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Global reading: a failed test

Adam Roberts conducted an exercise to see how globally read he was in terms of fiction. I started this exercise curious to see, really, how large is the gap in my knowledge of world literature. It turns out: it’s pretty huge. The majority of nation-states listed below are followed by I have never read any fiction from that country. I am, of course, limiting myself to novels written by citizens of the countries concerned (which is to say, I am not counting fiction merely set in that country, or by people born elsewhere…

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The impact of a worldview

Training Leaders International – have a helpful comparison between a group oriented society and an individual oriented society. Sweden as a whole is a very individual oriented society, yet as a church and for many people we know they have been raised within a group-oriented society. It makes for an interesting dynamic. See what you think. Group-Oriented Societies Individual-Oriented Societies People are born into extended families in which they live their entire lives Everyone grows up to look after himself/herself and organize nuclear families Identity is based on birth and the…

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The Curiosity Index (23.03.2015)

If you were under any illusions that marriage is not under attack in our time, then this article about a court case in France should clear things up. Here are is the key point about western liberal culture: The notion of a duty to fidelity is quite loose Quite. Jonny Mellor has a good article on worldview and the arts I thought Amanda Peacock’s article after the media storm created by her husband Gavin’s comments about marriage was an excellent strong fiery response. My friend Mark Meynell has launched a kickstarter…

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