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About meStudied math and some philosphy, later some more philosophy and sociology. Came down to earth after reading False Dawn, The Shock Doctrine and (re)reading The Report of the Club of Rome. Still like some science and technology studies in between, though.

My main program being somewhat like this:

OK we are heading for environmental collapse. I don't believe in constructing utopia's out of the blue, you have to understand what is happening in order to do something about it. So you need to study history / comparative (how come, why us), Sociology (mechanisms at work), etc.

About my libraryOnly recently discovered i am a librarian. Buy more books now. preferably second hand. Themes in non fiction:

- Sociology, Political / social philosophy
- Science and technology studies (including philosophy of science, technology, sociology of science, history of ..)
- Religion / Buddhism
- Socialism / marxism / left
- Globalization / Neoliberalism / economy
- Sciences (mainly popular)
- Computers / Informatics / AI / AL
- The miracle of the west
- Ecophilosophy / environmental / green
- assorted

GroupsHistory at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture, Nederlandstalige lezers, Science Fiction Fans, sociology of science / science and technology studies

Favorite authorsHans Achterhuis, Jean Améry, Naomi Klein, Lynn Townsend White (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://www.xs4all.nl/~vstekst/jan/

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Real namestorytelling en leiderschap http://www.storyventures.nl

LocationLeiden, The Netherlands

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Member sinceJan 14, 2009

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Bedankt voor uw reactie. Helaas bestaat de serie nog uit slechts twee delen. De komende jaren wordt deze uitgebreid. 'k Hoop dat u met veel plezier en enthousiasme de boeken zult lezen.
Een groet, Theo de Klerk.
Thanks for your comments.

I am indeed quite interest in sts and the history of science (I'm doing a degree on this) and is always nice to find others with the same interest.

The Shock Doctrine was quite stimulating a reading, but found her argumentative style a bit floppy (piling up vaguely similar historical instances without providing much indication of how they should support her thesis) and was slightly put off by the fact that she (apparently) misquoted Friedman to further her argument.

As for my politics, I'm a slightly left-leaning classical liberal. While I'd be fairly happy to embrace capitalism, if I may guess from your books you seem keener on the Frankfurt school and more lefty thought critical of free markets?

This said, browsing through your library made me realise I have forgetten to catalogue my Fromm - Thank you :)
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