Monthly Archives: June 2020

Second Mover Advantage In American Military History

The United States has been in a great many wars, but many of them have followed a consistent pattern.  The Americans are minding their own business blithely going about their business of trading and seeking to do business throughout the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Racial Realities In Europe

Racial Realities In Europe, by Lothrop Stoddard Concerning a book like this, I feel it is incumbent upon me at the outset to state that I do not agree with the author’s racialist perspective of the history of the world.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Question Of Alsace-Lorraine

The Question Of Alsace-Lorraine, by Jules Duhem This book is disappointing because it appears to indicate that the author wishes to discuss the question of Alsace-Lorraine in a balanced and fair-minded way and merely ends up repeating tired and stale … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Inviolable Pledge

The Inviolable Pledge:  March 1, 1871 – March 1, 1918, by various authors This book is a strange one, and one that made me feel a lot less friendly towards French political aims during World War I.  This work is … Continue reading

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Bear Fruits Worthy Of Repentance

Luke 3:7-17 gives us a rather sound look at the advice given by John the Baptist to the crowds, reading:  “Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crisis Of Fear

Crisis Of Fear:  Secession In South Carolina, by Steven A. Channing It is not an easy thing to ponder the reasons why it was that South Carolina chose to rebel against the United States without being either sympathetic to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Critical Study Of Nullification In South Carolina

A Critical Study Of Nullification In South Carolina, by David Franklin Houston This book is an interesting one in that it provides a scholarly and deeply historical look at the reasons why South Carolina became such a noted state in … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Disquisition On Government And Selections From The Discourse

A Disquisition On Government And Selections From The Discourse, by John C. Calhoun It may be argued that the political writing of John C. Calhoun [1] is a classic example of rigorous reasoning drawn from faulty premises, but there is … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Hyrax

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the UCG Portland congregation on June 27, 2020.  The message is based on a previous study of the hyrax done by the author.] Are you smarter than a Bible … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bad Catholic’s Guide To Wine, Whiskey, And Song

The Bad Catholic’s Guide To Wine, Whiskey, And Song, by John Zmirak and Denise Matychowiak How does someone who is a moderationist but by no means a knowledeable person when it comes to drinking read and appreciate a book like … Continue reading

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