Reviews: Classics

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Shashwat Mishra introduces Ayn Rand’s massive novel promoting self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism.
[Issue 160: February/March 2024]

Rationalism in Politics by Michael Oakeshott

Anika Vijapur revisits Michael Oakshott’s critique of rationalism in politics.
[Issue 159: December 2023 / January 2024]

The Postmodern Condition by Jean-François Lyotard

Mike Sutton discusses Jean-François Lyotard’s classic report on The Postmodern Condition.
[Issue 157: August/September 2023]

The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche

Rose Thompson relates a redeeming myth by Friedrich Nietzsche.
[Issue 154: February/March 2023]

Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre

Kate Taylor recalls a ‘humanist’ classic by Jean-Paul Sartre.
[Issue 152: October/November 2022]

The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt

In our ‘classics’ department, James Reynolds says we mustn’t forget Hannah Arendt’s warning.
[Issue 148: February/March 2022]

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Sara Bizarro reviews a classic: Mary Wollstonecraft’s pioneering Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
[Issue 147: December 2021 / January 2022]


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