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Book Review: Consequences Of Class And Color

Consequences Of Class And Color: West Indian Perspectives, edited and introduced by David Lowenthal and Lambros Comitas This book is embarrassing. This book is certainly not worthless, but its worth is entirely in demonstrating the lack of fitness, moral and … Continue reading

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Yeet

It is intriguing to see people try to handle slang. And while it is unclear where it is that yeet came from, it is intriguing to note that the grammar of the term, and whether it is a regular verb … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jamaica: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture

Jamaica:  The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture, by Nick Davis I found this book in general to be a very easy-to-read and also very informative and enjoyable guide to Jamaica.  This is a book that is not focused on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jamaica (Country Explorers)

Jamaica (Country Explorers), by Michael Capek This particular book was perhaps the most superficial of the ones I read about Jamaica, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.  It covers what other books do, but with less detail and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jamaica (Enchantment Of The World)

Jamaica (Enchantment Of The World), by Ruth Bjorklund Of the various books I have read directed towards younger readers, this is by far the most entertaining and engaging and complete of the books I have read so far.  If you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jamaica (A True Book)

Jamaica (A True Book), by Ann Heinrichs One of the fascinating thing that results from reading a few books on the same subject is just how often the same few subjects are covered over and over again.  Sometimes one even … Continue reading

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Book Review: Byzantium: The Bridge From Antiquity To The Middle Ages

Byzantium:  The Bridge From Antiquity To The Middle Ages, by Michael Angold This is a pleasant book, and one that strives to deal with one of the more interesting aspects of the Byzantine legacy and that was the way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Berbers

The Berbers (The Peoples Of Africa), by Michael Brett and Elizabeth Fentress The Berbers, to the extent that people tend to think of them at all, are not often thought of as a people of Africa.  Despite the fact that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Affluence Without Abundance

Affluence Without Abundance:  The Disappearing World Of The Bushmen, by James Suzman There are a host of issues with this book, none of which prevent the book from being enjoyable as a sympathetic (perhaps overly sympathetic) guide to the Bushmen … Continue reading

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On The Blindness Of The Supposed Enlightenment

Towards the end of his book Hitler’s Bureaucrats, Holocaust scholar Jaacov Lozowick responds to a quote by Aharon Appelfield with the following observation about the limitations of the enlightenment:  “Enlightenment, rationalism, universality, humanism – all of these failed when faced … Continue reading

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