Daily Archives: May 9, 2019

Faults Of Laws And Faults Of People

Earlier today I was looking at some of the outbound links on my blog and I saw that there had been a link to a website that deals with the portrayals of Muslims and the fear and violence that is often … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Who Loved China

The Man Who Loved China:  The Fantastic Story Of An Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked The Mysteries Of The Middle Kingdom, by Simon Winchester If you are of the belief that Joseph Needham, the man at the center of this deeply … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Professor And The Madman

The Professor And The Madman:  A Tale Of Murder, Insanity, And The Making Of The Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester I’m not sure how I feel about this book in its larger context.  On its own, this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Meaning Of Everything

The Meaning Of Everything:  The Story Of The Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester When I was a kid, one of my many unflattering nicknames was dictionary boy, for my fondness for reading dictionaries in an attempt to learn new … Continue reading

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