Daily Archives: June 4, 2020

What I Cannot Change

One of the most unpleasant obligations that one faces as a just person–and not just someone who wants to appear just–is the burden of speaking unpopular truths.  Another obligation, and one that is equally uncomfortable, is to hear unpopular truths.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Civilizations

The First Civilizations:  The Archaeology Of Their Origins, by Glyn Daniel What is civilization?  In Southern Europe there were a variety of cities that were built by speakers of unknown and lost languages, and few books are written about them … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sketches From Sikh History

Sketches From Sikh HIstory, by Puran Singh This is not a very good book, unfortunately.  It is mercifully short, at less than 150 pages, but it is not a very accomplished effort.  It is easy to see what the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Controversies In Policing

Controversies In Policing, edited by Quint C. Thurman and Andrew Giacomazzi This book is the example of someone trying to toss a loaded grenade into a conversation and finding that it bounces back on themselves.  The authors here are under … Continue reading

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