Monthly Archives: May 2020

Book Review: Moldova Quo Vadis

Moldova Quo Vadis:  Neutrality And European Integration?  Problems Of Policy, by Igor Talcan This thesis is an interesting one and it looks at the problem of Moldova’s troubled attempts to integrate with Europe over the past thirty years in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Treatise On The Relative Rights And Duties Of Belligerent And Neutral Powers In Maritime Affairs

A Treatise On The Relative Rights And Duties Of Belligerent And Neutral Powers In Maritime Affairs, by Robert Ward I disagreed with a lot of the argument of this book.  But in many ways the argument of the book is … Continue reading

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Hermenteutics Of Meanness

The more I look around the world, and see the issues that exist in communication, the more I become aware that the absence of the hermeneutic of charity is one of the most essential aspects of the problems that we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andorra: The Hidden Republic

Andorra:  The Hidden Republic, by Lewis Gaston Leary One of the funniest parts of this book is that the author himself engages in the sort of duel that one expects in more competitive challenges than “oldest tiny European republic” than … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Republic Of San Marino

The Republic Of San Marino, by Charles de Bruc This book was originally written in French and was translated into English.  And we can be fortunate for that.  I have long had an interest in San Marino [1] and other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein:  History And Institutions Of The Principality, by Pierre Raton The tiny principality of Liechtenstein has few books written about it, but as a small principality that has survived despite the troubles of the last couple of centuries, it represents … Continue reading

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Don’t Feed The Dialectic

On December 4, 2014, a man named Eric Garner was put into a chokehold by an NYPD officer, and his dying gasps saying that he couldn’t breathe were videotaped by a bystander and provoked a great deal of unrest related … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant, by Josiah Bunting III Why has Grant been viewed as being an incompetent president?  This short book, written by someone who clearly has a positive view of Grant, gives at least some of the basic context that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chickamauga & Chattanooga

Chickamauga & Chattanooga:  The Battles That Doomed The Confederacy, by John Bowers It is unusual to read books on Civil War history where the author is as conflicted as this one with regards to the outcome of the battles involved.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Siege Of Vicksburg

The Siege Of Vicksburg:  The Seven-Month Battle That Sealed The Confederacy’s Fate, by Richard Wheeler What makes this book remarkable is just how unobtrusive the historian is in the account of the Vicksburg campaign.  A large majority of the time, … Continue reading

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