Daily Archives: February 12, 2016

Quod Omnes Tangit Ab Omnibus Tractari Debeat

“That which affects everyone ought to be dealt with by everyone.” So says the sixth century Code of Justinian in a law that managed to seep its way from its original context in establishing riparian rights for downstream parties [1] … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Christianity, History, Musings | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Book Review: The Pessimist’s Guide To History

The Pessimist’s Guide To History, by Stuart Flexner with Doris Flexner There is a downside to reading a book like this one, and that is the fact that although the various stories are told with wit and sarcastic humor, and … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Book Reviews, History, Military History | 2 Comments

Non-Book Review: Syren’s Song

Syren’s Song: A connor Stark Novel, by Claude Berube As I was fortunate enough to be able to review the first novel in this series for the Naval Historical Institute [1], I was pleased to be sent the second book … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, History, Military History | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments