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After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead
After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead
by Alan S. Blinder
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The mess that brought us the Great Recession, 16 April 2014
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Clear and entertainingly written. The best account and analysis of the mess
I've found. Good reading even if you are not an economist.
Ken Hunter


Macroeconomics Under Debate
Macroeconomics Under Debate
by Alan S. Blinder
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Taking on New Classical Macro-economics, 16 April 2014
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Blinder is a marvel. He writes clearly and punchily in showing how Keynesian economics
is back after the fad of New Classicals has faded. Very good for anyone interested in the
evolving thinking in macro.
Ken Hunter.


Macroeconomics After Keynes: Reconsideration of the General Theory
Macroeconomics After Keynes: Reconsideration of the General Theory
by V Chick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £28.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Post Keynesian economics, 16 April 2014
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This is a classic exposition focusing on uncertainty and the need to
hold money as a security when the future is unknown and unknowable.
The importance of time is fundamental. A tough book but very worthwhile
for anyone who has suspected there is something wrong with neoclassical
economics and the distortions of Keynes in the standard textbooks.
Ken Hunter


Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes
Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes
by John Shelby Spong
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Bishop Spong's most important book, 26 Oct. 2012
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Bishop Spong elucidates The Gospels against the Jewish tradition of
sacred story telling and reminds us that the authors of the Gospels
were Jews who naturally drew on their own traditions of telling stories.
For me,the book opened up a new perspective that was convincing and stimulating.
The author's quest for a new Christianity,freed from the incredible literalism
most Christians have been expected to accept in the story of Jesus, is developed to a greater
extent than ever before . Many traditionalists will be shocked by much of the
analysis:Joseph and Judas Escariot were probably fictional,for example.
Bishop Spong's writing has always been lucid , direct and powerful. He has
shown himself in his ministry to be morally and intellectually courageous,
and a master expositor. I recommend this book to anyone whose intellectual
integrity prevents them from accepting the Gospel stories as literal history.

Kenneth Hunter


Helen Mirren At The BBC (1974-1995, incl. 11 BBC dramas + interviews) [DVD]
Helen Mirren At The BBC (1974-1995, incl. 11 BBC dramas + interviews) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Helen Mirren
Price: £11.99

19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh what has happened to BBC drama ?, 15 Mar. 2012
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An excellent collection of Helen Mirren's career
and a chance to see her as the fine actress she has
always been since the 1970s.
Another revelation is that all the talk of dumbing
down at the BBC is true. In the 1970s it broadcast
two 17th century plays with fine casts and high
production standards. Obviously, viewers were assumed
to be intelligent and capable of responding to high
culture. Today the BBC would never dream of broadcasting
these two plays.
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Honest to God (40th Anniversary Edition)
Honest to God (40th Anniversary Edition)
by John A. T. Robinson
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A second read after 50 years, 15 Mar. 2012
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I first read this book when a 6th former in the 1960s.
It outraged some people but others saw it as a liberation.
To me the centre of interest was how it revealed the difference
between what were, and are, the ideas discussed in the theological
colleges and what the average church- goer believes. It was a call
for intellectual honesty and a step on the way to nonrealist theology.
The present edition contains two interesting afterwords, one by the
current Archbishop of Canterbury.


Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction
Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction
by Rowan Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dostoevsky by Rowan Williams, 11 Feb. 2012
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In this study Archbishop Williams shows us he is a
literary critic of the highest order. A thorough
knowledge of the major novels is assumed. For those
who have this knowledge, there is insight on virtually
every page . In the course of close reading, the author
uses his knowledge of theology and the Christian east
to tease out Dostoevsky's evolving religious thinking.
Rowan Williams knows the secondary literature on
Dostoevsky in both Russian and English and engages with
this scholarship in fertile ways. For readers of Dostoevsky
the book is an essential study. A great book in the true
sense.


Son of Oscar Wilde (Oxford paperbacks - Oxford letters & memoirs)
Son of Oscar Wilde (Oxford paperbacks - Oxford letters & memoirs)
by Vyvyan Holland
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Son of Oscar Wilde, 5 Aug. 2011
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An excellent complement to Wilde's own life. Even people who think
they know it all can see the depth of feeling and bewilderment the
younger son experienced, and the quality of Wilde's wife is revealed,
something which is not always appreciated.
Written in a clear style which nevertheless allows the reader
to sense the emotional struggle involved to come through and have a life of his own.


Dostoevsky: A Study
Dostoevsky: A Study
by Janko Lavrin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Dostoevsky by Janko Lavrin, 18 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Dostoevsky: A Study (Paperback)
For its size, this is the best companion to the novels I've found
and complements his valuable book on Tolstoy. I found it particularly
good in tracing Dostoevsky's theological and philosophical thinking,
so essential to understanding the novels. I would recommend this book
very strongly.


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