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Monday, June 21, 2010

Oakeshott Reviewing Marx

Oakeshott wrote an impressive number of book reviews. (He also wrote and published an impressively short review -- four sentences on The Aims of History!) Reading through a collection of them recently, my favorite line closed his review of Marx's Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right: "Which of us, at the age of twenty-four could have collected together a heap of rubbish of such dimensions and variety and displayed it with such confidence?"

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