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Treason of the Heart

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"Treason of the Heart" is an account of British people who took up foreign causes. Not mercenaries, then, but ideologues. Almost all were what today we would call radicals or activists, who thought they knew better than whichever bunch of backward or oppressed people it was that they had come to save. Usually they were applying to others what they saw as the benefits of th ...more
ebook, 267 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Not Avail (first published May 3rd 2011)
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Martin Whatwouldthefoundersthink
A Treason of the Heart is an incredibly depressing book, the equivalent of Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities. Both books share the distinction of featuring characters with little, if any, redeeming value. At least Wolfe’s book is fiction. It is about British people who have taken up foreign causes – often in direct conflict with their own country.

It is an interesting book, but it isn’t a lot of fun to read.

You can find my complete review here
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