A very short introduction: Fascism by Kevin Passmore, book review

This is a very odd book. It shifts between being neutral, being retarded and being very accurate. It does a good job at paving out the history of Fascism over the last one hundred years, but then fails to really delve into anything like Hitler's views of why he was forming Nazism and what the … Continue reading A very short introduction: Fascism by Kevin Passmore, book review

Phaedo by Plato, Oxford World’s Classics edition, book review

In this Platonic dialogue Phaedo is asked by his friend Echecrates if he was at Socrates' execution and to tell him how it happened and what Socrates did and said before it. Phaedo happily indulges him by explaining that Socrates before his execution was as talkative and philosophical as usual. Cebes and Simmias (followers of … Continue reading Phaedo by Plato, Oxford World’s Classics edition, book review

Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, Crito by Plato, Oxford World’s Classics edition, book review

Well translated and the notes help to expand on the arguments being had in these three dialogues. The first Dialogue is Euthyphro, and concerns a young man of the same name as the dialogue, he is planning to take his father to court for murder and thinks that bringing justice by prosecuting his father is … Continue reading Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, Crito by Plato, Oxford World’s Classics edition, book review

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, Stalag Edition, book review

Being the Stalag edition it has some very simple English mistakes which can be easily excused by the fact it was translated in bulk by one German officer who knew English. It may be worth someone combing through this edition just to correct that as many of the mistakes are simple typos like misspellings of … Continue reading Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, Stalag Edition, book review

The rise of Enoch Powell: An examination of Enoch Powell’s attitude to immigration and race by Paul Foot, book review

This book is made out of four chapters so I will break down each chapter. Chapter 1 is called 'Grand Imperialist to little Englander' and is essentially a list to letters by Enoch Powell and MPs, and news articles, and Paul Foot uses these to suggest Enoch Powell was dishonest and a hypocrite. The author's entire … Continue reading The rise of Enoch Powell: An examination of Enoch Powell’s attitude to immigration and race by Paul Foot, book review

Fascism: One hundred questions asked and answered, book review

A very interesting book, but very clearly slightly outdated by being written in the 1930s, however it is still mostly relevant and interesting. An example of the interesting parts is when Mosley explains where the term, Icons and salutes of Fascism come from. Fasces being a bundle of sticks collected together to create an unbreakable … Continue reading Fascism: One hundred questions asked and answered, book review