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Book Review: The Sabbath Question Illustrated

The Sabbath Question Illustrated, by a Roadside Enquirer In reading this book I was struck by the melancholy reflection that evangelical Christianity has tended to have a bad reputation in England but a better one in the United States.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: Opposing Viewpoints

World War I:  Opposing Viewpoints, edited by William Dudley I must say that I like the Opposing Viewpoints series as a whole, and have often enjoyed its takes on various subjects of personal interest [1], and this book is no … Continue reading

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Jude: A Case Study On Elusive Common Ground

One of the most obvious failures in cross-cultural communication, or any kind of communication with people who are outside of our particular in-group, is the fact that it is easily forgotten that in order to reach people we must draw … Continue reading

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Book Review: Is God Just A Human Invention?

Is God Just A Human Invention?:  And Seventeen Other Questions Raised By The New Atheists, edited by Sean McDowell and Jonathan Morrow This may be an unpopular opinion, but in my view the “new Atheists” have been solidly overrated.  If … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spain: A Unique History

Spain:  A Unique History, Stanley G. Payne What makes this book a unique history is something that will either likely win over or alienate the readers of this book, and that is the author’s personal touch and his replacement of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cuba (Opposing Viewpoints)

Cuba (Opposing Viewpoints), edited by Noah Berlatsky In reading a book like this it is fascinating to see some of the aspects of a subject like this that draw substantial disagreement and also what matters that may appear to be … Continue reading

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The Billboard Hot 100: A Case Study In Data Lying

One of the bedrock assumptions of the rise of data in contemporary life is the thesis that data doesn’t lie, but this assumption is very mistaken.  Part of what makes it so mistaken is the way that data requires interpretation … Continue reading

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Punching Up And Punching Down

One of the many flaws with contemporary leftist thought is the blind favoritism for underdog causes and the assumption that intersectionalism is a good way of accounting for where someone stands on a privilege chart that determines the legitimacy of … Continue reading

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On The Neglected Ironies Of Coercion Culture

For some time, I have found myself to be deeply troubled by the implications of the contemporary hostility towards coercion that has made itself plain in language and culture.  Few people would doubt, for example, that rape is a horrible … Continue reading

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On The Logistics Of The Chicken Wars

As I have made clear on several occasions, I am very fond of beefs between competing restaurants [1].  Earlier this week social media (or at least that portion of it I was paying attention to) was filled with a great … Continue reading

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