Daily Archives: June 7, 2017

Qatar And The Perils Of Edge Induced Cohesion

For almost as long as I have been writing this particular blog–almost seven years at this point–I have found the problem of the cohesion of the Sunni Arab world to be a subject that comes up over and over again … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unlikely Allies

Unlikely Allies:  How A Merchant, A Playwright, And A Spy Saved The American Revolution, by Joel Richard Paul It is difficult to know what to make of this book.  There are clearly some aspects of this book I was already … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beaumarchais

Beaumarchais:  A Biography, by Maurice Lever, translated by Susan Emanuel Although his name is not a particularly famous one, fans of opera will likely have heard of Beaumarchais’ justly famous plays “The Barber Of Seville” and “The Marriage Of Figaro” … Continue reading

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