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Metaphysics of War audiobook cover art

The lack of translations makes sense now

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Reviewed: 07-12-19

In his latter essays of this collection, Evola talks about illusions. You can just skip to that part, because that's his essays in their entirety: the illusion of Rome cast over a failed state and system and the illusion of Roman legions cast over weak, enervated armies unable to subdue undeveloped states their ancestors once owned.

Nicomachean Ethics audiobook cover art

thicc af

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-10-19

Imagine you are chatting some girl up on FaceTime, she's pretty cute and you heard good things. She's down to come over, sit on your face, all that. Life's good. Next day she shows up, but she's a 7'9", 1600lb centaur who is going to literally hold you to your word, and now you are done for.

In all seriousness, this is a great intro to the rest of Aristotle and is probably more approachable than Politics or Metaphysics (literally all I have read, so yeah). Between being incredibly densely written, translated, and then narrated as an audiobook, Aristotle can be hard to follow or outright crushing, depending on your familiarity with Greco-Roman philosophy and the quickness of your wits. I would absolutely recommend this audiobook as a companion to studying written text.

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Excellent reading

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-22-19

This audiobook is great and is the ticket if you are interested in "The Prince."

Insofar as the work itself, it is worth reading, within context of Machiavelli's personal failure to actualize anything he suggests and that it was written to curry court favor from a noble house of his time.

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Absolutely fascinating insight into Hitler

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Reviewed: 02-04-19

I really appreciate this translation, having attempted to slog through Mannheim previously. Ford is easily the best and most insightful translation of Mein Kampf available to the English language listener, particularly in the inclusion of in-narration notes about phrases and expressions unfamiliar to those outside of 1920's Germany.

Obviously, this is Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler and I don't recommend reading for anyone made too uncomfortable by the casually bigoted contents, but the translation and narration of the audio book is of the utmost quality.