Yes. Like Russell's History of Western Philosophy it helps to put the philosophers in place and time. Listening to it is a great way to absorb it. Listen to both, twice or more, before you start delving deeper into philosophy.
Celtic history, who they were and who they weren't is put in a correct perspective. You also get a good idea of the challenges of writing and indeed reading history.
Yes. I listened several times.
Aspiring history students, even those with no interest in the Celts, should listen because you'll learn a lot about what goes into it.
It explains the how and why of the quiet, unassuming people and their contribution to society.
It doesn't simply side with the quiet but gives a balanced picture of both sides.
The way it looks at the dominance of personality and teamwork and how it pervades and damages society is excellent.
The part on comparing Asian and Western students, while having some good points, felt very contrived and not based on good evidence. Too much stereotyping.
Absolutely. It gives a good background of Iceland and the North Atlantic, dispelling some myths and misconceptions along the way.
These are the kind of ideas you have to remind yourself of once in a while.
It had aha-moments for me.
Examples of free-writing.
Yes, it lends itself to it.
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