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Cricket versus Republicanism by [Stove, David]
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David Stove, a great Australian essayist, takes on Arts faculties, feminism, republicanism, Marxism, Darwinism, and anything beginning with "soc . . ."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 707 KB
  • Print Length: 170 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0646213288
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #301,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Get the Kindle edition if you want it; formatting errors not that bad 8 January 2015
By James M. Rawley - Published on
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Of course, you should only get the book if you like David Stove at his most conservative. I'm a liberal, but I enjoy Stove. He tries to make his arguments from the ground up, and he's far more honest than most conservatives -- or liberals, for that matter.

Quite a few one-star reviewers have complained about poor Kindle formatting, and the lack of a Table of Contents. On my Kindle Paperwhite, I find a Table of Contents whenever I want it by pressing "Go To." Every essay is listed in sequence. Therefore there is a Table of Contents, at least for Kindle Paperwhite users.

I read Essay 13, "Racial and Other Antagonisms," the most notorious; essay in the book. In its early pages there; are a lot of superfluous semi-colons, perhaps as many as five in the entire essay. There are also' apostrophes in the wrong place here and there, say two of those. They come later in the essay.

I had no more trouble reading the essay, in spite of these formatting errors, than I would have had reading the previous paragraph in this review of mine. A quick glance through the rest of the Kindle edition shows me nothing worse than I've already encountered in the racism essay.

So if you're interested in a logical defense of such things as racial antagonism from a well-educated Australian conservative, go for it. The formatting won't stand in your way.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stove was clever, but not brilliant 18 March 2014
By James Bradford Henneyman - Published on
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There are some good things in here, some provocatively wicked things, some good mordant humor. But, as a philosopher, Stove was often rather mediocre, with a leaning toward positivism that was often so lacking in genuine deep reflection that it comes out as little more than a curmudgeonly resistance to speculative reason.
4.0 out of 5 stars A collection of gems from a sadly forgotten Australian philosopher 19 October 2015
By Kyle Kutasi - Published on
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David Stove is one of the greatest Australian philosophers, though he is virtually unknown. This collection of some of his best works, put together by his son and another, is a real hidden gem. His controversial article on race is particularly striking today for its prescience.

Political conservatives will love this collection. It is also easy to read and avoids academic language.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Defective Kindle Formatting 6 March 2013
By Gary - Published on
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This review is for the Kindle version of the book, not the book itself. David Stove was a great writer and thinker and you should definitely check him out. Anyway, I ended up returning the Kindle version because it was so riddled with formatting errors and corrupted text that it was basically unreadable. It's hard to believe that any Kindle book would be released in this sorry state, so maybe the master copy (if there is such a thing) got corrupted somehow or there was some kind of transmission problem (I tried it twice).
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Quality 27 March 2013
By david chesney - Published on
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Very poor quality . Almost unreadable in parts as errors in printing were very frequent . No idea whether book itself is any good as reading it was too difficult

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