Category Archives: American History

What Is To Be Done And Who Is To Blame?

There are a great many aspects of life where there are two simultaneous responses or opinions or feelings we have towards a situation are held in tension.  One of the characteristic aspects of such situations is that we will attempt … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rich Spot Of Earth

A Rich Spot Of Earth:  Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden At Monticello, by Peter J. Hatch This book has a somewhat complicated task that makes it enjoyable to read but also very intriguing to think about and ponder.  The book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Salute

The First Salute:  A View Of The American Revolution, by Barbara W. Tuchman I must say that I was rather impressed with this book, not least in the way that Tuchman managed to demonstrate the importance of the Caribbean and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Practicing History

Practicing History:  Selected Essays, by Barbara W. Tuchman My feelings towards this book and towards this author are somewhat ambivalent.  On the one hand, the selected essays in this particular book are generally enjoyable to read.  Tuchman was a serious-minded … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zimmerman Telegram

The Zimmerman Telegram, by Barbara W. Tuchman This book may seem to be a very unusual one to be the second book by this author that one has read.  Not surprisingly, given my preference for earlier history to that of … Continue reading

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You Have Watched Me Safe In Your Anonymity

For deeply personal reasons, I have long found that I greatly enjoy many of the songs by British synth pop artist Howard Jones [1].  Among those songs is “The Prisoner,” where the singer/songwriter compares being photographed to being imprisoned within … Continue reading

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Book Review: And Every Word Is True

And Every Word Is True, by Gary McAvoy [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery for the purposes of review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Review originally published here:  https://reedsy.com/discovery/book/and-every-word-is-true-gary-mcavoy%5D Like many people, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Originalism As Faith

Originalism As Faith, by Eric J. Segall Leave it to someone to write about originalism and faith without having a high view of either.  This book is a terrible book, about the worst sort of book that can be written … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who’s Counting

Who’s Counting:  How Fraudsters And Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk, by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky This was not a pleasant book to read, but it is the sort of important book to read that demonstrates a great … Continue reading

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Book Review: Obama’s Enforcer

Obama’s Enforcer:  Eric Holder’s Justice Department, by John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky This is the sort of book that my roommate would probably enjoy, if he hasn’t already read it already.  I say this not necessarily as a criticism, … Continue reading

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