George Orwell – “The lion and the unicorn: socialism and the English genius”

  A household name and perhaps the most respected writer the Left produced in the twentieth century, Orwell is known to most people through his novels 1984 and Animal Farm. But his real talent resides in the essays which formed the political bedrock of his novels and intellectual development. “The lion and the unicorn: socialism … More George Orwell – “The lion and the unicorn: socialism and the English genius”

Thomas Dixon – Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Dixon has written a concise yet precise chronology of the relationship between science and religion, especially considering the length of this book. The text is littered with references to cases like the infamous Scopes “Monkey” Trial in 1925 to the more recent Judge Jones vs Dover Board case over Intelligent design in 2005, all of … More Thomas Dixon – Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Freud – The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

One of Freud’s most notable and earlier works, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life displays the author’s interpretation of human fallibilities through the eyes of his profession. His theories and insights into what unconsciously motivates us to forget names and memories, confuse words, lose objects and experience déjà vu are explained through a littering of colourful … More Freud – The Psychopathology of Everyday Life

Francis Bacon – The Essays

Francis Bacon, son of Lord Keeper Nicholas Bacon, inherited his father’s position and attained Solicitor-General (1607), Attorney-General (1613) and Lord Chancellor (1618). However these positions only tell a very small side of the statesman and philosopher that published The Essays for a third and last edition in 1625. Bacon’s work seems anachronistic of the late … More Francis Bacon – The Essays

Freud – The Future Of An Illusion Religion Is The Universal Neurosis

It is no surprise that Freud’s dissection of everything that rallies under the label “supernatural” appears in the Penguin Books – Great Ideas series which identifies the most significant and influential texts in written history. He carries his objective psychoanalytical approach to religion with a relentless drive for truth that sees him take on God … More Freud – The Future Of An Illusion Religion Is The Universal Neurosis