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

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A very interesting book, but very clearly slightly outdated by being written in the 1930s, however it is still mostly relevant and interesting.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

The evolutionary psychology behind politics: How Conservatism and Liberalism evolved within humans by Anonymous Conservative, book review

Within this book you will find an attempt to explain the Conservative and Liberal mindset through evolutionary psychology. The amount of sources and science would be intimidating if it wasn't such an easy to read book, which for myself represents the ability of the anonymous author to express difficult ideas in distilled words. The core … Continue reading The evolutionary psychology behind politics: How Conservatism and Liberalism evolved within humans by Anonymous Conservative, book review

A very short introduction: The welfare state by David Garland, book review

Many of the Very short introduction series books are brilliant, and a few are condescending, this is certainly more the latter than the former. Considering these little books are published by Oxford University Press and usually by a Professor in an English University you would expect the book to be scholarly written and packed full … Continue reading A very short introduction: The welfare state by David Garland, book review