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Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western L&hellip by Larry Siedentop
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Siedentop's grasp of his subject and of the whole sweep of the history of ideas in western culture, as well as the clarity of his writing, makes this book a delight to read and a powerful antidote to the obscurantist denial of the key role that Christianity has played in the shaping of the Western democratic tradition of political life and thought. From his brilliantly sustained argument, it is clear that while the institutional Church has clearly at times sought to exercise authoritarian control over political life, the underlying dynamic unleashed by the radical inclusivity of the gospel and its development by Paul, Augustine and others has contributed immeasurably to the fundamental… Read more
Red Tory: How Left and Right have Broken Britain a&hellip by Phillip Blond
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Red Tory is a stimulating challenge to the intrasigencies of left and right. It offers a thought-provoking alternative to the empty platitudes of the now bankrupt so-called "liberalism" of the last fifty years. There is real meat here for those who want to find a new way of conceiving and ordering social and political life. A must-read - and then pass it on!