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For The Culture

What is it about leftist politics that makes someone stupid?  While I tend to police my social media feeds to get rid of as much political stupidity as possible, one of my online acquaintances made a post today that made … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Lost Cause 1865-1900

The Myth Of The Lost Cause 1865-1900, by Rollin G. Osterweis One of the strange asymmetries that one finds when it comes to the lost cause is that those who practice it do not mention it, while those that label … Continue reading

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Book Review: Notes Towards The Definition Of Culture

Notes Towards The Definition Of Culture, by T.S. Eliot T.S. Eliot is well known as a poet, and somewhat well known as a playwright, but his work on philosophy is not sufficiently well-known, and this book is a solid example … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heretics

Heretics, by G.K. Chesterton I must admit that I did not know exactly what to expect with this book but that I was pleased with its content and approach.  Some books have a certain approach and this particular book did … Continue reading

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Book Review: The “Supreme Gentleman” Killer

The “Supreme Gentleman” Killer:  The True Story Of An Incel Mass Murderer, by Brian Whitney [This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] At the heart … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Transformation Of Turkish Culture

The Transformation Of Turkish Culture:  The Atatürk Legacy, edited by Güsel Renda and C. Max Kortepeter There are a great many contradictions at the heart of this book, and it is the sort of book that few people would likely … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The B-52s

How one feels about the B-52s depends in large part on how large of a context you know them from.  I tend to be what the cognoscenti of the music world call a “pop stan” and thus I tend to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Questioning Cultural Appropriation

Questioning Cultural Appropriation, by Jonita Davis This is a book written out of fear.  It almost goes without saying that the author and I have diametrically opposite views when it comes to matters of cultural appropriation.  What for the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Polish Way

The Polish Way:  A Thousand-Year History Of The Poles And Their Culture, by Adam Zamoyski In many ways this book is a fascinating one.  As someone who is not appreciably Polish in any way, but who finds the history of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Year 1000

The Year 1000:  What Life Was Like At The Turn Of The First Millennium:  An Englishman’s World, by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger This book was disappointing.  I have read at least some books that sought to convey how life … Continue reading

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