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Microcosmographia Academica: Being a Guide for the Young Academic Politician

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Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Kite Press (first published 1908)
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Peter Keller, president of polling company YouGov has chosen to discuss F M Cornford's Microcosmographia Academica , on FiveBooks as one of the top five on his subject - British Democracy, saying that:

"This wonderfully elegant Edwardian satire is really a passionate demand for honest politics. Cornford was a Cambridge academic and he wrote this very short book, not much more than a pamphlet, on university politics. In fact it is a wonderful satire on all politics."

The full interview is availab
Mr. Cornford's more generalised comments and wisdom are striking, witty, and very on-point. However his delving into political affiliations and political convictions is not really of my interest. I do gather, however, that this was primarily geared towards a 'Young Politician' i cannot fault him excessively; however it is this focus which prevented this otherwise interesting short piece from being something that would have universal appeal. In summary, an interesting read.
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