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21 May 2001
We have an ideal image of the French philosopher. He is engage, preferably a communist, though mistrusted by the party...
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30 April 2001
Before the First World War, cocaine, morphine and heroine were all available, on prescription and at reasonable prices...
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25 December 2000
Psychoanalysis is often thought of today as a softening influence on the personality, as a device for making people...
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30 October 2000
What a pity that this remarkable book has been so misleadingly presented. According to the blurb, it uncovers "a new...
Books
09 October 2000
Bertrand Russell achieved fame in three very different worlds. His reputation rests, pre- eminently, on his achievement...
Books
14 August 2000
Philosophy, for some people, suggests a neatly ordered garden. Philosophers are like those suburban husbands of popular...
Culture
17 July 2000
Victoria Clark may well be annoyed to learn from one reviewer that her journey through Orthodox Europe is "in the great...
Books
26 June 2000
For most people, the British constitution is a subject on a par with heraldry or ecclesiastical law. "Constitutional...
Books
05 June 2000
"Animal liberation", claims Richard Ryder, "is possibly unique among liberation movements in the extent to which it has...
Books
08 May 2000
Fundamentalism is a major source of anxiety for people, such as I, who believe both in God and in the basic tenets of...
Politics
24 April 2000
Scotland Yard, the House of Lords, the Telegraph - drugs have found some unlikely friends. What has happened to the doe...
Culture
27 March 2000
I don't want to be accused of intellectual snobbery when I say that The Consolations of Philosophy is a very bad book....
Books
28 February 2000
This little book on the origin of capitalism is an ingenious attempt by a Marxist historian to salvage something from...
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17 January 2000
The Interpretation of Dreams is the great unread classic of modern thought. There is a vague feeling that you've read...

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