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Book Review: The Almost Nearly Perfect People

The Almost Nearly Perfect People:  Behind The Myth Of The Scandinavian Utopia, by Michael Booth It is hard to tell whether the author really wished to damn the Scandinavian cultures with faint praise by exposing the darker side of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Puffin Of Death

The Puffin Of Death:  A Gunn Zoo Mystery #4, by Betty Webb This is the fourth book in a series, and the first one I have read.  My library doesn’t happen to have the entire series and it’s not quite … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History Of Scandinavia

A History Of Scandinavia:  Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, & Iceland, by T.K. Derry Do you like 400 page long history books about Scandinavia from the 1970’s that are written from a left-wing politically biased point of view?  If so, this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ethical World-Conception Of The Norse People

The Ethical World-Conception Of The Norse People, by Andrew Peter Fors As someone with a bit of Scandinavian heritage and a great deal of interest in the history and culture of the area [1], I found this to be an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ivory Vikings

Ivory Vikings:  The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them, by Nancy Marie Brown The odds are high that many people among my readers will not know the Lewis chessmen by name. … Continue reading

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Ástandsbörn

Recently I have been paying attention to one of the periodic leaks of previously private information that occurs in our contemporary world and that erodes trust in our corporate and political elites. One of these scandals, one which has not … Continue reading

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Arctic Fire

Among the many international institutions of this world lies one that is at least somewhat obscure given the potential importance of its geographic span. The Arctic Council is made up of eight nations who control land around the Arctic Ocean … Continue reading

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People Just Want To Be Free

Today, Palestine was granted the half-a-loaf of non-member status (along with the Vatican City), granting it a sort of intermediate legitimacy as a nation, able to join the International Court of Justice, as well as the right to enter into … Continue reading

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