The tone of Wednesday obviously leans towards promoting modern ideas regarding activism and culture, but with that, there is still significant importance in reading the texts that are responsible for defining entire eras of thought. From the Age of Enlightenment, the first instances of feminism, and the expatriot intellectuals of the 1920s, here are our favorite classics.

Rousseau: Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

Marx: Communist Manifesto

René DesCartes: Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy

F. Scott Fitzgerald: This Side of Paradise

Aldous Huxley: Brave New World


Emily Blake