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On The Apportionment Of Musical Space

Like many other areas of life, musical space is a scarce resource in which trade-offs must occur when one is creating music.  A healthy young person who has good hearing can hear a range from about 20 Hz (cycles per … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Salute

The First Salute:  A View Of The American Revolution, by Barbara W. Tuchman I must say that I was rather impressed with this book, not least in the way that Tuchman managed to demonstrate the importance of the Caribbean and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Practicing History

Practicing History:  Selected Essays, by Barbara W. Tuchman My feelings towards this book and towards this author are somewhat ambivalent.  On the one hand, the selected essays in this particular book are generally enjoyable to read.  Tuchman was a serious-minded … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zimmerman Telegram

The Zimmerman Telegram, by Barbara W. Tuchman This book may seem to be a very unusual one to be the second book by this author that one has read.  Not surprisingly, given my preference for earlier history to that of … Continue reading

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Because That’s What Sovereign Nations Do

Yesterday morning, as I was getting ready for Bible Study and preparing to leave home early, I was doing some reading and one of the articles I received happened to involve the vote by the Kosovo legislature to establish a … Continue reading

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This Should Be Paradise

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Suriname, given on September 27, 2018.] The area that now includes Suriname was originally explored and settled by the English of the sixteenth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitler And The Vatican

Hitler And The Vatican:  Inside The Secret Archives That Reveal The New Story Of The Nazis And The Church, by Peter Godman When I was growing up as a kid, the dominant view of the Papacy during World War II … Continue reading

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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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