.

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On the eve of the end of World War Two, the most destructive conflict humanity has ever known, British philosopher Bertrand Russell reflected on the ultimate cause of problems in the world. His words ring true in any age:

“The whole problem with the…

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A curious polymath who wants to know how everything works. Blog: Renaissance Man Journal (http://gainweightjournal.com/).

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