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αυτονομία

The subject of autonomy is one about which my feelings and opinions are characteristically ambivalent.  Much depends on what one means by autonomy.  I general, I support the right of smaller regions and peoples to be free from despotic and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eat, Drink, & Be Wary

Eat, Drink, & Be Wary:  How Unsafe Is Our Food?, by Charles M. Duncan This book both demonstrates a severe problem with the safety of food in the United States and demonstrates how it is that people who earnestly wish … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engineering Eden

Engineering Eden:  The True Story Of A Violent Death, A Trial, And The Fight Over Controlling Nature, by Jordan Fisher Smith The author notes in this book that the views of people regarding national parks and their regulation and operation … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Indictment Of Robert E. Lee

The Lost Indictment Of Robert E. Lee, by John Reeves It is unusual, perhaps even remarkable, that despite the fact that Robert E. Lee was widely recognized as a heroic figure in the Civil War (despite choosing the wrong side), … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Normal Christian Life

The Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee It is worthwhile to read a book like this even where (as is the case), there is much in this book with which I disagree.  It can be of great value, especially after … Continue reading

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Homo Economicas In His Natural Habitat

It is one of the more lamentable but also more obvious aspects of human existence that the interests of people trump the political goals and intentions of various rules and regulations.  Over and over again, we see governments attempt to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shotguns And Stagecoaches

Shotguns And Stagecoaches:  The Brave Men Who Rode For Wells Fargo In The Wild West, by John Boessenecker One of the remarkable aspects to reading a book like this one is the way that it serves as a counterpoint to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rules For Disappearing

The Rules For Disappearing, by Ashley Elston [Warning:  There be spoilers here.] It is hard to overestimate how implausible this plot is.  That is not to say that this book is not enjoyable, after a fashion, but it is certainly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greetings From Witness Protection

Greetings From Witness Protection, by Jake Burt This is a fantastic middle-grade novel with an immensely relatable heroine, kindly kleptomaniac Nicki Demere.  This is the sort of book that begs for a sequel, although as of yet the author has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Plessy v. Furgeson (Landmark Supreme Court Cases)

Plessy v. Furgeson (Landmark Supreme Court Cases), by David Cates You really don’t need to read three books on the case of Plessy v. Furgeson, but that is what I did the day I read this book.  That is not … Continue reading

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