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Book Review: Free To Believe

Free To Believe:  The Battle Over Religious Liberty In America, by Luke Goodrich [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is the sort of book that is easy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dictionary Of Gestures

Dictionary Of Gestures:  Expressive Comportments And Movements In Use Around The World, by François Caradec, illustrated by Philippe Cousin, translated by Chris Clarke This was not as good a book as I hoped it would be.  Like many people, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Simpsons’ Beloved Springfield

The Simpsons’ Beloved Springfield:  Essays On The TV Series And Town That Are Part Of Us All, edited by Karma Waltonen and Denise DuVernay This is one of the worst collections of pop culture essays I have ever read, if … Continue reading

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Book Review: Owning It All

Owning It All, by William Kittredge This book is certainly a strange one, although by no means a bad one.  The author comes from Eastern Oregon and expresses the fundamental ambivalence that the West has often had with government.  The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Language Of The Spirit

Language Of The Spirit, by Jan Swafford This book was immensely disappointing, but for reasons that are not entirely surprising.  The author is a contemporary composer who wants to increase the legitimacy of his fellows in the classical music repertoire, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crisis Of Islamic Civilization

The Crisis Of Islamic Civilization, by Ali A. Allawi This book has a quite interesting focus, and that is the way that Islamic society has faced and largely failed to deal with the crisis of modernity.  Whether one looks at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Borderland

Borderland:  A Journey Through The History Of Ukraine, by Anna Reid This book was a fascinating one, but one that is likely to upset a great many people who have a vested interest in the history of Ukraine as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Death Of Satan

The Death Of Satan:  How Americans Have Lost The Sense Of Evil, by Andrew Delbanco This book is both a compelling one as well as one that challenges the spirit of the times.  The contemporary period of the United States … Continue reading

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Book Review: The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll In Ten Songs

The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll In Ten Songs, by Greil Marcus It was not far into this book when I realized that the author was more interested in showing himself to be an interesting person and a knowledgeable critic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Discrimination And Disparities

Discrimination And Disparities, by Thomas Sowell This was a particularly interesting book to read for several reasons.  For one, this book was by far the last of the books by the author that my library had that I was able … Continue reading

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