Author Archives: nathanalbright

About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

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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Book Review: The Battle Of Westport

The Battle of Westport, by Paul B. Jenkins Westport was a decisive battle, marking the defeat of the final Confederate effort in the West to gain control of Missouri, but it is not a battle that much has been written … Continue reading

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The Hidden Power Of Assumptions

It has never surprised me that Abraham Lincoln was so deeply interested as an adult in Euclidian geometry.  Admittedly, few people share that fascination as geometry is viewed frequently as being deadly dull.  But there is one essential thing that … Continue reading

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