Discus was played at the earliest Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. We’re no sports experts, but it’s basically a heavy frisbee thrown vertically that no one catches (aka ancient frolf). Likewise, the art of debate, Socratic or otherwise, has been around for millenia. But un-likewise, you’d definitely want to catch these “discus”sion-prompting book athletes, ones that are guaranteed to make you think for at least a thousand more years. —All Lit Up
I submit to you the entire line of manifestos from Rocky Mountain Books. Twenty very well written non-fiction titles that are excellent at exercising everything from your emotions and sensibilities to your beliefs and passions. They are meant to “encourage debate and facilitate change whenever and wherever possible.”
They are all interesting, thought provoking, and worthy of discussion. For those passionate about the protection of wild animals, I suggest The Grizzly Manifesto and The Homeward Wolf. If you’re interested in honeybees and what we can do to save them, grab a copy of The Incomparable Honeybee and the Economics of Pollination. Global warming tickles your fancy? Try Becoming Water.
If you’re even slightly interested, RMB has a manifesto that will enhance your knowledge and enflame your passions. And to top it all off, they’re pretty and affordable, and they look great on your bookshelf.
Don’t be afraid. I won’t smite you. Probably.