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Meet the Ancestors

Meet the Ancestors Ed Dutton enjoys a fascinating memoir My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past . . . by Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair. Translated by Carolin Sommer. 2015. Hodder and Stoughton. … Continue reading

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Manifesto for Sad People EDWARD DUTTON

Manifesto for Sad People Edward Dutton Enjoys the Definitive Application of Absurdism Adventures in Stationery: A Journey through Your Pencil Case, James Ward, 2014, Profile Books, Hardback, 280pp. The philosophical school known as Absurdism developed from the belief that life … Continue reading

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Religion as Elementary Error, by LESLIE JONES

  Religion as Elementary Error, by Leslie Jones In a persuasive passage in Religion and Intelligence, anthropologist Dr Edward Dutton considers the category question[i]. He cites T. Rees’s definition of science, to wit, “thoughtful, sincere research”. As Dutton points out, … Continue reading

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Thomas D’Urfey – earthy elitist for an extravagant era EDWARD DUTTON

Thomas D’Urfey – earthy elitist for an extravagant era EDWARD DUTTON rescues a larger-than-life character from undeserved obscurity In an extreme reaction against the Puritanism that preceded it, the English Restoration was characterized by all that the gentlemen of the … Continue reading

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Class inaction EDWARD DUTTON

Class inaction EDWARD DUTTON finds that societies tend towards social immobility The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility Gregory Clark, Princeton University Press, 2014, hb.,   366pp In his ground-breaking 2007 book A Farewell to Alms, … Continue reading

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When Catholics were heretics

When Catholics were heretics EDWARD DUTTON remembers the recusants God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England Jessie Childs. 2014. London, The Bodley Head. hb. 443pp. £25 Late Elizabethan England was a particularly bad time and place to be a … Continue reading

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Warming shots

Warming shots Watermelons: How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing Your Children’s Future James Delingpole, London Biteback Publishing, 2012, pb., 312pp EDWARD DUTTON reviews a fiery broadside against Greenery The title Watermelons grabs the reader’s interest. … Continue reading

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Right royal retribution

Right royal retribution The King’s Revenge: Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, London: Abacus Books, 2013, 383pp, pb. EDWARD DUTTON finds he is hooked on an obscure but fascinating chapter in English … Continue reading

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20th century tumbrils – the first victims of the Bolsheviks

20th century tumbrils – the first victims of the Bolsheviks EDWARD DUTTON enjoys a rare insight into the melancholy fate of the Russian nobility Former People: The Last Days of the Russian Aristocracy Douglas Smith, Pan Books, 2013, pb, 464pp., … Continue reading

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