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  • Utopia for Realists

  • How We Can Build the Ideal World
  • By: Rutger Bregman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 483
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    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 414

Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history and beyond the traditional left-right divides as he champions ideas whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Kerrie M James on 10-12-17

Realistic!

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Reviewed: 03-20-19

This is the tool book UBI has been waiting for. I'll be writing this for years. Also great listen and well read.

  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

  • By: Ilan Pappe
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred, and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called "ethnic cleansing."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very pertinent history

  • By Matt Bewley on 05-28-18

Fundamental read

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Reviewed: 01-16-19

The detail this book gives is fundamental to understanding the situation and history of the region.

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  • It Came from Beyond Zen!: More Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye)

  • By: Brad Warner
  • Narrated by: Brad Warner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

In Japan in 1253, one of the great thinkers of his time died - and the world barely noticed. That man was the Zen monk Eihei Dogen. For centuries his main work, Shobogenzo, languished in obscurity, locked away in remote monasteries until scholars rediscovered it in the 20th century. What took so long? In Brad Warner's view, Dogen was too ahead of his time to find an appreciative audience. To bring Dogen's work to a bigger audience, Warner began paraphrasing Shobogenzo, recasting it in simple, everyday language. The first part of this project resulted in Don't Be a Jerk, and now Warner presents this second volume, It Came from Beyond Zen! Once again, Warner uses wry humor and incisive commentary to bridge the gap between past and present, making Dogen's words clearer and more relevant than ever before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights in a fun way

  • By Gvido on 07-24-18

Great

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Reviewed: 10-15-18

Clear and fun. An important read for any level of knowledge although probably best to have dumbe beginners understanding.

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  • Don't Be a Jerk

  • And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master
  • By: Brad Warner
  • Narrated by: Brad Warner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The Shobogenzo (The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye) is a revered 800-year-old Zen Buddhism classic written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dogen. Despite the timeless wisdom of his teachings, many consider the book difficult to understand. In Don't Be a Jerk, Zen priest and best-selling author Brad Warner, through accessible paraphrasing and incisive commentary, applies Dogen's teachings to modern times.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • You don't need to use bad theology

  • By Clint J. Latham Jr. on 03-24-17

Brad at his best

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Reviewed: 09-29-17

Brad explains the complex in a fun and engaging way. This is a great place to start getting into to Dogen.

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