Readings for Life

Texts to Understand the World

The purpose of Readings for Life is to expose and discuss general knowledge and culture through "readings" or texts from famous or relevant authors. Readings for Life aims to provide and build general knowledge through guided access to such texts and exploring areas of knowledge such as history, politics, philosophy, and science.

Website Updates

May 2019

In mid-May, we began putting this website together based on an idea to share important and interesting readings online with others. While the website is still under construction, we will gradually begin posting readings. The plan is to update the website with a new reading every week, in no specific order of areas of knowledge or timeframe. While texts from different languages and backgrounds will be exposed, they will all be translated into English. Up this week will be Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", published in the Thirteen Colonies in 1776. 

May 28th, 2019

As we move into a consistent upload schedule, this week we will be releasing our second reading: selected chapters from Vladimir Lenin's "The State and Revolution." This book was written in 1917 and is regarded as one of Lenin's most important works.