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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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Something Tells Me You’re Not Famous Anymore

What do you do when you’re no longer famous but still need to pay the bills?  Most of us who are normal people are not famous enough to matter anyway to those outside of our family and friends and perhaps … Continue reading

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Book Review: Who Killed Homer?

Who Killed Homer?:  The Demise Of Classical Education And The Recovery Of Greek Wisdom, by Victor Davis Hanson & John Heath I do not believe that I would be considered a classicist within the context of Academia.  As fond as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Father Of Us All

The Father Of Us All:  War And History – Ancient and Modern, by Victor Davis Hanson It is one of the most notable and strange aspects of my reading of the author’s works that I have liked him least when … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Development Of Economic Infrastructure For Unpopular Businesses

For some time I have been deeply concerned about the attitude towards conservative companies by banks, which have increasingly added to their corrupt cronyist behavior a distinctly political angle in their hiring and investing that only adds to their ill … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Global Soul

The Global Soul:  Jetlag, Shopping Malls, And The Search For Home, by Pico Iyer The more I read from Pico Iyer, the less I like him as an author.  This book helps explain why.  The author and I are rarely … Continue reading

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The Strange Paradox Of Second Acts

It was once a cliche that there are no second acts in America.  Yet what was already a dubious statement in light of the reality of American history has largely been destroyed by our contemporary generation and its deep fondness … Continue reading

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I Just Want To Fuh You

For most of the last week, when listening to Spofity I have seen the promotion of a new song by Paul McCartney.  This song is called “Fuh You.”  Before discussing this song and its context, I think it is worthwhile … Continue reading

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