The Greatest Korean, Irish, Swiss "Nonfiction" Books Since 2010

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This list represents a comprehensive and trusted collection of the greatest books. Developed through a specialized algorithm, it brings together 305 'best of' book lists to form a definitive guide to the world's most acclaimed books. For those interested in how these books are chosen, additional details can be found on the rankings page.

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  1. 1. We Don’t Know Ourselves by Fintan O'Toole

    "We Don't Know Ourselves" by Fintan O'Toole is a collection of essays that explores the current state of Ireland and its people. O'Toole argues that Ireland's sense of identity has been shaped by its history of colonization and the struggle for independence, but that this identity is now being challenged by globalization and the changing social and economic landscape. He examines issues such as immigration, the Catholic Church's declining influence, and the rise of nationalism, and ultimately argues that Ireland needs to embrace a new sense of identity that is inclusive and forward-thinking.

    The 7090th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Cult Of Emptiness The Western Discovery Of Buddhist Thought And The Invention Of Oriental Philosophy by Urs App

    This book delves into the fascinating journey of how Buddhist thought was introduced and interpreted in the West, tracing the origins back to the encounters between European intellectuals and Asian cultures. It explores the notion of "Oriental Philosophy" as a construct of Western imagination, shaped by the translations and interpretations of texts that were often misunderstood or taken out of context. The author critically examines the romanticization and misconceptions that led to the creation of a mystical and exotic Eastern philosophy, highlighting the impact of these interpretations on both Western perceptions of Buddhism and the development of modern philosophy. Through a meticulous historical analysis, the book reveals the complex dynamics of cultural exchange, intellectual curiosity, and the quest for spiritual understanding, shedding light on the enduring fascination with the concept of emptiness and the cultural constructs that have emerged around it.

    The 8514th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim

    This book is a contemplative guide that explores the importance of slowing down in our fast-paced world to discover peace, tranquility, and happiness. Written by a renowned meditation teacher, it offers practical advice and insights drawn from the author's life experiences and spiritual teachings. Through a series of short, accessible chapters, the book addresses various aspects of modern life, such as love, relationships, work, and self-care, encouraging readers to pause, breathe, and reflect on their inner lives. It combines mindfulness and Zen Buddhist principles to help readers cultivate a more mindful and compassionate approach to their daily lives, emphasizing the profound wisdom that becomes visible only when we take the time to slow down.

    The 9751st Greatest Book of All Time

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