Monthly Archives: July 2020

Ignem In Urbe Video

What is it that cities offer to humanity?  The term civilization itself is connected to the cities from which civilization is thought to have sprung.  It is widely believed that for culture to develop there must be enough people all … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rainbow In The Night

A Rainbow In The Night:  The Tumultuous Birth Of South Africa, by Dominique Lapierre At the basis of this book there is a severe flaw that limits its enjoyment reading after it was published.  The author really wants to make … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness:  Women And The Truth And Reconciliation Commission In South Africa, by Fiona C. Ross This book is an example of what happens when someone whose only knowledge about the world comes from the worthless field of women’s studies … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apartheid: A History

Apartheid:  A History, by Brian Lapping This particular book is about an obviously delicate subject, namely the system of racial segregation and superiority that was set up by the Dutch starting in the 1940’s when the South African legislature began … Continue reading

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The Levels Of Bardcore

Recently, for reasons I do not entirely understand but which may be related to my fondness for languages and history, I have found myself recently being suggested various music videos that are released under the genre of Bardcore.  I had … Continue reading

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Book Review: For Good And Evil

For Good And Evil:  The Impact Of Taxes On The Course Of Civilization, by Charles Adams Even without knowing the author in person, this book gives a good idea of what he would be like.  He’s a bit of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Utopia Of Rules

The Utopia Of Rules:  On Technology, Stupidity, And The Secret Joys Of Bureaucracy, by David Graeber One of the most telling aspects of this book is the way that the author’s straw man argumentation against Mises and refusal to seriously … Continue reading

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Book Review: America’s Three Regimes

America’s Three Regimes:  A New Political History, by Morton Keller How is it that a nation changes its regime?  It is the author’s belief that America has had three regimes over the course of its political history and that the … Continue reading

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A Pattern Of Avoidance

One of the strangest aspects of the Covid crisis for me, personally, has been the way that it has encouraged in me to a greater extent even than normal the pattern of avoidance with other people that I practice.  And … Continue reading

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Album Review: Messiah Complete

Messiah Complete (Vocal Music), by Handel It almost seems superfluous to review the content of such an album of this.  This album is a two-cd version of Handel’s Messiah that bills itself as complete and that provides a very enjoyable … Continue reading

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