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Those of a libertarian inclination may gravitate easily to Sean Gabb's Literary Essays but this volume should hold broad appeal. As the author explains in his introduction the content gathered here is modest in size next to that of his political output. But in tackling topics ranging from the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy to Epicurean influence on the Enlightenment he is always informative and often provocative. Throughout he is admirably unambiguous in the expression of his opinions.
Where the subject matter is not immediately inviting this last point is important. I was not previously aware of Karl Polanyi and Moses Finley and had I accidentally stumbled upon their Wikipedia pages… Read more