- Historial things, Literature and Poetry
- Including extracts from the "The Open Society and Its Enemies Volume 2:
Hegel and Marx" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally published 1945)
"Bertrand Russell described this study, with its companion volume on Plato, as ' a work of first-class importance which ought to be widely read for its masterly criticism of the
enemies of democracy, ancient and modern. His (Popper's) attack on Plato, while unorthodox, is in my opinion thoroughly justified. His analysis of Hegel is deadly. Marx is dissected
with equal acumen, and given his due share of responsibility for modern misfortunes. The book is a vigorous and profound defence of democracy, timely, very interesting, and very well
- For a concise background summary of "The Open Society and Its Enemies Volume" by Karl Popper refer to:
Extracts from "Philosophy and the Real World :
An Introduction to Karl Popper" by Bryan Magee Published by Open Court Pub Co, July 1985, ISBN: 0875484360
"The general guiding principle for public policy put forward in The Open Society is: 'Minimize avoidable suffering'."
"The vital question is not 'Who should rule?' but 'How can we minimize misrule?"
- Extracts from the "The Open Society and Its Enemies
Volume 1: The Spell of Plato" by Karl Raimund Popper
(Originally written from 1938 to 1943. Published in book form 1945)
- Extracts from the "The Poverty of
Historicism" by Karl Raimund Popper (Originally published in book form 1957)
"In memory of the countless men and women of all creeds or
nations or races who fell victims to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable
Laws of Historical Destiny"
- OCR'd text of "Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes" by Ronald Knox (1888-1957) (published in Essays in Satire by Ronald Knox)
- Extracts from: "The Great Crash:
1929" by John Kenneth Galbraith (First Published 1955; 1961 Reprint)
- Extracts from: Extracts from "The Culture of
Contentment" by John Kenneth Galbraith (First Published 1992) ISBN 0-395-57228-2
- Extracts from: Extracts from "Money:
Whence it came, where it went" by John Kenneth Galbraith (First Published 1975)
- Extracts from: Economics and the Public Purpose"
by John Kenneth Galbraith (First Published 1973)
- Winston Churchill - Amritsar Massacre Speech - July 8th 1920, House of Commons -
Background and complete scanned text from Hansard.
- Winston Churchill's 28th April 1925 budget speech as Chancellor of the Exchequer
to the House of Commons - that put England back on the Gold Standard.
("The 1925 return to the gold standard was perhaps the most decisively damaging action involving money in modern time")
- Extracts from "Egypt, Greece
and Rome Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean" by Charles Freeman (Pub. 1999)
- Extracts from: "Gore Vidal United States Essays 1952-1992"
- Extracts from: "The Diggiest Dog/"The Digging-est Dog" (who dug up Highway 81) by Al Perkins illustrated by Eric Gurney (1967)"
- Reviews and extracts from the An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States" by Charles A. Beard
(First Published 1913)
- Complete OCR'd text of "An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution" (first published 1913) by Charles A. Beard (1874 - 1948)
- Different English translations
of some maxims in Baltasar Gracian's (1601-1658) The Art of Worldly Wisdom
- "Seed of Chaos :
What Mass Bombing Really Means" by Vera Brittain (London, New Vision
Publishing Co, 1944) (Distributed in the USA as "Massacre by
Bombing: The Facts Behind the British-American Attack on Germany" by
Vera Brittain ; Fellowship, March 1944, Part Two, Vol. X - No 3. )
- Extracts from: Links to on-line
texts of George's Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-four" / 1984, and other
Nineteen Eighty-four stuff
- The 1860 publication:
"Essays and Reviews" by (Church of England theologians) Frederick
Temple, Rowland Williams, Baden Powell, Henry Bristow Wilson, C. W.
Goodwin, Mark Pattison and Benjamin Jowett