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Book Review: A Time To Speak

A Time To Speak: Selected Writings And Arguments, by Robert H. Bork Is it really a time to speak? Reading this book was a bit of a puzzling experience for me because it left Bork nearly as opaque and mysterious … Continue reading

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Book Review: If Not Us, Who?

If No Us, Who: William Rusher, National Review, And The Conservative Movement, by David B. Frisk I must admit that I had never heard of the subject of this book before reading it. National Review had a good reputation as … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: American Lion

American Lion: Andrew Jackson In The White House, by Jon Meacham, read by John H. Mayer By and large this is a solid account of the Andrew Jackson White House, told in a way that attempts to build the largest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Theories Of Imperialism: War, Conquest, And Capital

Theories Of Imperialism: War, Conquest, And Capital, by Norman Etherington The advantages of doing a great deal of research on a subject that is popular but not well understood is being able to understand aspects of it that have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Right

Just Right: A Life In Pursuit Of Liberty, by Lee Edwards I don’t happen to know a lot about Lee Edwards, at least, I did not before reading this autobiography. And in reading this book I was reminded of why … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cult City

Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, And 10 Days That Shook San Francisco In reading this rather unpleasant but deeply interesting book, I was struck by the question of whether the ten days that the author writes about with a … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Cicero

American Cicero: The Life Of Charles Carroll, by Bradley J. Birzer I must admit personally that the life and personal history of Charles Carroll was not one I was familiar with, even if I have heard of the name because … Continue reading

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Book Review: After Mandela: The Struggle For Freedom In Post-Apartheid South Africa

After Mandela:  The Struggle For Freedom In Post-Apartheid South Africa, by Douglas Foster Among the more unfortunate aspects of this book is the way that it demonstrates the sad fact that we do not write history, or current events for … Continue reading

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Book Review: …And Forgive Them Their Debts

…And Forgive Them Their Debits:  Lending, Foreclosure, And Redemption From Bronze Age Finance To The Jubilee Year, by Michael Hudson I wanted to like this book more than I did.  In this book’s favor, it can be said that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The French Revolution: Aristocrats Versus Bourgeois?

The French Revolution:  Aristocrats Versus Bourgeois?, by T.C.W. Blanning The most unfortunate aspect of this generally intriguing and worthwhile book is the fact that the author’s desire to debunk various Marxist historical claims about the French Revolution seems to require … Continue reading

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