How The Irish Saved Civilization is a fun little book that describes how, after the fall of the Roman Empire, when much of western literature was lost in barbarian invasions, the Irish were copying all kinds of books in their quiet monestaries. Later, when the Irish began to send out groups of missionaries all over Europe, they brought their love of literature with them and helped in a big way to re-introduce the continent to their own philosophical history.

Seth has enjoyed reading this book recently and thought you should know that. He does, however, caution the reader to read carefully – not all of the author’s opinions or even stated facts are entirely correct. Still, it’s a fun (and short) read and makes a good point.