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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Skeptic’s Guide To American History

Great Courses:  The Sketpic’s Guide To American History, taught by Professor Mark A. Stoler This particular audiobook disappointed me.  I consider myself a rather skeptical and critical person when it comes to myths of history, and this book certainly was … Continue reading

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On The Neglected Ironies Of Coercion Culture

For some time, I have found myself to be deeply troubled by the implications of the contemporary hostility towards coercion that has made itself plain in language and culture.  Few people would doubt, for example, that rape is a horrible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Discrimination And Disparities

Discrimination And Disparities, by Thomas Sowell This was a particularly interesting book to read for several reasons.  For one, this book was by far the last of the books by the author that my library had that I was able … Continue reading

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Accidents Of Survival

When I was an undergraduate in college, I took a course that required me to read a diary written by a Napoleonic soldier who had ended up later in life as a German immigrant to Kansas, where his edited diary … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Todd Rundgren

Earlier today (as I write this), I found myself greeted by a series of requests for me to write about the case for induction for Todd Rundgren, expressed with a sense of frustration and irritation that he had not been … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution

The Irresistible Revolution:  Living As An Ordinary Radical, by Shane Claiborne This book was disappointing in a variety of ways.  For one, it was disappointing on a simple level of writing, as the author’s memoir ends up being more about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus For President

Jesus For President:  Politics For Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne & Chris Haw All candidates for president have supporters who don’t really represent their character or understand their political worldview all that well, and Jesus Christ is no exception to … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Change The World

How To Change The World:  Social Entrepreneurs And The Power Of New Ideas, by David Bornstein This book is a highly revealing one, but not necessarily in the way that the author of this book likely intends.  When I started … Continue reading

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Remembering Fields Of Blackbirds

One of the more odd sort of travel interests I have is visiting battlefields.  Having frequently traveled between Florida and Pennsylvania during my youth, I had the opportunity to visit many fortresses and battlefields relating to the long martial history … Continue reading

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Book Review: Llewellyn’s Complete Book Of The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot

Llewellyn’s Complete Book Of The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, by Sasha Graham This is an odd book for several reasons.  In reading it, I could not help but think that despite the author’s intentions that this book would tend to make people … Continue reading

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