Category Archives: American History

Why Aren’t They In The Hall Of Fame: Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan, despite the menacing name, is an easy artist to appreciate.  I grew up listening to a lot of adult contemporary on the radio, at least until my teenage years, when I discovered the joys of post-grunge adult alternative, … Continue reading

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Waiting For It

Today, while I was reading a book, I was struck by something that I had never seen as a problem or difficulty.  Many people are aware of a standard of behavior known as the waiter rule, which lets people know … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Judaism

American Judaism:  A History, by Jonathan D. Sarna As someone who has read the author’s work before [1], I had a good idea of what to expect from the work and I was not either particularly surprised nor disappointed with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jews On The Frontier

Jews On The Frontier:  Religion And Mobility In Nineteenth Century America, by Shari Rabin Sometimes when I pick books to read at the same time there are some inspired similarities.  For example, this particular book talks about union and disunion … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grand New Party

Grand New Party:  How Republicans Can Win The Working Class And Save The American Dream, by Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam While I do not consider myself among the most fierce partisan warriors of my time, my general political views … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Blood, Sweat & Tears

When one thinks of the obvious snubs of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the band Blood, Sweat & Tears doesn’t often come to mind.  That is not to say that it is difficult to make a strong case … Continue reading

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Book Review: 48 Lies About American History

48 Lies About American History (That You Probably Learned In School), by Larry Schweikart The author knows what he is talking about when he criticizes textbooks for the lies they pass along, and he names names in this humorous and … Continue reading

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Book Review: 7 Events That Made America America

7 Events That Made America America And Proved That The Founding Fathers Were Right All Along, by Larry Schweikart How you view this book will depend in large part on how much you agree with the author’s libertarian perspective.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Defenders Of The Unborn

Defenders Of The Unborn:  The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe v. Wade, by Daniel K. Williams When I read a book like this, my first question is, what is the author trying to prove?  It is easy enough to see that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gosnell

Gosnell:  The Untold Story Of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer Having already seen the movie for this book [1] and having written at least occasionally on abortion before [2], I found this book to … Continue reading

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