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Mirror of our Fickle State

Mirror of our Fickle State Stoddard Martin “meets” Scott Fitzgerald Paradise Lost: A Life of F Scott Fitzgerald, David S Brown, Harvard University Press, 2017, HB, pp 330 My maternal grandfather was fifteen years older than Scott Fitzgerald, my father … Continue reading

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Mass Immigration and its Critics

Mass Immigration and its Critics The Effects of Mass Immigration on Canadian Living Standards and Society, edited by Herbert Grubel, Vancouver, Fraser Institute, 2009, CAN$19.95, xxvi + 236 pp., ISBN 978-0-88975-246-7, reviewed by Mark Wegierski, to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of … Continue reading

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Race, evolution and intelligence

Race, Evolution and Intelligence Paul Dachslager reviews Richard Lynn’s chef-d’oeuvre  Race Differences in Intelligence: An Evolutionary Analysis, Richard Lynn, second revised edition, 2015, Washington Summit Publishers, Athens, GA, reviewed by Dr Paul Dachslager This second, revised edition of Richard Lynn’s … Continue reading

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Hemlock, on Tap

Hemlock, on Tap Ed Dutton endorses a brave and timely tome Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity, by Joanna Williams, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, PB., 217pp.   Like a dramatist building to a climax, Joanna Williams, education lecturer at the University … Continue reading

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Conflicting Conceptions of France

Conflicting Conceptions of France Stoddard Martin reviews a new life of Léon Blum Léon Blum; Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist, by Pierre Birnbaum, Yale University Press, 2015, HB, 233pp We have recently observed a French election in which the choice seemed … Continue reading

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Mephisto

Mephisto FRANZ LISZT: MUSICIAN, CELEBRITY, SUPERSTAR, by Oliver Hilmes, translated by Stewart Spencer, Yale University Press, 2017. Reviewed by Stoddard Martin Where is the historian/biographer who can achieve something approaching pure objectivity? Who will try to comprehend how his subject … Continue reading

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Poems from a Silver Age

Poems from a Silver Age  P.Papinius Statius, Vol. I – Text; Vol. II – Translation; Vol. III – Secondary Apparatus; Thebaid and Achilleid (2007-8) by J.B. Hall, A.L. Ritchie and M.J. Edwards, Cambridge Scholars Publishers, reviewed by Darrell Sutton People should … Continue reading

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Vaulting Ambition

Vaulting Ambition Angela Ellis-Jones appreciates a long overdue tome GOTHIC FOR THE STEAM AGE, Gavin Stamp, Aurum Press, ISBN  978-1-78131-124-0 208pp, £30 Those of us who admire the Victorian age regret that we live in an era whose values and attitudes … Continue reading

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Last Post

Last Post Stoddard Martin enjoys Linda Kelly’s latest offering TALLEYRAND IN LONDON: The Master Diplomat’s Last Mission, by Linda Kelly, I. B. Tauris, £25 Linda Kelly is a pioneer in the genre of what one might call the non-fiction novella. … Continue reading

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Early and Later Medieval Scholasticism

Early and Later Medieval Scholasticism Darrell Sutton reviews new editions of timeless texts Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, 8 Vols. (2012). The Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine; Cornelius à Lapide, The Great Commentary: I Corinthians & II Corinthians … Continue reading

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