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    Book Discussion The News: A User's Manual

    Alain de Botton talked about his book, The News: A User’s Manual, in which he looks at the way the news media shapes the way we think about politics, tragedy, crime, and celebrity. He argued that we…

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    After Words with Alain de Botton

    Mr. de Botton, an atheist, argues that rather than mocking religion, atheists and agnostics should steal the best ideas from world religions, such asthe methods for building strong…

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    The Consolations of Philosophy

    Mr. de Botton discussed his book The Consolations of Philosophy, published by Pantheon Books. Drawing on the lives and works of Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, and…

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    How Proust Can Change Your Life

    Author Alain DeBotton talked about his new book, How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel. The book examines how Proust’s novel Remembrance of Things Past teaches lessons which apply to…

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