Easy reading books

Why does so many people read and apply the messages contained in the book written by Karl Marx in their way of life? One of the possible answers is that the book gives cultural and philosophical impact to the way of life of many people. That is why a book written by Karl Marx is very much appreciated, even some people leveled this book as high as a Scripture. However, this type of book is sometimes very difficult to understand.

This does not apply to books that do not have a high originality. Usually these books can be categorized as easy reading books. Many easy reading books can be easily recognized, especially for the books written in Malay, because it just cleverly quoting and/or translating other people’s opinions (from book written by scholars from the west). I’ve read such book published recently by a Malaysian scholar. Although this book have many references, I do not find the original thoughts or ideas set forth in this book. Ordinary people may be amazed by the breadth of reading and the many sources of theories of social science cited in this book. Actually, what is the contribution of this book in scientific literature?

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Hadi Nur

My name is Hadi Nur, a professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and an adjunct professor at Universitas Negeri Malang (UM). I can be reached easily online. Here, the table of content of my blog posts and search what you are looking for here.

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  1. Kalau ada waktu dan uang saya main ke Johor
    Sayang Selangor Johor jauh..
    Saya ambil S3 mudah mudah bisa jadi prof madya
    juga walau ketuaan…Salam buat Terry dan keluarga..oh ya saya dapat informasi dari PPI