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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To International Relations

A Student’s Guide To International Relations, by Angelo M. Codevilla This was the first of fifteen books in this series that I happened to acquire, and it made for an interesting and short read of about 100 pages.  Indeed, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Quiet American

The Quiet American, by Graham Greene This is the book where Graham Greene makes his anti-American feeling all too obvious, alas, to be comfortable to those who are genuinely patriotic.  This book is the sort of book that is most … Continue reading

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Book Review: John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams, by Robert Remini For a variety of reasons, I have always been very interested in John Quincy Adams.  He is is precisely the sort of presidents that many contemporary liberals wish they had, and also someone who … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andrew Jackson And His Indian Wars

Andrew Jackson And His Indian Wars, by Robert V. Remini At the beginning of this book, the author states that he doesn’t want to write another book about Andrew Jackson.  I can certainly sympathize with his issue, for this is … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates:  The Forgotten War That Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger As someone who is familiar with the author’s writing and very interested in piracy [1], this audiobook was definitely of interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars

The Root Causes Of Sudan’s Civil Wars:  Old Wars And New Wars, by Douglas H. Johnson If you happen to have an interest in Sudan and South Sudan and their seemingly intractable problems [1], this book does a good job … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shadow Of The Great Game

The Shadow Of The Great Game:  The Untold Story Of India’s Partition, by Nandra Singh Sarila In reading this book, I got the feeling that it was written largely for Indian audiences as a way of informing them about the … Continue reading

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Blizhneye Zarubezhye

In 1992 a term of ominous political importance [1] entered the English language and changed English grammar in the process.  The term was “near abroad,” a translation of the Russian expression “blizhneye zarubezhye,” which referred to the ambiguous place of … Continue reading

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Book Review: No God But Gain

No God But Gain:  The Untold Story Of Cuban Slavery, The Monroe Doctrine & The Making Of The United States, by Stephen Chambers I found this to be a compelling and rather frightening book.  The author has clearly done a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War

Churchill, Hitler, And The Unnecessary War:  How Britain Lost Its Empire And The West Lost The World, by Patrick J. Buchanan I was recommended this book by a friend of mine who saw how I dealt with a previous book … Continue reading

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