A New Guide to the Derby: How to Pick the Winner

After some twenty-two years I finally have the complete suite of Oakeshottiana. Given that copies are pretty pricey, this was a most generous Christmas gift. And in case you’re wondering who Guy Griffith was, here is his British Academy entry.

To this period also belongs the book that Oakeshott co-authored with Guy Griffith, A Guide to the Classics (1936), which, to the disappointment of many an earnest student of political philosophy, turned out to be not about Plato and Aristotle but about the fine art of judging horseflesh and picking a Derby winner (Introduction to A Companion to Michael Oakeshott, p. 3).