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Fears, Freedom, and Truth, do you have any recommendations?

Asked by scars2b (111points) September 2nd, 2008

I’m looking for any books, music, or movies exploring those themes. No political stuff though.

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stratman37's avatar

Well, you’re gonna be hard pressed to find anything about freedom that doesn’t involve a political slant from the author/artist/producer/director.

hoteipdx's avatar

The Postman by David Brin and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Both books have a hopeful, pro-education tone. In the nonfiction realm, The End of Faith by Sam Harris is a must read. Regardless of your belief system (or lack of belief), Harris is one of the most important minds exploring current affairs today. Read the whole book.

marinelife's avatar

Have you read Animal Farm by George Orwell? It is a classic.

gailcalled's avatar

“Lord of the Flies ” by Wm Golding.

I side with Stratman. All the themes you mentioned (particularly freedom) have a political underlay or subtext. Least obvious in music w/o lyrics. (Beethoven’s “Eroica Symphony” or Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”, for example.)

Fears can be less political.; eg; The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks and all the articles and journals and texts about phobias.

augustlan's avatar

M. Scott Peck’s “The Road Less Traveled”

SeekerSeekiing's avatar

The Four Agreements…tells us how to live in those places…

scars2b's avatar

Thanks guys, i think will have a good selection to choose from.

boffin's avatar

The Wind in the Willows
The Wizard of Oz

Wind deals with the “Fears, Freedom, and Truth” you mentioned…
Oz deals with Politics ala 1930’s style still relevant…

Both great reads….
Keep an open mind…


maccmann's avatar

Have you read “On Liberty” by John Stuart Mill? Also try “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor Frankl.

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