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This Passes Muster for Academic Scholarship?
on December 9, 2014
While many reviewers embrace the author's two-fold "talent" for non-academic prose and commitment to his subject, I do not. Considering it was billed as a scholarly tome, the absence of elevated style and objectivity ruined this book for me. If something like the "movement", if one can even call such contradictory and juvenile notions a movement, is close to the author's heart, then why pretend to pen an objective study? This is pure polemic. And while that may contain its own literary beauty, this belongs next to Lenin and Che Guevara rather than Veblen and Spengler.