Archive for January, 2009
The recent Oakeshott-related titles from Imprint Academic are aesthetically pleasing and also illustrate the continuing vitality of Oakeshott studies. Keith Sutherland from Imprint Academic kicked off 2009 in handsome fashion, sending me a batch of his recent Oakeshott titles, starting with Kevin Williams‘ Education and the Voice of Michael Oakeshott and running through to Michael Minch’s hot-off-the-presses The Democratic Theory [...]
Leslie Marsh has drawn our attention to the death of George Feaver, who contributed to several of the MO Association’s Conferences, and of Bernard Crick, who once dubbed Oakeshott “the lonely nihilist” of the LSE, and who much later described himself in a conference as a “sort of left-wing Oakeshottian”.
Leslie Marsh has posted on his blog a rare late photograph of Oakeshott, which he dates to Durham circa 1985.
Gene Callaghan has an article in the Freeman (January, 2009 edition) that discusses Oakeshott’s critique of Rationalism in Politics and finds real-world support for it in the case of the 1950s-60s urban planning that gave many Western nations our crime-ridden high-rise ghettos.
Here, ready for download, are a couple of presents for anyone who would like a bigger taste of The Vocabulary of a Modern European State than Amazon’s “Search Inside” feature can provide. The front matter, including the Table of Contents and editor Luke O’Sullivan’s Preface (PDF format) The full text of Luke O’Sullivan’s Introduction (PDF [...]