What are the best ideology books of all time?

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    #1The Idiot

    The Idiot
    The Idiot is a philosophical novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, first published in 1869. It tells the story of Prince Lec Nikolayevich Myshkin, who returns to Russia after spending years in a sanatorium in Switzerland.

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    Summer Xia
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Such an intensely brilliant story, but pretty difficult to get into. It's fairly dry writing, so it took me a minute to get into the right frame of mind for it, but once I did, I was lost in the text. The world he writes is vibrant."
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    1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell that tells the story of Winston Smith, who lives under the rule of the tyrannical government ruled by the omnipresent Big Brother. It is a bleak portrayal of how society might become in the future.

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    Sharon Bradley
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "George Orwell always has the best stories when it comes to hard reality and past times. This one is about a tyrannical government and everything that it is supposed to be our future society. This is a kind of description of the future events that our society will bring."
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    #3The Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag Archipelago

    The Gulag Archipelago is a book by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn. Originally written in Russian, the book is an account of more than 200 prisoners' experiences in a gulag labor camp, including the author's own experiences.


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    Andrea Morrison
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "When I want a book about ideology, I think philosophical, political, or even religious. This is more of a historical book with over 200 narratives of prisoners in a labor camp. While they certainly detail their beliefs in some cases, that's not the focus of this collection. "
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    #4The Discovery of the Unconscious

    The Discovery of the Unconscious
    The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry is a non-fiction book written by Henri F. Ellenberger which explains the theories of the unconscious pre-date Freud.

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    Jack Patel
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Prior to Freud, there were many others trying to search and figure out the unconscious mind. This book details those attempts and trials and errors along the way. It is a deep thinking book and at times a little difficult to follow. It was interesting, nonetheless."
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    #5Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 

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    Carl Gray
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is an cautionary tale for mankind, wrapping itself around Orwellian ideology . Employers in modern America should take note -- this kind of thing can happen when workers are consistently mistreated, stripped of benefits, and made to prioritize their careers over their family and personal obligations."
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    #6The Denial of Death

    The Denial of Death
    The Denial of Death is the winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 written by Ernest Becker with Foreword by Sam Keen and Daniel Goleman. This philosophy book is published in 1997 by Free Press.

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    Harold Fox
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "With little understanding of psychoanalysis and psychology in general, it was a bit of a struggle comprehending the full contents of the book. Credit goes to the author in his ability to provide a coherent flow of content and constant regard for the layman. Becker's philosophy seems to centre on four pillars that he further goes onto detail in the remainder of the book: one, that the world is much more terrifying than we observe and admit. Two, that the basic motivation for human behaviour is our biological need to control our basic anxiety, to deny the terror of death. Terror being, to have emerged from nothing, to have a name, a conscious of self, deep inner feelings, an excruciating inner yearning for life and self expression -- and with all this yet to die. Three, that we conspire to keep death unconscious. Mainly through two lines of defense: the vital lie of character and a hero system that allows us to believe that we transcend death by participating in something of lasting worth. And four, our heroic projects that are aimed at destroying evil have the paradoxical effect of bringing more evil into the world."
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    #7The Great Code

    The Great Code
    The Great Code: The Bible and Literature is a study book authored by renowned Bible scholar Northrop Frye. It was released in 2002. it is about the influence of the Bible on Western art and creativity.

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    Adam Jones
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is not what you would call a "Christian" book about the bible. It is a secular discourse about the bible being a literary book. However, one may find it an interesting read. Just do not rely on it for any bible studies."
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    #8A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity

    A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity
    The second volume of Mircea Eliade's History of Religious Ideas encompasses the religions from ancient China to the birth of Christianity, as well as Hinduism, the story of Siddharta Gautama, and many more.

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    Victoria Weaver
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Looking for meaning in your life? You may find it within these pages. Check out the major religious movements."
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    #9Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief

    Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief
    This book explores how people from different times, cultures and religions have always formulated stories and myths with similar structures. Like this, Jordan B. Peterson explores the connections between neuropsychology and cognitive science, presenting an interesting theory that makes the true meaning of myths accessible to any critical mind. 


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    Dylan Ryan
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Everyone has their opinions when it comes out ideology gy and what you want to believe in but this book has a good concept on what ideology is"
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    #10Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.


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    #11Modern Man in Search of a Soul

    Modern Man in Search of a Soul

    This book, regarded as one of the bests in the field of psychology, is an introduction to Carl Gustav Jung's thoughts, in which he examines many crucial areas of analytical psychology, including a provocative yet insightful exploration of the relationship between religion and psychology. 


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    He Shen
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This seems like a good book, but it turned out far too "heady" for my tastes. I can appreciate the topic and discussion about it, and like some of the concepts it presents. But unless you are a psych major, this is going go over over a lot of heads."
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    #12Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment
    Crime and Punishment is a classic of Russian literature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky published in 1866. It tells the story of ex-student Rodion Raskolnikov who plans to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker to liberate himself from poverty.


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    Rachel Bowman
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I like to read while I'm getting ready to go to bed and this book, Crime and Punishment, did not let me get any sleep the other night! This book draws you in right away and you don't want to put it down. "
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    #13Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival.Man's Search for Meaning is among the ten most influential books in America.


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    Bruce Gonzales
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book gives incredible perspective and is easily one of the best books about the inner working of ideology within peoples minds. I am very interested in the mind and introspective works, and this book delivered thought provoking ideas. Drawing from the author's personal experience during world war II as well as their own experience treating patients, this book gives plenty of ideas to ponder."


Best What are the best ideology books of all time
1The IdiotBooks 43 Paid
21984Books 39 Paid
3The Gulag ArchipelagoBooks 35 Paid
4The Discovery of the UnconsciousBooks 32 Paid
5Animal FarmBooks 30 Paid
6The Denial of DeathBooks 29 Paid
7The Great CodeBooks 15 Paid
8A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of ChristianityBooks 12 Paid
9Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of BeliefBooks 9 Paid
10Brave New WorldBooks 8 Paid

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