I'm beginning to empathize with the experience of anti-intellectualism. I mean, I don't think it's valid. Not at all. But I understand, when faced with a thick wall of complicated information you can't hope or be bothered to unpick, why people turn to the accusation that it's just a load of meaningless bollocks. That is to say, I'm still looking forward to my second read through this book, some great time from now, with a guide and a lot of handholding. This is a deeply difficult experience, and I do feel I will get very little out of it this first run through. But I also feel like I should persevere, and let this be an honest failure, rather than an abandonment.