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On The Asymmetry Between Government And Self-Government

Recently I have read five books in a Jane Austen continuation series that bother me on a fundamental level.  There is something deeply broken about the worldview of the author, in that she assumes that anyone who is a principled … Continue reading

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A Passion For Justice

Today while I was driving to work I was listening to a radio station, which I rarely do since I almost always have some kind of audiobook playing, but I will be without an audiobook until the next time I … Continue reading

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On The Blindness That Makes Us Hypocrites

For a variety of reasons, the subject of hypocrisy in its various guises is one I return to over and over again.  To be sure, even when I am not consciously thinking about it, it is something that I am … Continue reading

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Separating The Wheat From The Chaff

How long does it take for us to be able to tell the difference between that which is of lasting value and that which deserves to be consigned to oblivion?  It is clear that popularity at the time does not … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Enduring Paradox

The Enduring Paradox:  Exploratory Essays In Messianic Judaism, compiled by Dr. John Fisher I have mixed feelings about this book, as is common from books of this type that seek to combine the efforts of a lot of writers together … Continue reading

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Contra Novo Arius

Some years ago, when I lived in Florida, I knew a gentleman who had a heretical view of the nature of God that he viewed as springing from a supposed Gospel of the stars which came from a particular interpretation … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skin In The Game

Skin In The Game:  Hidden Asymmetries In Daily Life, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb I read this book (and this author in general) because this book had been recommended to me on Goodreads.  This sort of book recommendation tells me something … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bed Of Procrustes

The Bed Of Procrustes:  Philosophical And Practical Aphorisms, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb I made the mistake of reading this book before having read any of the other books by the author, and in retrospect that was not a wise idea.  … Continue reading

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Enemies Among Us, Or How I Learned About The Other Side Of Identity Politics

In the aftermath of massive acts of violence there are a variety of responses that people and institutions can take.  Given my own feelings of deep ambivalence, I often find that few people have voices that are similar to my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wars Of The Roses

The Wars Of The Roses:  The Fall Of The Plantagenets And The Rise Of The Tudors, by Dan Jones As someone who has a great degree of interest in the Plantagenet dynasty and its various problems as well as the … Continue reading

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