Daily Archives: December 23, 2016

Ask What Your Country Can Do For You…

It is widely recognized that President John F. Kennedy appropriated his most memorable line from his inaugural address from what he had learned from Harvard University.  “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Baronial Reform And Revolution In England 1258-1267

Baronial Reform And Revolution In England 1258-1267, edited by Adrian Jobson For reasons that are either too obscure or too personal to wish to explain in detail, I am fascinated by the problems of legitimacy that governments have faced throughout … Continue reading

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Book Review: National Geographic Society Atlas Of World History

National Geographic Society Atlas Of World History, by Noel Grove I hope for the sake of the reputation of the author of this book that Noel Grove was not his actual name but was rather a pseudonym chosen to hide … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Traveler’s Atlas

The Traveler’s Atlas:  A Global Guide To The Places You Must See In Your Lifetime, by John Man, Chris Schüler, Geoffrey Roy & Nigel Rodgers This book is perhaps an unintentional textbook example of why travel books have declined immensely … Continue reading

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