M. Daulby

"Mal D'Aulby"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (32 of 33)
Location: London, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,902,439 - Total Helpful Votes: 32 of 33
The Lights that Failed: European International His&hellip by Zara Steiner
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
If you are looking at diplomacy, international history or International Relations, this is an excellent history of the "Twenty Years' Crisis" and so on. It reads like a novel in parts and is just as difficult to put down as War & Peace once you get carried by the tide of humanity that has gone into this story.
Whilst it is is true that this is first and foremost a history of ruling-class diplomacy, it is nevertheless a very good one, and other factors are not ignored, the Bolsheviks, the Turks and the insurgencies in Europe.
Detailed narrative and cogent analysis of the all that happened in Paris in 1919 and all that came out of it, with the aftermath of the peace process and the… Read more
Marxist Morality by William Ash
Marxist Morality by William Ash
The author lets you know what you are in for when he says his book is written not from an academic point of view but an unflinching confrontation with social and historical conditions.
And what a battle it is. If you have never struggled with the likes of Plato, Jesus, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Machaivelli, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Kant et al, you might do well to read intermediate texts first.
It may seem odd that a marxist might be interested in the classical philosophers, yet the author sets these thinkers in their social and historical conditions and reminds the reader that from the context of late capitalism, we can learn from them and explain a lot by applying the historical… Read more
Myths of Modernity: Peonage and Patriarchy in Nica&hellip by Elizabeth W. Dore
This book aims to explain the transformation process from the Encomienda system through plantation haciendas towards today in Nicaragua.
It covers the specific municipality of Diriomo, using local records and testament of survivors of the early C20th land reforms which dispossessed the indegenas population through privatisation. The author has done her own field work, and makes a lot of effort to explain the historical facts of the Nicaraguan situation in the light of theories on market development and cultural identity of ethnies.
The author argues that with the indegenas' cultural markers of collective ownership of land gone after privatisation in the 1920s, very little… Read more