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Kirk

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  • Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ann Coulter
    • Narrated By Ann Coulter
    Overall
    (665)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    In a stunning follow-up to her number one best seller Slander, leading conservative pundit Ann Coulter contends that liberals have been wrong on every foreign policy issue, from the fight against Communism at home and abroad, the Nixon and the Clinton presidencies, and the struggle with the Soviet empire right up to today's war on terrorism.

    Mark says: "A bizarre phenomenon"
    "Conservative Intellectual????"
    Overall

    I am astounded after reading this book that any one woud consider this author an "intellectual." Her deductions are wrong, her facts seem to be plucked from someone's inagination, and her totally unscholarly approach to this topic is offensive to the thinking reader.

    This book is most certainly defined bast a "a waste of time, money and intellectual effort." My only consolation is that I got the book from a friend and was able to return it without paying the author. I would be ashamed to let another see this book on my shelf since the books one keeps define one's character.

    I must caution the readers of this review that I am not a "conservative" or a "liberal." I am able to speak 8 languages and have lived on 4 continents for extened periods of time and this lends some balance, and internationalism to my view. This is a book with an agenda and that agenda is not truth nor wisdom but probably better summed up by title of Ms. Coulter's last book, Slander. If you love US magazine, Jerry Springer, WWE and hate the way the blacks and minorities are "taking over" you will love this book.

    58 of 59 people found this review helpful
  • Aristotle

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By A. E. Taylor
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    Few philosophers have so extensively influenced thought and language as Aristotle. His conception of the universe pervades Christian theology. Knowledge of his thought is necessary to understand Bacon, Galileo and the modern scientific view of nature, as well as Dante and many passages from Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton. Many phrases such as "liberal education" and "theory" contrasted with "practice" originated with this student of Plato and tutor of Alexander the Great. Writing to inform the beginner and stimulate the expert, eminent scholar A.E. Taylor presents a searching analysis of Aristotle's thought, including classification of the sciences; formal logic; theory of knowledge; matter and form; the four causes; God; physics; biology; sensation; ethics; theory of the state; the fine arts. He also considers Aristotle's provincialism, errors regarding the nervous system and astronomy, and defense of slavery.

    Kirk says: "Worthless"
    "Worthless"
    Overall

    This is a book on an intellectual giant by an intellectual midget. The author seems totally unable to grasp the works of the great philosopher and seems to think that this is the fault of Aristotle rather than his own failing. He does not have a grasp even on such things as biographical facts which are common knowledge. If one wants to read a book written by an author who is full of himself, this is the one. If one wants an understanding of the philosophy of Aristotle, avoid this book like the plague.

    24 of 34 people found this review helpful

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