"It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked lookingglass of a servant." -- James Joyce
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?"