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Book Review: Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds, by Charles MacKay There is no doubt that this 400 page long book is a classic source of information about the fads and fashions that have roiled civilization over the past few … Continue reading

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Book Review: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy Great literature has a way of multiplying books, and that has certainly been the case for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the 1920’s [1].  When a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cultures Of The World: Andorra

Cultures Of The World:  Andorra, by Byron D. Augustin Since childhood, when I first found out about this small and odd nation in the Pyrenees Mountains, I have been interested in the nation of Andorra [1].  There are a lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: Privilege

Privilege:  Harvard And The Education Of The Ruling Class, by Ross Gregory Douthat Although I have never studied at Harvard or any other ivy league school, there was a lot I could identify with concerning this book and the author’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shahnameh

Shanameh:  The Persian Book Of Kings, written by Abolqasem Ferdowsi, translated by Dick Davis This is a large book to get through and it is likely that few readers will try.  For those who are aware of Persian history, this … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Dave Matthews Band

One word that tends to come to mind readily when it comes to looking at the critical reputation of the Dave Matthews Band is polarizing.  I find it hard to understand why this has to be the case.  Admittedly, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Holy Sexuality And The Gospel

Holy Sexuality And The Gospel:  Sex, Desire, And Relationships Shaped By God’s Grand Story, by Christopher Yuan [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Multnomah/Waterbrook Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I greatly appreciated the perspective … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crabgrass Frontier

Crabgrass Frontier:  The Suburbanization Of The United States, by Kenneth Jackson There is a deep problem with an author who can have nice things to say about the atrocious mass public housing efforts during the Great Depression and afterward but … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Western Way Of War

The Western Way Of War:  Infantry Battle In Classical Greece, by Victor Davis Hanson Overall, this is a fine scholarly monograph on military history that demonstrates Hanson’s skill in writing about the hoplite experience and how it was viewed in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mexifornia

Mexifornia:  A State Of Becoming, by Victor Davis Hanson I have definitely mixed thoughts about the author of this book [1], and my thoughts and feelings about this book are probably about as positive as possible for this author’s work.  … Continue reading

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