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Alain de Botton


Wednesday, March 7 2012

A Devotional Handbook for Secular Skeptics: 'Religion for Atheists'

"Religions are intermittently too useful, effective and intelligent to be abandoned to the religious alone."

Wednesday, October 20 2010

'A Week at the Airport' Will Make a Fine Companion on Your Next Journey

"...Sequences of planes waiting to begin their journeys, their fins a confusion of colours against the grey horizon, like sails at a regatta."

Sunday, August 16 2009

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton

In analysing labour with such intensity, the author offers us a worldview that is unfairly inflected with greater sorrow than pleasure.

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