52B/52W, Week 5: Discours de la Méthode

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Discours de la méthode - René Descartes The low end of higher education is frustrating because you are told plenty of very interesting things which were thought up by very interesting people, but usually totally out of their original context, thrown at you to understand and memorize; exam fodder basically.…

52B/52W, Week 4: Fin de cycle

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Fin de cycle - Mathieu Bock-Côté Mathieu Bock-Coté is another author whom I had the pleasure of being able to listen to, and speak to, before reading his book. Here again, the habits in writing are very similar to his manners of speech. In a conference I had in my…

52B/52W, Week 2: Nationalisme et Démocratie

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Nationalisme et Démocratie: Réflexions sur les illusions des indépendentistes québécois - Jean-Pierre Derriennic I'm not gonna lie, I only read this because I'm a fanboy. Mr. Derriennic is a teacher of mine at the political science faculty of the University Laval, and one of the most recent addition to my…

52B/52W, Week 1: Militant Modernism

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Militant Modernity - Owen Hatherley I have to thank my dad for making me read this, though he didn't recommend it. I ordered a photo book for him, a retrospective of Balthazar Korab's architectural photography (extremely nice hardcover photo book for that price by the way), and was a few…