This is well researched book ,more like a PhD thesis than a story.It refects well the era of the First World War and the power of the nobility.
The detail like the names and size of each picture in inches listed in sales catalogue sold to raise money for the estate is truly boring and annoying.,the same can be said of other lists.
The format is excellent with the author reading the lectures, the author's voice gives extra intonation and feeling. The questions at the end of every lecture were rather jarring and did not seem genuine. The recording opened my eyes to the ill conceived and ingrained thought that this was just a peace with Germany.
The defining of many new countries,altering borders and ethnic make up without the opinions of the inhabitants, in many cases, produced a festering cancer for which we are paying the price today.
The problems in the Middle East are mainly based on these neatly ruled lines for boundaries. I had never thought or realised that when it was time for Germany to sign the treaty, the Allied Powers most likely did not have the power or will to invade Germany.
The ongoing neurosis of France of being attacked is cleverly expanded and lays the foundation for the formation of the European Union to overcome this..
Would the SecondWar have been prevented if the U.S.A had ratified the treaty and guaranteed the peace by force?
I now understand the subject so much better this lecture series should be made compulsory content for all political based education.
Thisis a great book of a great man the founder of Israel The fact that the author was with Ben-Gurion as a friend and colleague for many decades gives a continuity rarely seen in biographies.This is not seconhand accounts.
The format that David Landau questions the author often aggressively gives a sense of being there myself and asks the questions I would have liked to ask.
The questions regarding the lack of action,albeit even vocal, regarding the annihilation of the Jews in Europe by Ben Gurion, the de facto leader,had to be and was asked David Landau.The hesitant and weak reply by the author is a unique moment in this book,so much more because you can pick up the vibes of truth,,political expedience ,a touch of embarrasement and sadness..This only an audible book can do well read..
A true biography of a great man by a great author as well as politician,The "questioner concept" should be included in more audible books
It is a true story,that after nearly three decades of imprisonment,abuse, and,mental torture ,a person can forgive, go forward and the country follow the lead.The answer to hatred is forgivness.It saved South Africa from civil war,an example to other states
It is much more than a book.It transmit an attitude of forgivness.As a frequent visitor to South Africaiit deals in part with living history,peoples names in the book are often place names now
This book should be part of reading lists at schools to further understanding of different cultures and demonstates the overcoming of revenge and hatred is the way out of what can be a vicious cycle of cuture violence.It stimulates thought that had Gandhi lived the Indian continent might have been different now
Yes.because it made me try to organise my brain like I organise my computer instead of just throwing information at it.It explains what is wrong with modern education and how it could be corrected.Rote is cerbral gymnastics
The idea of organising my mind like a piece of realestate!,it works!!
This book should be made to be compulsory reading by all educators,before it is too late
This book draws attention on how to learn a function that is being lost rapidly over the last century.,i.e how to learn. If we organised our mind with as much attention as our computers we will have greatly improved cerebral function
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