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The Rules Of The Sky Are Written In Blood

Recently I have found a great deal of interest in watching flight disasters, and seeing what has to go wrong in order for disaster to happen on planes. In the course of these discussions of various disasters and near-disasters, it … Continue reading

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Lynch Law

In one of his earliest speeches, Abraham Lincoln stood against the lawless tendency of his times to celebrate lynch law. During the first half of the 19th century there was a rising tendency on the part of people throughout the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kidnap Years

The Kidnap Years: The Astonishing True History Of The Forgotten Kidnapping Epidemic That Shook Depression-Era America, by David Stout With a book like this there is all kinds of wasted potential. This is a book that could have been great, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Executioner’s Song

The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer In reading this more than 1000 page book, the reader is struck by fundamental questions about the work, such as, are the people this book is about all that interesting, could the time spent … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea: The State As Killer?

Papua New Guinea: The State As Killer?, by Amnesty International Is it a bad thing for the state to be a killer? Amnesty International would have one believe that the death penalty has no place in justice out of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Never Give Me Your Money

This book has the makings of a Greek tragedy. One of the foremost elements of a Greek tragedy as opposed to other tragic traditions is that in a Greek tragedy the tragic fate is known ahead of time and yet … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ride The Devil’s Herd

Ride The Devil’s Herd: Wyatt Earp’s Epic Battle Against The West’s Biggest Outlaw Gang, by John Boessenecker This is a book that is strangely relevant to our own times in ways that appear to make the author deeply uncomfortable. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter: The True Story Of The Manson Murders, by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry This is a book that was written by the prosecutor of the initial Manson cases, and this book makes for sure a thorough case against … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ripper: The Secret Life Of Walter Siekert

Ripper: The Secret Life Of Walter Siekert, by Patricia Cornwell Quite a while ago I read the previous book that the author had written, the prematurely and unfortunately titled “Case Closed,” and this book basically falls in line with the … Continue reading

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Famines In A Time Of Plenty

One of the oddities of famine is that frequently people suffer from famines not because there is not enough food, but that the food does not get to the people who need it. Political famines in recent decades have been … Continue reading

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