W. B. Yeats – Collected Poems (Macmillan)

Yeats was an Irish poet of considerable renown and considerable talent. My familiarity with the man extends to a reading of an anthology spanning his life’s work. I’ll begin by conceding my own ignorance towards Irish mythology and cultural history which powerfully influence the context of many of Yeats’ poems. As such, I glided over … More W. B. Yeats – Collected Poems (Macmillan)

Edmund Burke – Reflections on the Revolution in France

When reading Burke, it is hard to escape his imposing intellect, his world-weary wisdom which bears down softly but firmly. As both an Irishmen and proud Member of Parliament for the Empire he loved, for the England he cherished, Burke gave conservatism an unashamedly British colour. His Reflections on the Revolution in France takes the … More Edmund Burke – Reflections on the Revolution in France