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On Empathy And Reasoning By Analogy

Yesterday evening I found it strangely ironic (if not hypocritical) that a proud Armenian who likely curses the Turks for their genocide of his people expressed the belief that people hate Jews because they deserve it.  Blaming the victim has … Continue reading

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A School In Self-Government

How does one go about raising human beings who are capable of responsible self-government?  One of the characteristic problems of human history has been that we are hypocritically an order of beings that refuses to be restrained or governed from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Best Of The Best For Children

Best Of The Best For Children, by Denise Perry Donavin In many ways, this book was very disappointing.  It is, of course, to be expected that books for children would have a great deal of agendas behind it.  Even so, … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Hundred Best Books For Children

One Hundred Best Books For Children:  A Parent’s Guide To Making The Right Choices For Your Young Reader:  Toddler to Pretreen, by Anita Silvey This book is a relatively short one at a bit more than 150 pages, and it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line:  Observations and Arguments On The Sports Business, by Andrew Zimbalist I must admit I was a bit disappointed with this book.  The fact that this book was painted as being an academic work that features observations and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hoops!

Hoops!:  Confessions Of A College Basketball Analyst, by Billy Packer with Roland Lazenby This book is probably not as impressive as the author thinks it is.  Even so, despite not being particularly interested in Billy Packer on his own merits, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Essays And Sketches 2

Essays and Sketches 2, by John Henry Newman If Apologia Pro Vita Sua is a work whose greatness I can easily understand and whose approach I can wholeheartedly agree with, that is less the case here than it was earlier.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liberalism Ancient And Modern

Liberalism Ancient And Modern, by Leo Strauss Leo Strauss and his disciples are often viewed as being secret enemies of the liberal society by virtue of their assiduous study of the gap between the surface and hidden meaning of texts.  … Continue reading

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On Socialization

It is commonly thought that a disadvantage that homeschooled children face is the lack of socialization that they have with peers.  I must admit that I was never homeschooled myself, but over the course of my life I have had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Essays On The Closing Of The American Mind

Essays On The Closing Of The American Mind, edited by Robert L. Stone I remember when I first obtained the Closing Of The American Mind and read it.  A former minister had died with a large library and had donated … Continue reading

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