Monthly Archives: November 2010

A Look At My Library List

A friend of mine called me on the phone a few minutes ago asking if he could pick up some books at the library for me, and I politely told him that I was planning on going to the library … Continue reading

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Elite Competition and the Decline of Deference in Late 18th Century America

I am well aware that the topic of my discussion today sounds dry and boring, but I guarantee that many of my readers will find surprising relevance to the goings on of today by understanding the drastic political and cultural … Continue reading

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The Curious Connection Between History and Prophecy

What do you think about when you think of prophecy?  Do you think of beasts rising up out of the sea, or people sitting on their roofs waiting for the return of Jesus Christ, or shofars being blown in heaven, … Continue reading

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Book Review and Musing on: The Foundations of Christian Scholarship

Today I would like to make a combination book review and musing on the Theonomic approach to Christian scholarship, so that those who lack the inclination to read books like this may still ponder and participate in the struggle to … Continue reading

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Somaliland’s Quid Pro Quo

Some recent developments between Somaliland and other nations, including China and Denmark, would seem to indicate that Somaliland’s economic potential and stable political and legal environment has not gone unnoticed in the global sphere.  It would therefore be worthwhile to … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln, Democracy, Despotism, and the Two Trees

Today I would like to make a commentary on part of Abraham Lincoln’s Peoria Speech as well as the prescient comments on that speech by Harry Jaffa, found on pages 305 and 306 of his magisterial work, Crisis of the … Continue reading

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Slaveowner Guilt and the Internal Slave Trade

Today, as I hinted at in my posting yesterday on antebellum Southern culture, I would like to discuss an intriguing matter involving Abraham Lincoln, slave owner guilt, and the constitutionality of federal regulation of the internal slave trade that was … Continue reading

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A Musing On Google Searches

I would like to take this opportunity to update the good readers of my blog on what people are searching for on my site.  According to WordPress, the following are the Google searches that people have made that caused them … Continue reading

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Research and Unforseen Implications in the Horn of Africa

In many ways, graduate school-level research is like playing with the Russian fabrige eggs, pulling off layers only to find more intricate layers of complication underneath.  Being the sort of person who likes to talk specifics, let us show how.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War

The Grand Design:  Strategy and the U.S. Civil War, by Donald Stoker As a historical reader with a passionate interest in the American Civil War, it is a treasure to be able to find, read, and recommend a book that … Continue reading

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