Every once in a while I feel the need to read a real classic and this one came up in my reading list. This book has been around for hundreds of years and given insight to generations of readers. I don’t think I can add anything to the scholarly reviews that have preceded mine but I do have a couple of thoughts.
First, I find classic literature to be valuable to a reader because it shows us where we have come from as a culture.
Second, while I did find the old English style a bit cumbersome at times to read and this is not a novel so there’s no story per se, I nevertheless found the principles in this book as regarding political power to still be in effect in today’s governments. I think that having this insight will make me a better judge of the political machinations that occur around me.
I encourage all readers to delve into the classics now and again to give your mind a challenge and a glimpse into the past.