Only two books this week, for three reasons:
- One of them was quite long
The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett
Good because it doesn’t just focus on a single area, but explores all different parts of the dark net equally in depth, Jamie Bartlett’s guide to the hidden web is a must-read for anyone who’s interested in the history and evolution of subcultures and underground communities online. Bartlett discusses diverse groups without demonising them, and provides an interesting look at the different facets of humanity that so many of us try to pretend aren’t there.
A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
There were bits of this book that I loved, and bits that I disagreed with, and bits that I thought weren’t in-depth enough. However, it was definitely worth a read, and the sections on the Aristotelian principle give some food for thought. A good introduction for anyone who wants an overarching look at various theories of ethics as applied to society on a large scale.
What have you read this week?