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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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Book Review: The Vision Of The Anointed

The Vision Of The Anointed:  Self-Congratulation As A Basis For Social Policy, by Thomas Sowell This particular book is a devastating one because it reminds the reader, if any such reminder is necessary, of the dangers that happen when a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Books Of The Western World Vol. 38: Montesquieu / Rousseau

Great Books Of The Western World Vol. 38:  Montesquieu / Rosseau:  The Spirit Of The Laws, by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu / On The Origin Of Inequality, On Political Economy, and The Social Contract, by Jean Jacques Rousseau … Continue reading

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Sometimes Quantity Is Its Own Quality

From time to time I find myself somewhat amazed on social media at the amount of people who want to be connected to me.  There are some people (I may be considered among them) who are friend collectors who like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Restoring America’s Soul

Restoring America’s Soul:  Advancing Timeless Conservative Principles In A Wayward Culture, by Rita Dunaway [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who reads a great deal … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Birth Of The Modern Mind: The Intellectual History Of The 17th And 18th Centuries: Part II

Great Courses:  The Birth Of The Modern Mind:  The Intellectual History Of The 17th And 18th Centuries:  Part II, taught by Professor Alan Charles Kors Considering that I actually liked the first part of this course, I have to admit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grand New Party

Grand New Party:  How Republicans Can Win The Working Class And Save The American Dream, by Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam While I do not consider myself among the most fierce partisan warriors of my time, my general political views … Continue reading

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