The Theory of the Leisure Class, by Thorstein Veblen

If you’re looking for a rigorous socioeconomic critique of consumerism without the typical Marxist or socialist rhetoric, you ought to read The Theory of the Leisure Class. Veblen does a wonderful diagnosis of capitalism in the late 19th century, and I think it’s important to discuss whether his ideas still hold strong in present day.

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Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Dostoyevsky? Достое́вский? Does-toy-every-sky?) is by far the longest work I’ve typeset so far, and I’m pretty sure it’ll stay that way for quite a while. However, it was definitely worth it, because this is a wonderful piece of literature. While the language is like a swamp that takes some slogging through, Crime and Punishment has some gems waiting to be captured if you look deep enough.

Due to the length, I haven’t proofread the entire novel yet, so it would be greatly appreciated if you let me know if you spot anything.

PDF File: Crime and Punishment

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