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Oakeshott’s World View

Oakeshott’s World View Noel O’Sullivan (ed.), The Place of Michael Oakeshott in Contemporary Western and Non-Western Thought, Imprint Academic, 2017; £19.95; pbk; 197 pages, reviewed in two parts by ALLAN POND [This collection includes some of the papers given at the … Continue reading

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The Dutch Hercules

  The Dutch Hercules The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2357 to 2471, translated by C. Fantazzi, annotated by J.M. Estes, University of Toronto Press (2016), Pp. xix, 391, ISBN 978 1 4426 4878 4. $180.00 (hb), reviewed by Darrell Sutton … Continue reading

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Enlightened Despots

Enlightened Despots Leslie Jones enjoys a compelling analysis Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics & American Economics in the Progressive Era, Thomas C. Leonard, Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford, 2016, 250 pp., reviewed by Leslie Jones In Illiberal Reformers, economic historian … Continue reading

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Spengler, Lite

Spengler, Lite The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam, Douglas Murray, 2017, Bloomsbury, Hardback, 335pp., £18.99; reviews by Ed Dutton and Adam J Young Murray’s dissection of Western Europe’s death wish is written as though we are looking back … Continue reading

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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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