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Terror and Liberalism
Terror and Liberalism
by Paul Berman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!, 5 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Terror and Liberalism (Paperback)
The War on Terror is a concern for us all, and understanding it is imperitive. Of course our governments make mistakes and do some very illiberal things, but there are plenty of writers, good and awful who document that. What this book analyses is the ideology of totalitarian islam and pan-arabism, the dangerous conclusion of moral relativsim, and also why we cannot reason with these people. It is monumental work that gets some real intellectual spunk into this highly misinformed debate, where the winner seems to have the most appealing linguistics, this book wins on all counts. Read it, it might change you.

The Poverty of Multiculturalism
The Poverty of Multiculturalism
by Patrick West
Edition: Paperback

39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wake up call, 26 Sept. 2008
A short book that gets straight to the point that our society cannot coexist with segregation, different law systems and different fundamental moral codes. Multiculturalism is counter-enlightenmnet, illiberal and can be racist, this book exposes one of the most widely misunderstood terms around today, as for when i say im against multiculturalism i get called racist due to people not understanding what actually is being said. Multiculturalism as a lived experience is, I think a good thing by and large, and I have no desire to see uniformity in 'cultures' in society. However the state and its policies should be universal in their content and application, it is the divisive policy of state multiculturalism that is what is being critiqued here.

Though one criticism of this book and the whole anti-multiculture brigade, they seem to think chrisitianity is important and blame secularism (which is a funadmentally universal notion) as the cause of moral reletavism, which it isnt, just listen to all the prominent secularists Harris, Hitchens, Dawkins, they all are universalists and condemn moral reletavism.
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The Zombie Diaries [2006] [DVD]
The Zombie Diaries [2006] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Russell Jones
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £2.70

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as people say!, 10 May 2008
I am a massive zombie cinema fan, and if im honest most zombie films are terrible, there are some great ones, but out of an infinate cannon i can only say 10-12 zombie films are actually good. This is actually better than most of the others, sure its flawed but hell i wasnt expecting much and i liked it, i have been let down by the utter rubbish that has 'zombie' in the title, and compared to that lot, this is worth a watch.
Have an open mind.
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Twin Peaks - Complete Season 1 [DVD] [1990]
Twin Peaks - Complete Season 1 [DVD] [1990]
Dvd ~ Kyle MacLachlan
Price: £10.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the purchase, 9 May 2008
It was a gripping surreal show. Always kept you glued to the screen, this season 1 package comes with the first 7 episodes and the pilot, all i can say is that if you like lost, heroes or any modern tv show, Twin Peaks is the real daddy.
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The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine
The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine
by Alister McGrath
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

16 of 38 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor effort, 15 April 2008
Alister McGrath's effort is a poor work of criticism, i am an atheist (former christian) and i decided to read this book as Prof McGrath was coming to my university to attack Dawkins. I was utterly frustrated that this book and his subsequent lecture was essentialy not an arguement against Dawkins ideas, but literacy critiscim, going on about how poorly written it was, or how damaging this book was to the secular agenda. Nothing at all was a response to the core arguements in the God Delusion, this man made money from Dawkins name and an overlong critical review with no depth. When will there be a decent response from the God-Bods, i suppose never because they can't.
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