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Hostis Humani Generis

Why are pirates enemies of humanity?  Before the foundation of views of international law, pirates and slavers were viewed as the common enemies of humanity and were thus subject to being dealt with by anyone who encountered them, even those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Killers Of The King

Killers Of The King:  The Men Who Dared To Execute Charles I, by Charles Spencer Before finishing this book, I thought that Charles Spencer’s account of the regicides who had signed on to the execution of Charles I was particularly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Orphans Of The Living

Orphans Of The Living, by Jennifer Toth This particular book gave me the awkward and unpleasant experience of both deep agreement and deep disagreement with the author about a subject of considerable personal relevance.  It is widely acknowledged that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beyond The Foster Care System

Beyond The Foster Care System:  The Future For Teens, by Betsy Krebs and Paul Pitcoff I must admit that I found this book deeply interesting.  That does not mean that I approved of everything it said, but rather I found … Continue reading

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Book Review: Growing Up In The Care Of Strangers

Growing Up In The Care Of Strangers:  The Experiences, Insights, And Recommendations Of Eleven Former Foster Kids, by Waln K. Brown & John R. Seita Leo Tolstoy once said in the beginning to Anna Karenina that all happy families are … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Billy Squier

Despite having three successful albums that made at least platinum status and several immensely popular mainstream and rock songs, there is one thing that Billy Squier is remembered for today, and it is something that has kept him coming up … Continue reading

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Vou Tentar

The motto of Norwich University, where I received an MA in Military History almost a decade ago, is “I will try.”  The quote springs from the experience of Norwich founder Alden Partridge in the War of 1812, and Norwich University … Continue reading

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Omne Solum Forti Patria Quia Patris

At the end of a very good if highly ambivalent book by a distant relative of mine is the Latin quote “Omne solum forti patria quia patris,” which is translated as “To the brave man every land is a fatherland,” … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End Is Always Near

The End Is Always Near:  Apocalyptic Moments, From The Bronze Age Collapse To Nuclear Near Misses, by Dan Carlin This book was disappointing to me.  A big reason for that is because I come to this book, unlike most readers … Continue reading

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On Service As A Cure For Envy

Yesterday one of the deacons in our congregation gave a sermon on the first eight verses of Romans 12, looking at the practical implications of Paul’s view of what our rational and reasonable service to God and others are.  For … Continue reading

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