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LuvTab iPad 2, 3 & 4 (2, 3rd & 4th Generation - 2011 & 2012) Multifunctional Bluetooth Keyboard Luxury Executive Wallet / Cover Flip Case - Fits all Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi plus 3G 4G 16GB 32GB 64GB models (BLACK)
LuvTab iPad 2, 3 & 4 (2, 3rd & 4th Generation - 2011 & 2012) Multifunctional Bluetooth Keyboard Luxury Executive Wallet / Cover Flip Case - Fits all Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi plus 3G 4G 16GB 32GB 64GB models (BLACK)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, light and functional keyboard, 9 Aug 2011
I'm pretty pleased with this piece of kit. The case is elegant and attractive. The setup was very easy. There is no delays between typing and the words appearing on the screen. The only drawback I've found is that for reasoning of saving space the only shift key is on the left and not the right which took me a while to get used to.


From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexander the Great
From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexander the Great
by Michael Scott
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, 9 Aug 2010
The subject matter of the book is a great one as the 4th century BC is neglected in most generalist treatments of antiquity and for this reason alone I really wanted to like this book. However I am returning it as it is unreadable. It is a terribly written book.

Consider the following examples of truly horrendous prose:
"Athens had to pull down its own city walls, leaving itself naked to the world around it. Like a prisoner of war stripped naked in front of his captors" (page 12)

Or in a section on Dionysius of Syracuse.

"Everyone loves to know whom to blame. The people loved it. He taunted the city into electing new generals. A fresh start - everyone loves that. He claimed that he needed sole power to be able to deal with the threat - that he alone could lead Syracuse and Sicily to safety in its dark hour. Everyone loves a hero."

I could not stomach the repetitive short sentences and endless clichés ("final nail in the coffin" . . . "to its knees" . . . "man-to-man" . . . "step up its game") and gave up on the book after chapter 2.
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The Constitution of Liberty
The Constitution of Liberty
by F. A. Hayek
Edition: Paperback

40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An insightful and at times brilliant defence of capitalism, 16 Jan 2003
The Constitution of Liberty can in many ways be regarded as Hayek's most important work. It centres around a highly nuanced defence of the free market based upon the concept of spontaneous order. But in articulating this defence Hayek skilfully interweaves philosophical and historical insights, at all times displaying tremendous erudition and learning.

The result is not a comprehensive treatise like von Mises's Human Action, or the Wealth of Nations. Hayek always regarded himself as an intellectual 'muddler' (albeit a brilliant one). And his work reflects this. I prefer him when he is focused upon a particular issue at hand, like in The Road to Serfdom, or in the essays that comprise Individualism and the Economic Order.

This is not to detract from the value of this work. Hayek's defence of negative verses freedom, his description of the rule of law, the chapter on Responsibility and Freedom, and the post-script 'Why I am not a Conservative,' deserve to be treasured. Hayek's intellectual integrity shines through here. He was never a polemist or an extremist, and this has compromised his stature amongst libertarians. But Hayek's particular position on any single issue should not be of concern here. A reiteration of classical liberalism will always be of value, but this work stands out for the subtlety of its insights, and the range and depth of its arguments. Hayek's ideas should be recognised as providing, along with those of Mises and Milton Friedman, the best twentieth century defence of a free and spontaneously ordered society; a defence which should be distinguished from the limited and compromised one provided by many neo-classical economists, by social democrats or conservatives, and the dogma provided by Aynn Rand and her disciples.
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