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Two Hundred Years of Silence

IRAN: This sixty year old book is heartily recommended for anyone who wants to know more about the current relationship between Iranians and Arabs.

On Peter Sloterdijk’s In the Same Boat and After God. Norway/Germany

Recently translated into Norwegian, Peter Sloterdijk’s latest little book, In the Same Boat, thematises the challenges of hyper-politics in a globalised society.

Apocalypse

APOCALYPSE: A solitary greenhouse is the final outpost on Earth in Ben River’s prophetic science fiction-scenario, which stages the uncertain fate of the planet: deserted, with this greenhouse as its last remaining habitable place.

The final philosophical question

One philosophical question remains, and its answer will determine the continuing life on Earth, writes the author Erland Kiøsterud.

Abdolhossein Zarrinkoub: Two Centuries of Silence

A: Where are you from? B: Iran A: So you speak Arabic? B: No, we speak Farsi. Iranians are not Arab. We are Persian.

Artificial Intelligence-proof jobs

Apparently, the machines are coming for our jobs.

Utopia,

This year, Sir Thomas More’s Utopia marks its 500th anniversary. Modern Times takes this opportunity to celebrate this, still radical, great piece of work.

THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO. By Karl Marx.

Is Karl Marx still able to show us the way forward - some 168 years after his book was initially published?

Back To Utopia

With a moniker like ‘Modern Times’, it feels natural for us to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, published in 1516.

Book: Moments Of Clear Perception. Alexander Kluge And Gerhard Richter: Seagull Press, 2016

An insightful eye-opener for history as something more than linear progress