Daily Archives: May 24, 2014

Book Review: The Empire Of Necessity

The Empire Of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, by Greg Grandin At first I thought this was going to be a large-scale treatment of the issue of slavery and freedom in the New World [1], a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail, by Frances Parkman When I selected this book to read among a collection of excess books at a friend’s house last summer [1], I expected this to be like the other books in that series this was … Continue reading

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Let Us Have Faith That Right Makes Might

It is no particular secret that I have long been inspired by the thought and example of Abraham Lincoln [1]. Among the many Lincoln speeches and addresses that I appreciate, I often find that his Cooper Union address [2] has … Continue reading

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On The Right Side Of The Line For A Change

Earlier today I received a rather alarming piece of news from one of the supervisors at my job about the fact that Portland’s water system was on a boil alert thanks to concerns about e-coli [1], meaning that no one … Continue reading

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