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Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong

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In tracing the history of violence through the history of the world’s religions, Armstrong shows that humanity has been perennially locked in a dilemma—how to be peaceful in a violent world—and that each religious development has ended in contradictions, ironies, and paradoxes.

The End of War By John Horgan

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Adding all this together, Horgan says that if there isn’t a direct, clear-cut correlation between war and any cause, then there’s no reason for war to exist. We have the power to end war, simply by choosing to end it.

Dreamers of the Absolute By Anna Sun

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Sun’s writing is clean, spare, and as meditative as her protagonist’s experience at the monastery, and as beautiful as the book itself.

Street of Thieves by Mathias Énard

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At the core of the book, beneath the religion and politics, is the idea of identity, and how it’s a misconception that we have one, because we’re really all the same.

Man V. Nature by Diane Cook

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Cook delights in her role as fortune-teller, imparting visions of the world we will inherit, like hazy, pearl-tinged vignettes massaged from a crystal ball that are both unexpected, nightmarish prophecies and the logical fulfillment of our current world.

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 by Shelly Oria

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It is a story that emphasizes the internal struggle of growing crazy, of what we might have to consider we’re imagining, of what exactly is real.

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Siri Hustvedt
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Lipika Pelham
Daniel Bevacqua
Juan Pablo Roncone
Nicole Treska

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Featuring:
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Nelly Reifler
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Justin Taylor
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Bonnie Nadzam

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