Daily Archives: July 13, 2019


The subject of autonomy is one about which my feelings and opinions are characteristically ambivalent.  Much depends on what one means by autonomy.  I general, I support the right of smaller regions and peoples to be free from despotic and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eating Dangerously

Eating Dangerously:  Why The Government Can’t Keep Your Food Safe–And How You Can, by Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown This book is yet another muckrucking expose about the sorry state of food within the United States, of which there are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Extra Virginity

Extra Virginity:  The Sublime And Scandalous World Of Olive Oil, by Tom Mueller To what extent should olive oil be treated like wine?  I consider myself in general a fan of olive oil, someone who appreciates using it as part … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eat, Drink, & Be Wary

Eat, Drink, & Be Wary:  How Unsafe Is Our Food?, by Charles M. Duncan This book both demonstrates a severe problem with the safety of food in the United States and demonstrates how it is that people who earnestly wish … Continue reading

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