These short essays on a variety of topics, ranging from philosophy to physics, were too surfacey and simplistic for me. I did not like the format of the book; it was very disjointed, with distracting quotations and random boxes of text floating around. I appreciate that Dupre manages to write from a relatively impartial viewpoint on controversial topics, though he did come across as pro-Communism, which is repellant to me. I was a little confused by his essays on conservatism and liberalism until I realised that he’s English and this book is only published in the UK. That explains many of the slight differences in perspective throughout.