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Book Review: Anarchy, State, And Utopia

Anarchy, State, And Utopia, by Robert Nozick In many ways this particular book is a fascinating look into the mind of someone who is consciously addressing various contemporary political theories relating to justice and the just state and seeking to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Debate

The Great Debate:  Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and The Birth Of Right and Left, by Yuval Levin I have to admit that I found this book useful to read for more than one reason.  Not only am I interested in … Continue reading

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Book Review: 50 Politics Classics

50 Politics Classics:  The Greatest Books Distilled, by Tom Butler-Bowdon At first when I read this book and saw some of the books that were included, I was pretty irritated because they are not classics in the sense of being … Continue reading

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Book Review: Securing Democracy

Securing Democracy:  Why We Have An Electoral College, edited Gary L. Gregg II One of the more obvious and lamentable aspects of contemporary political science is reading from snobbish intellectuals about how backwards the Constitution was and how we need … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Open Society And Its Enemies: 2: Hegel And Marx

The Open Society And Its Enemies:  2:  Hegel And Marx, by Karl Popper It is a great shame that my local library system does not have the first volume of this collection stocked but only the second, but as someone … Continue reading

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The Fatal Difference Between Dialogue And Dialectic

When I examine the state of politics in the Anglo-Saxon world (which is rather dismal, it must be candidly admitted), I am reminded of the fatal lure of dialectic, by which the behavior of one particular side in a given … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dictator’s Handbook

The Dictator’s Handbook:  Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics, by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita And Alastair Smith This book is a very cynical one, but that is not always a bad thing.  In fact, when it comes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: It’s Even Worse Than It Looks

It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein This book is not good, to put it very mildly.  It is, however, a type of bad book that deserves attention because it is bad mainly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Birth Of Politics

The Birth Of Politics:  Eight Green And Roman Political Ideas And Why They Matter, by Melissa Lane There are a lot of aspects of Greek and Roman history that are greatly of interest to contemporary political theorists and this author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marxism

Marxism:  Philosophy And Economics, by Thomas Sowell This book is a heady one, one of the earlier written books by the author, and one that seeks, through a close reading of the writings of Marx and Engels, to explain what … Continue reading

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