50 big ideas you really need to know

50 big ideas you really need to know by Ben Dupre, 2/5

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.

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