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Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 12:04pmSanction this postReply
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Don't bother to rush out and buy this book, unless you are into also left-wing relativism.  I read the book and was not terribly impressed, and it does not make any arguments that Objectivists will find of any special interest.  The beginning was not bad, but once you see what Harris' own ideas are, you won't be impressed.  I donated my copy of it back to the charity bookstore from which I purchased it.  So I cannot give a documented review.  All I will say categorically is that if the book had been of any importance, I would have kept it.  I would suggest either getting it from a library or keeping it in good enough condition to return to the bookstore from which you might purchase it.

Ted




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Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 1:06pmSanction this postReply
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Having gotten further into the book, agree with you... a shame, in a way, as there is much which could have been better utilized in the arguements which were left to the relativistic and thus undercutting notions.....



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Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 1:49pmSanction this postReply
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I have one rule of thumb. If the index of a book mentions John Rawls, but not Ayn Rand, I don't buy it. I'm not sure again whether Harris did or not, but the rule of thumb hasn't failed me yet.

Also, in case of doubt, Barnes & Nobles has a generous return policy.

Ted



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Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:08pmSanction this postReply
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There is no Rand in the book...



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