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Murray Turns his Guns on Identity Politics

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Reviewed: 17-10-19

"Their solution to society's ills offers no solution at all, but only an invitation to madness on a vast and costly scale."

Murray on top form as he turns his guns on identity politics, the sheer lunacy of which he exposes as simultaneously mind boggling and infuriating.

Undone by bias

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Reviewed: 07-10-19

An overall very good account of the Supreme Courtbut undone a little by the author's often very subtle bias, and unwillingness to critically interrogate those decisions of the Court with which he obviously agreed.

Rich with insight and wisdom

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Reviewed: 21-09-19

An excellent series of fast-moving lectures, rich with insight and wisdom Really enjoyable and very informative.

Brilliant storytelling

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Reviewed: 13-08-19

History at its best: accessible, fascinating, colourful and highly educational. An amazing story, brilliantly told.

A fine biography of Attlee

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Reviewed: 09-07-19

A fine biography of Attlee, which I enjoyed throughout. I particularly savoured the author's technique of retelling in the final chapters, some interesting anecdotes or titbits from earlier in Attlee's life.

Some flaws: the narrator made no attempt to distinguish clearly between Attlee's colleagues and Ministers (Ernest) Bevin and (Nye) Bevan, which repeatedly confused me. And I was dissapointed that later in the book we weren't told anything of the lives and careers of Attlee's children nor how he interacted with them in his later years, particularly after being widowed.

These are minor quibbles. Recommended.

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A wonderful introduction to Sowell

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Reviewed: 19-06-19

Thomas Sowell's wisdom and common sense are without parallel. This anthology of his short newspaper columns interspersed with longer, more reflective pieces is a wonderful introduction to his writings.

Enjoyable but frustratingly light

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Reviewed: 07-05-19

An enjoyable account of Airey Neave's interesting life and times but frustratingly light on insights into the man himself.

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Never a dull moment

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Reviewed: 29-04-19

Never a dull moment in this engaging and original history. The author's own narration perfectly enhances an excellently-written book.

Impressive biography

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Reviewed: 29-04-19

I really enjoyed this most impressive biography, but would have enjoyed further detail on the ill-fated 1812 Russian campaign and Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.

Entertaining and funny history

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Reviewed: 21-03-19

An entertaining, thought-provoking and often very funny biography of the colourful and almost comically corrupt Louisiana political leader, Huey Long.