Monthly Archives: January 2021

In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part Four

We have previously discussed bad novels as being worthy of defense, and a couple of grounds for defending bad novels in terms of the questions that they raise and the preoccupations that they show. I would like to close this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Anarchy

The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, And The Pillage Of An Empire, by William Dalrymple This book, like a great deal of anti-imperial as well as anti-corporate propaganda, rests on flawed assumptions. The assumption is that corporate villainy … Continue reading

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Creativity And Intellectual Property

The history of Disney’s attitude towards intellectual property is a case of humor and irony, and more than a little hypocrisy. At the beginning of Disney’s history, intellectual property rights were far more limited than they are now. And this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reading To Make A Difference

Reading To Make A Difference: Using Literature To Help Students Speak Freely, Think Deeply, And Take Action, by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly This book really made me upset, because it demonstrated the absence of moral and intellectual soundness … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reading Judas

Reading Judas: The Gospel Of Judas And The Shaping Of Christianity, by Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King The authors of this book have a lot of mistaken ideas, and a great deal of those problems relate to the problem … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part Three

Previously, we have discussed the need to defend bad novels in general as well as the worth that bad novels have in providing worthwhile questions that deserve answers. It is important at this point to consider that there are still … Continue reading

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Book Review: Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter: The True Story Of The Manson Murders, by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry This is a book that was written by the prosecutor of the initial Manson cases, and this book makes for sure a thorough case against … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripper: The Secret Life Of Walter Siekert

Ripper: The Secret Life Of Walter Siekert, by Patricia Cornwell Quite a while ago I read the previous book that the author had written, the prematurely and unfortunately titled “Case Closed,” and this book basically falls in line with the … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part Two

In order to better understand the purposes and worth of literature that one might have several grounds to disparage and criticize, it is worthwhile to point out some of the ways that people seek to compare different types of literature. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Further Observations Of Lady Whistledown

The Further Observations Of Lady Whistledown, by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan One of the most telling aspects of this particular book is the way that the four couples in this book are so dependent on … Continue reading

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