Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

The Cantonization of India

The word canton, as a noun referring to a district of a nation, is best-known in the context of the Swiss cantons, which form the basis of the Swiss Confederation to this day. A complicated and organic history of these … Continue reading

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Caveat Lector

Those who are frequent readers of my blogs, especially my book reviews, will no doubt be at least somewhat aware that the FCC (one of the many components of American bureaucracy) requires a statement in a published book review to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold The title of this book is a bit of a tease, which is not necessarily a bad thing, in that it refers to a marriage alliance made by Lord Ivan Vorpatril (best known … Continue reading

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