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Book Review: Libro De Amo

Libro De Amo, edited by Arieh ben Guni In reviewing this book it is necessary to discuss its genre before going into more details.  As a poet myself [1], from time to time I read books of poetry as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Birth Of Modern Politics

The Birth Of Modern Politics:  Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828, by Lynn Hudson Parsons In reading this book, published in 2009, I was struck by how relevant it was to the contemporary political environment.  Of … Continue reading

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The Price Of Heresy

Some years ago [1], I read a book written by a libertarian which promoted itself, falsely, as being a book about the “real” Abraham Lincoln when it was nothing of the kind.  At the time, I was content to give … Continue reading

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Better Half A Loaf Than None: A Textual Analysis

Recently a friend of mine sent me a letter written by a leader within the church organization that both of us attend with the following note: “Hi Nathan, How have you been? What is your take on this letter? Does … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Luther Vandross

If I had told you there was a R&B singer who had sold in the neighborhood of 30 million copies, and every one of whose albums had gone at least gold, a few of them multi-platinum, and had achieved multiple … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Corinthian Catastrophe

The Corinthian Catastrophe, by George E. Gardiner When people leave their religious traditions, there can be some bitterness in the process of trying to justify their change and negatively paint what they may perceive as wasted years following the wrong … Continue reading

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Book Review: Esperanto At A Glance

Esperanto At A Glance:  The International Language: History, Grammar, and Vocabulary, by Edmond Privat This is an easy book to appreciate, especially if one is fond of the larger genre of Esperanto writing [1].  This is a short book and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cosmopolitanism

Cosmopolitianism:  Ethics In A World Of Strangers, by Kwame Anthony Appiah Considerable credit belongs to Ghanaian-English philosopher Kwame Appiah for making his point of what cosmopolitanism is well enough that I know that I am not really a Cosmopolitan sort … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible Jesus Read

The Bible Jesus Read, by Philip Yancey This book’s title is a bit of a tease, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Those who are interested in the complex relationship of early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism [1] will … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Law Of Peoples

The Law Of Peoples With “The Idea Of Public Reason Revisited,” by John Rawls I liked this book a lot more than I expected to, and the author deserves a lot of credit for that.  To be sure, I knew … Continue reading

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