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The Hidden Power Of Assumptions

It has never surprised me that Abraham Lincoln was so deeply interested as an adult in Euclidian geometry.  Admittedly, few people share that fascination as geometry is viewed frequently as being deadly dull.  But there is one essential thing that … Continue reading

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The Problems At The Base Of It All

One of the most obvious aspects of our world is the fundamental problem that we have when two people do not agree on the same authorities.  Ultimately, for two people to be agreed they must have a wide degree of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln: Volume 4

The Writings Of Abraham Lincoln:  Volume 4:  The Lincoln-Douglas Debates II, by Abraham Lincoln This volume covers the last four of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and by this time in the reading the reader is likely familiar with the pattern that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slavery (Great Speeches In History)

Slavery (Great Speeches In History), edited by Karin Coddon This book’s biggest benefit relative to the many books that are written about the subject of slavery and presenting a variety of different perspectives is the way that it focuses on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slavery (Opposing Viewpoints)

Slavery (Opposing Viewpoints), edited by James Torr Given that slavery and its role in American history is still something that is fought over (for good reason), it is little surprise that it has been argued and debated over throughout the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Raising The Ruins

Raising The Ruins:  The Fight To Revive The Legacy Of Herbert W. Armstrong, by Stephen Flurry In reading this book I found myself in the strange position of having nice things to say about the Philadelphia Church of God, particularly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crisis Of The House Divided

Crisis Of The House Divided:  An Interpretation Of The Issues In The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, by Harry V. Jaffa This was my first introduction to Harry Jaffa and his political thinking some two decades or so ago and it remains a … Continue reading

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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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