I love these ABC Radio National programs, Ian. I haven't listened to this podcast yet but am looking forward to doing so tonight. You know, my friend, how positively I think about Spinoza, both as a person caught up in the events of his own time, and as a thinker who has few rivals in all history. I'm curious about the novel but, if I keep buying books, I'll not have enough money left to buy food; in a couple of weeks, though, another social security check will arrive, and I'm certain to buy the book then.
More on Spinoza - better put a personal shout out toon this one!