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Book Review: When China Ruled The Seas

When China Ruled The Seas: The Treasure Fleet Of The Dragon Throne, 1405-1433, by Louise Levathes This book is essentially 1421 without the claims about the colonization of the Americas. Still, the essential story, for those who have an interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Silk Roads: A New History Of The World

The Silk Roads: A New History Of The World, by Peter Frankopan It is unfortunate that this book has such a transparent agenda to endorse China’s expansive effort to dominate trade and has such a lamentable anti-Western bias with it. … Continue reading

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Like Cavemen Discovering Fire

Earlier today I had the chance to witness something very entertaining, and that is the glories of @pmt, or the function that one uses to calculate payments and compound interest. There were four people involved. Two of them were young … Continue reading

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Book Review: The History Of Oregon, Geographical And Political

The History Of Oregon, Geographical And Political, by George Wilkes This is a strange history. I’m not sure exactly why this book strikes me as such an odd example of a history, except that it contains elements that I would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Imperialism

Imperialism, edited by Philip D. Curtin This book provides what its intended readers would want to read, and it can provide something even to those whom the book is not directly aimed at. By and large, imperialism gets a bad … Continue reading

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Book Review: Theories Of Imperialism: War, Conquest, And Capital

Theories Of Imperialism: War, Conquest, And Capital, by Norman Etherington The advantages of doing a great deal of research on a subject that is popular but not well understood is being able to understand aspects of it that have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Theories Of Imperialism

Theories Of Imperialism, by Wolfgang J. Mommsen, translated by P.S. Falla In the main, it is very dissatisfying to read about theories of imperialism. Part of that is due to the unfortunate vagueness of what is meant by empire. A … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apocalypse 1692

Apocalypse 1692: Empire, Slavery, And The Great Port Royal Earthquake, by Ben Hughes Sometimes in order to write a book about something, you need to make the issue a bigger one and complicate it so that there is enough material … Continue reading

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Empire State Of Mind

One of the more curious aspects of our lives is the way that we tend to exhibit the frame of mind that we condemn the most in others. Indeed, it is a reliable measurement as to our own personal proclivities … Continue reading

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Book Review: Britain And Boer Independence

Britain And Boer Independence, by Edouard Naville This book is certainly the effort of a sincere man, and the fact that it was published by the British suggests that it was written with the approval of the British imperial authorities … Continue reading

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