Tim's Reviews > Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky

Intellectuals by Paul  Johnson
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Apr 29, 12

bookshelves: biographies, general-non-fiction

I found this book hard to rate, as I really loved it: as a comedy. The bit about Rosseau marking his place in his friends' books using rashers of bacon is priceless.

But does Johnson seriously think we should go back to the clergy telling us how to live our lives? I think he does, and that makes me dubious of how fair the aim of his gattling gun was.

He's a right wing shit-stirrer. Not to be taken too seriously but extremely amusing nonetheless.

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