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Fear of Frying

Fear of Frying Dresden, the Fire and the Darkness, Sinclair McKay, Viking (imprint of Penguin Books), 2020, reviewed by Leslie Jones “Man is at bottom a savage, horrible beast”, Arthur Schopenhauer Historian James Holland, a ubiquitous presence on television programmes … Continue reading

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Pedal Power

Pedal Power The Vice of Kings: how Socialism, Occultism and the Sexual Revolution Engineered a Culture of Abuse, Jasun Horsley, London, Aeon Books, 2019, 323pp., reviewed by Ed Dutton When ‘national treasure’ Jimmy Savile died in 2011, copious revelations emerged about … Continue reading

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Word Up

Word Up Bernd U Schipper, Proverbs 1-15, Fortress Press, 2019, Pp. i-xxvi, 1-579, reviewed by Darrell Sutton Paremiology is the branch of study that delves into the compilation of proverbs. By far the most popular wise words from antiquity are … Continue reading

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A Light, Shining in Darkness

A Light, Shining in Darkness Alexandra Popoff, Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2019, pp. ix-xi + pp. 1-326 + notes, photos, bibliography, index, ISBN 978-0-300-22278-4, reviewed by Frank Ellis I begin with … Continue reading

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Philosopher on Fire

Philosopher on Fire  Darrell Sutton considers Heraclitus  Diogenes Laertius is a popular and reliable source for Heraclitus’ life: cf. Lives and Opinions, Book ix 1. Heraclitus, a native of Ephesus, lived around 500 BC. Too little is known of his … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, April 2020

Endnotes, April 2020 Stuart Millson, on the forgotten pleasure of browsing for records With the near demise of the record shop (our older readers may remember the much-loved Farringdon Records at Cheapside or Harold Moores in the West End), it … Continue reading

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Vasilii Grossman’s Just Cause

Vasilii Grossman’s Just Cause Frank Ellis celebrates a defeat for censorship  Green eyes cut the heart without a knife (Vasilii Grossman) I. Introduction:  For a Just Cause or Stalingrad? Outside the circle of people who concern themselves with Grossman’s work … Continue reading

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Truth – Curse of the Woking Classes

Truth – Curse of the Woking Classes Ed Dutton on Murray’s accomplishments Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Class, and Race, Charles Murray, New York: Twelve, 2020, reviewed by Dr Edward Dutton When writing Human Diversity, Charles Murray found himself … Continue reading

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E R Dodds, Remembered

E R Dodds, Remembered Rediscovering E R Dodds, Scholarship, Education, Poetry and the Paranormal, edited by C. Stray, C. Pelling and S. Harrison, Pp. 341, OUP, 2019, reviewed by Darrell Sutton “This book originated in a conference on E.R. Dodds held … Continue reading

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Psychopathia Criminalis

Psychopathia Criminalis Richard Lynn, Race Differences in Psychopathic Personality: An Evolutionary Analysis, Augusta, GA: Washington Summit Publishers (In Press), Pp 368., US $ 29.95., reviewed by Evelyn Quinn Professor Richard Lynn, the doyen of differential psychology, is well known for his … Continue reading

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