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Books About Books in Troubled Times

While finding time to read can feel like a luxury, books have often been vital and necessary for surviving and sustaining through difficult times. Many people have also found many books and collections important enough to risk their own lives in order to protect them. The following books dive into the role books, manuscripts and libraries have played in times of war, crisis and change.  

The Golem and the Jinni

Jewish Speculative Fiction

There have been some high profile hot takes and rebuttals about whether Jewish themes in speculative fiction lend themselves to the Fantasy or Sci-fi genre.

Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley From Building a new Global Underclass

The Future of Work

The Role of Work in the 21st Century

Political instability, growing wealth inequality, and new technological innovation has left many feeling insecure about their current and future employment and the role of work in society. While insecurities about the state of politics, economics, and technology are not new, the past decade has seen unprecedented changes. The books on this list share a common theme of trying to understand the changes to workplaces and labor in the early 21st century which with we are currently grappling with and their future implications.