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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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An Old Army in a New World Order

An Old Army in a New World Order Dr Frank Ellis crosses swords with Lord Dannatt Richard Dannatt, Boots on the Ground: Britain and her Army since 1945, vii + pp. 360, Notes, no Bibliography, Illustrations, Index, Profile Books, London, … Continue reading

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Labour’s Left Wing Bourbon

Labour’s Left Wing Bourbon Monty Skew reviews the new biography of Corbyn Comrade Corbyn: A very unlikely Coup: How Jeremy Corbyn Stormed to the Labour Leadership, Rosa Prince, Biteback Publishing, 2016, 1-84954-996-7 All MPs have to deal with the whips. … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Noble Savage

Reflections of a Noble Savage Gerry Dorrian goes cold turkey What is Wrong with US?: Essays in Cultural Pathology, Eric Coombes & Theodore Dalrymple (eds.), Imprint Academic, 2016, reviewed by Gerry Dorrian A drugs-worker in 2009, I posted Theodore Dalrymple’s Spectator … Continue reading

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When the Chips are Down

When the Chips are Down Stoddard Martin reviews a timely tome NINE LOVE LETTERS, by Gerald Jacobs. Quartet Books, £20 We are living through a neo-expressionistic, intolerant era. Famous lines come to mind: “The best lack all conviction, while the … Continue reading

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Get Acquainted with Augustine

Get Acquainted with Augustine  Darrell Sutton considers a new edition of the Confessions Ed. Carolyn J. B. Hammond. Augustine Confessions Vol I: Books 1-8, pp.413; Vol. II: Books 9-13, pp.446. Loeb Classical Library, LCL 26-27, (Cambridge: Harvard, 2014-2016). John Chrysostom … Continue reading

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The Donald versus the Devil

The Donald versus the Devil Leslie Jones reviews a timely and remarkable book Ilana Mercer, The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Deconstruction Deconstructed, Politically Incorrect Press, Washington USA, 2016, $24.95, pp. 252 Donald J Trump has taken a “wrecking ball” to … Continue reading

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Selective Amnesia

  Selective Amnesia FRANK ELLIS reviews the latest biography of Hitler Volker Ullrich, Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 (Adolf Hitler – Biographie. Band 1: Die Jahre des Aufstiegs 1889-1939, S. Fischer Verlag, 2013), translated by Jefferson Chase, The Bodley Head, London, 2016, … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom, in a Time of Troubles

Words of Wisdom, in a Time of Troubles Darrell Sutton reviews a new exegesis of Islam Ira M. Lapidus, A History of Islamic Societies, 3rd ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2014), xxxvii, pp 979. These are unhappy times. The dawning of … Continue reading

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Ambrosial Lucubrations

Ambrosial Lucubrations A Modern Journey eBook: Derek Turner: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store Also available in paperback Reviewed by James Connor It seems like the fun jaunts I had through Dublin go way back to J.P. Donleavy, and maybe I just haven’t … Continue reading

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