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  • International Law

  • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by: Mark Symms
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

A case is made that so-called international law is law in name only and, moreover, that although bona fide international law is theoretically possible, it would not be desirable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the truth about the united nations!

  • By Tam on 10-01-16

cogent and beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-16

What did you love best about International Law?

It was analytical and yet narrative, like a novel and a treatise rolled into one. i have never encountered anything like this, but now that I have, I'm wondering why other authors don't do it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It was non-fiction; so there was only one 'character.'

Which scene was your favorite?

The discussion of infelicitous utterances.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Almost, but I like to stop every 20 minutes or so to consider what I've heard. Also, some parts of it are like poetry, and I like to listen to them over and over.

Any additional comments?

This guy is brilliant. But his book covers are alienating.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Determinism, Freedom, Psychopathy

  • By: J.-M. Kuczynski
  • Narrated by: Mitchell Johnson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 134

Even though the world is governed by laws, human beings are able to be free. In fact, there is no difference between being genuinely free and having a distinctively human psychological architecture. But self-deception and rationalization can result in the replacement of actual beliefs with operational pseudo-beliefs. When this happens, the result is a sociopathic pseudo-person.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtaking

  • By David on 09-25-16

medically accurate

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-30-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Determinism, Freedom, Psychopathy to be better than the print version?

Yes, because when you listen to it, you have to consider all of it. You can't skip through, which one has a tendency to do this sort of material, because it is so rich in emotional resonances and logical nuances.

What did you like best about this story?

the shrewd analyses of psychopathy, the careful psychoanalytic stage-setting that precede it

Have you listened to any of Mitchell Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

If you could give Determinism, Freedom, Psychopathy a new subtitle, what would it be?

peeling away the mask of sanity

Any additional comments?

the author is uncannily knowledgeable, about many, many things. and what a writer! he is an inspired poet!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful