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This book is a collection of illustrated limericks which comment on the bizarre incoherence which many now perceive in their daily lives. Though a scholarly and erudite work could be written on the way this has arisen through the history of ideas in the West since Late Antiquity, it is easier to see what's wrong by considering small but pithy vignettes of modern life and thought. The limerick serves very well to this end. Here is an example, not included in the book, which treats a very topical problem.

Q.E.D.

Central banks are all doing easing,
Lending cash to the rich, whilst just squeezing
The ordinary folk,
Who'll end stony broke,
And leave the economy wheezing.

In the book, you will find deeper philosophical and spiritual problems addressed which themselves may underlie these economic problems we experience. Each is illustrated with a line drawing to help to make the point. The craziness out there can best be seen in the light of Traditional Christianity from which our culture derives. In this light, it is not only bizarre, but often wildly funny, and sometimes utterly dreadful.
We need to start from something solid to avoid incoherence. If there is to be a happy ending to all this, we need to reflect on our lives and see how they could be grounded more firmly in the Tradition from which we spring. May God help us all.

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Raised in the North of England in the decades following the 2nd World War, he was educated in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at Cambridge and Imperial College. His career began in the Oil Industry and finished in Higher Education as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Trinity College Dublin. He is the author, or co-author, of over 90 scientific papers, mostly in the fields of tribology and abrasive machining. He retired in 2008 to the European Continent. He is also a keen singer and musician, a joiner and a gardener. An Orthodox Christian for over 30 years, he has used his Christian experience to evaluate what he has experienced in life and what he sees in the Modern World. Freed from the cares of his former profession, he now has time to express these thoughts in print.

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