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Book Review: ‘Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms’ by Arsalan Iftikhar

"Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms" by Arsalan Iftikhar is a well written and passionate book defending reason and rationality. But the world is no longer a rational or reasonable place.

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SXSW: Voter Technology Panel – One-Sided View on Voting Tech

“Voter Technology: A Reimagined Future”, a presentation at SXSW, focused on bringing election technology into the 21st Century. The speakers included Diego Bernal, a social worker and member of the Texas House of Representatives for San Antonio, and Peter Jackson, Public Sector Strategy Lead at IDEO, a design and consulting company based in San Francisco. Their goal: Use modern technology to facilitate the registration and voting process. They covered the motivations, possibilities and issues surrounding technology and voting.

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Book Review: ‘At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails,’ by Sarah Bakewell

Whether the reader is interested in the lives of Sartre, Beauvoir, and Heidegger, or in search of fulfillment of one’s own enlightenment, Sarah Bakewell’s "At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails" account of the Existential movement is both fascinating and relevant.

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