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Britain's Great Immigration Disaster
Britain's Great Immigration Disaster
by Gavin Cooke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.95

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best short summary of our problems in Britain today, 13 Aug 2013
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Cooke summarises in masterly chapters the major problems facing Britain after the disastrous Blair Brown years of open door immigration and financial mismanagement.
There is of course more to our pending economic doom than immigration and the years of Blair-Brown catastrophic misrule; such as 50 years of economic mismanagement since the end of the last war. One can go back even further to the beginning of the first world war. For a full economic analysis of how we got here in the 100 years since then and what will happen next, read Larry Elliott and Dan Atkinson's 'Going South'. There is no doubt we are on the road to ruin for all the reasons so brilliantly described in this book.


In Quest of Tolstoy (Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History)
In Quest of Tolstoy (Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History)
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5.0 out of 5 stars These essays made me feel like a Tolstoyan., 5 Aug 2013
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Wonderfully lucid exploration of Tolstoy's multifaceted genius as a writer, sceptic and philosopher. I finished the collection of essays wanting more and wanting to read all the works of the master.


The Islamic Republic of Dewsbury
The Islamic Republic of Dewsbury
Price: £7.20

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SAVAGE AND BRILLIANT, 29 July 2013
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Baroness Warsi and her ilk get their comeuppance in this no holds barred knock about expose of every thing that is going wrong with Britain as a result of liberal lefties and Islamists in an unholy alliance against democracy, honesty, decency and what is left of community in post industrial Britain.


King James Bible: 400th Anniversary edition of the book that changed the world
King James Bible: 400th Anniversary edition of the book that changed the world
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for lovers of the English, 31 Mar 2013
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Enjoy the flow of literature that influenced English speakers ever since. By far the most poetic version. I WRITE AS AN ATHEIST.


Spiritual Growth with Entheogens: Psychoactive Sacramentals and Human Transformation
Spiritual Growth with Entheogens: Psychoactive Sacramentals and Human Transformation
Price: £9.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful collection of writings on entheogens, 31 Mar 2013
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To designate any chemical or other trance inducing method as anthropogenic is to assume the consequent. That is to accept that there is a Theo to gen. Of course there isn't but that need not spoil the experience. Subjectively God exists in all of us. Entheogens give us divine self awareness.


Modern Mythology
Modern Mythology

4.0 out of 5 stars The proper study of mankind is man not competitive linguistics, 31 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Modern Mythology (Kindle Edition)
Demolishes the philological school of mythology with wit and erudition in abundance. Understandably he resists from using the iron age desert tribe myths we learn in Church as examples.


Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang
Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy successor to Theodore Dalrymple's Life at the bottom., 12 Mar 2013
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Until I read this book I used to think Dalrymple exaggerated the role of the state and liberal views in creating the underclass. I now realise he was right. This account of real social observation and engagement with black ghetto youngsters, proves beyond reasonable doubt who is to blame for all the wasted lives of the inner city. It is the social workers, teachers and the system which by having abandoned common sense standards of discipline in schools, of decent family values and of joined up support for the children to put them in families regardless of colour, when their own families fail them, who have created the expanding pool of the disaffected who will riot again and again. Poor Ken Loach could not bring himself to believe the dialogue reported and accused Seargent of making it up. She coolly directed him to the BBC film archive transcripts. As a long term resident of Wood Green I can confirm the crime and civil disorder that results from the dire liberal policies of the past 30 years. Labour's open door immigration policy of the year's they were in power has also harmed the chances of the lost boys.


The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Their Friends
The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Their Friends
by Humphrey Carpenter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deleted my previous review as it was off topic, 8 Sep 2011
Dear 86erbooks,

Your critical comment on my review of "The Inklings" was justified and I have therefore deleted it completely. My idiosyncratic reaction to the book, as described in my review, was not in any way relevant to the book itself. As such my comment was out of place and is withdrawn.

Thanks for pointing out my error.


The Will to Believe and Human Immortality
The Will to Believe and Human Immortality
by William James
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.70

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I doubt it, 26 Dec 2010
How could I possibly be the first person to review a book written in the first decade of the last century! Anything I might have to say about this book is so unlikely to cast new light on such a classic it could only be described as hubris of the worst order to even make the attempt.
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Darwin's Dangerous Idea [DVD]
Darwin's Dangerous Idea [DVD]
Dvd ~ Andrew Marr
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Price: £5.95

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get the book as well- not the book of the film, 23 Feb 2010
There is no copywrite in titles which is why Andrew Marr and the BBC can reuse the title of Daniel Dennett's truly brilliant and thought provoking book of the same name. DVD can never approach print for information density and presentation of long complex arguments. So enjoy the DVD, it is a good short summary, then get the book for a real intellectual feast.


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