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Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (15 of 20)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,921,163 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 20
Everything I Know I Learned from TV: Philosophy Ex&hellip by Mark Rowlands
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I'm an academic at a business school. I have found this and the previous volume to be immensely useful in communicating abstract philosophical concepts to eighteen year olds in terms and with references they can understand. Needless to say, as a marketer, any reading on ethics and morality will be new to me :)
If I do prefer the first volume, it is probably because I prefer SF movies to these television shows, but the thinking and clarity are still top-noth and I highly recommend both of these books.
Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell [DVD] [1999] <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter O'Toole
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true modern classic, 19 Oct 2000
You may have seen a shortened version of this on Beeb 2 last year.
This is a perfect combination of a talented cast and a wonderful script. Every minute is filled with lines and stories that will leave you gasping. Just when you think you're safe, a whistful glance or phrase from the almighty Peter O'Toole will break your heart.
An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-face Killi&hellip by Joanna Bourke
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Whilst it starts slowly (academics always feel the need to place their work amongst other literature before getting on with things), this is a fascinating study of the how, what and why men kill each other.
Whilst it is very well researched and written, I feel that the self-imposed restriction to three wars has limited the discussion on the impact of cultural influences and differences in war-making. Specifically, we hear little about non-white cultures or 'civil wars'. Perhaps the next volume?

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