Daily Archives: February 3, 2011

Too Delicate A Sense of Honor

One of the most fascinating things about studying the culture of the Southern hotbloods during the American Civil War is that the prickly sense of honor held by many Southern aristocratic gentleman was vitally important in allowing offenses to build … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret History of Rock

The Secret History of Rock:  The Most Influential Bands You’ve Never Heard, by Roni Sarig This book provides a compelling and worthwhile history of Rock & Roll that is at various times inspiring, appalling, and informative.  As a fan of … Continue reading

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On The Hedgehog And The Fox

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”  These words were part of a poetic fragment written by the ancient Greek poet Archilochus, in the 600’s BC, and became famous when Isaiah Berlin wrote an essay … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Four Books of Martial Policy (English Translation of the De Re Militari)

The Four Books of Martial Policy, by Flavius Vegetius Renatus, translated (1572) by John Sadler In a book like this, which is a facsimile copy of a 16th century translation of a major late Roman work important enough to inspire … Continue reading

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