Tag Archives: imperialism

Book Review: The Marches

The Marches:  A Borderland Journey Between England And Scotland, by Rory Stewart As a human being I have often found myself dwelling in middle lands, border regions, contested territories on the periphery fought over by multiple parties, with complex views … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outposts

Outposts:  Journeys To The Surviving Relics Of The British Empire I read this book previously under another name [1], and I have to say this book is at least mildly worth reading twice.  Admittedly, this book is not identical to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pacific

Pacific:  Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers, by Simon Winchester This book really bothered me.  It is not a worthless piece of junk, but it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fracture Zone

The Fracture Zone:  A Return To The Balkans, by Simon Winchester Not often does one get a second chance to better understand an area where one had previously visited, although admittedly it happens more often for writers and journalists perhaps … Continue reading

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Book Review: Krakatoa

Krakatoa:  The Day The World Exploded:  August 27, 1883, by Simon Winchester This is a deeply interesting book, but at its heart there is something quite uncharitable about it on several different levels.  For one, the author makes quite a … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Starving Brethren Of Gokwe, Zimbabwe

This morning, as I was reading and relaxing as is my fashion on Sabbath mornings, I received an e-mail from one of the brethren in my local congregation who shared a link with a letter from our church’s president about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The French & Indian War: Deciding The Fate Of North America

The French & Indian War:  Deciding The Fate Of North America, by Walter R. Borneman I must say that as someone who reads a fair amount about the French & Indian War that there was not a great deal of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War That Made America

The War That Made America:  A Short History Of The French And Indian War, by Fred Anderson This is the sort of short history of the French and Indian War that makes for compelling reading and plenty of material to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Explorer

The Explorer, by W. Somerset Maugham In reading this book I was struck by what aspects of it made it so appealing, and something clicked that allowed me to better understand why this author has so quickly moved up my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tail Wags The Dog

The Tail Wags The Dog:  International Politics And The Middle East, by Efraim Karsh Not everyone is going to like this book, but I loved this book.  The author, himself a scholar of international relations with an Israeli background and … Continue reading

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