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Jack England

Jack England
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (45 of 49)
Location: Henley-on-Thames
Birthday: 4 July
In My Own Words:
Jack England lives in Henley-on-Thames, in England, and has a keen interest in classical history; mythology and its relationship to language; and the world of Aristotelian economics and its later logical descendants.
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 534,660 - Total Helpful Votes: 45 of 49
Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State (Think Now) by Gerard Casey
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This book, 'Libertarian Anarchy' by Professor Casey, is an excellent way of bringing together lots of different philosophical threads into a single clear focus based around the ideas of total freedom, personal secession from the state, and the totally voluntary society.

The alternative route to the same destination would normally involve tackling a combination of the Rothbardian and Hoppeian canons, both of which are superb, of course, in scope and execution, but which require much more effort on the part of the reader. And who has time for deep effort any more in this rush, rush, rush world, where surviving the economic 'solutions' of 'our leaders', since 2008, has drawn out… Read more
The Ghosts of Athens (Aelric) by Richard Blake
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The complex beauty of Richard Blake's writing is the fine line the author treads between classicism and barbarism. On the one hand, our hero Aelric demurs with his eyebrow at former students for using impersonal Latin verbs in a personal way, and on the other hand, he stabs crass lumpen Anglo-Saxon peasants in the eye with rusting six-inch knives for daring to deliver him a discourtesy. It's all done in the best possible taste, of course, in a cornucopia of smells, tastes, sounds, and verbal effluence which delights both the cerebrum's lobus frontalis and the brain stem's medulla oblongata, and all ambrosic points in-between. This blends in well with the world that Aelric finds himself… Read more
The Column of Phocas: A Novel of Murder and Intriq&hellip by Sean Gabb
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If you're a fan of Bernard Cornwell, Patrick O'Brian, or Conn Iggulden, and perhaps even Robert Graves, then you will love this tale of murder and mystery set in Ancient Rome after the sackings of the Goths.

The Column of Phocas begins in the style of Bernard Cornwell in his Saxon Stories, with an ancient narrator retelling his life as a brash young man carving a trail of blood, debauchery, lust, greed, and fantastic luck, through a dark age of religious friction and good old-fashioned power politics.

This usage of an old man telling his own tale does remove the tiniest sense of danger, as you always know the hero is definitely going to survive, but you always know… Read more

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