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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Bruce Hornsby

At first glance, Bruce Hornsby would not appear to have been an obvious candidate for one of the most versatile and creative artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.  If you look at only his hit singles, he … Continue reading

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You Should Have Seen It Coming

This morning I received an e-mail from the WaPo, an organization that has done more than most to increase the toxic partisanship in the contemporary United States, express complaints on the part of researchers into Coronavirus models that they did … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sabbath: Restoring The Sacred Rhythm Of Rest

Sabbath:  Restoring The Sacred Rhythm Of Rest, by Wayne Muller This book was disappointing.  On the positive side, it is to the author’s credit that he views the Sabbath as a liberating practice rather than something that impoverishes and diminishes … Continue reading

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Comrade Britney, Or The Subtle Problems Of Envy

One of the more ridiculous news stories yesterday was that Britney Spears, noted singer, declared an interest in the redistribution of wealth.  This statement prompted a wide variety of socialists to cheer on that she had expressed a commitment to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Essays (George Orwell)

Essays, by George Orwell This book is nearly 1400 pages long and contains a variety of essays collected over the career of George Orwell, including book reviews, political editorials, and various miscellaneous writings, some of which are fragmentary.  Whether or … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bolivia Reader

The Bolivia Reader:  History, Culture, Politics, edited by Sinclair Thomson, Rossana Barragan, Xavier Albo, Seemin Qayum, and Mark Goodale This is a terrible book.   Coming in at roughly 700 pages of material, I cannot recommend this book for anyone to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Emilie Davis’ Civil War

Emilie Davis’ Civil War: The Diaries Of A Free Black Woman In Philadelphia, 1863-1865, edited by Judith Giesberg A book like this is a tough one to review.  On the one hand, the mere existence of this book as a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Marquis Lafayette Reconsidered

The Marquis Lafayette Reconsidered, by Laura Auricchio This isn’t a bad book, per se, but it is not as good a book as it thinks it is.  The author is of the mistaken opinion that those who read books about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lafayette: Hero Of The American Revolution

Lafayette:  Hero Of The American Revolution, by Gonague Saint Bris One has to wonder, the more one knows about the life of Lafayette, if he was well-served by his times and by his associates.  A wealthy orphan with a taste … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lafayette In The Somewhat United States

Lafayette In The Somewhat United States, by Sarah Vowell This book forgets something of vital importance, and that is that while the reader of this book may care something of what Lafayette thought and did, especially during his tour of … Continue reading

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