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Book Review: Geography For Nongeographers

Geography For Nongeographers, by Frank R. Spellman This book was a great disappointment to me for several reasons.  Some of these reasons are related to the slant that this book has when it comes to this material from a political … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Skeptic’s Guide To American History

Great Courses:  The Sketpic’s Guide To American History, taught by Professor Mark A. Stoler This particular audiobook disappointed me.  I consider myself a rather skeptical and critical person when it comes to myths of history, and this book certainly was … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Patriot’s History Reader

The Patriot’s History Reader:  Essential Documents For Every American, by Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty, and Michael Allen, read by Tom Weiner Does the thought of listening to more than fourteen hours of the reading of important documents from colonial periods … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Chairs Are Where The People Sit

The Chairs Are Where The People Sit, by Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti This book was not quite what I expected it to be.  Once upon a time I wrote a play called “A Play About Chairs” that made fun … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wealth, Poverty And Politics

Wealth, Poverty And Politics:  An International Perspective, by Thomas Sowell There is a great deal in this book that is familiar if you have read some of the author’s other books.  Like many authors (myself included), Sowell has a consistent … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Man Of Letters

A Man Of Letters, by Thomas Sowell Reading someone’s mail is always a dicey proposition.  Sometimes the letters that we write and receive require a bit of context, and we may read them and interpret them without a great deal … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me Angel: A Case Study In Giving The Lie

One of the more fascinating aspects of antebellum Southern culture to me is the widespread phenomenon of “giving the lie.”  This particular expression refers to the exercise of one’s social power so that one affirms what is contrary to objective … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution

The Irresistible Revolution:  Living As An Ordinary Radical, by Shane Claiborne This book was disappointing in a variety of ways.  For one, it was disappointing on a simple level of writing, as the author’s memoir ends up being more about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus For President

Jesus For President:  Politics For Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne & Chris Haw All candidates for president have supporters who don’t really represent their character or understand their political worldview all that well, and Jesus Christ is no exception to … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Change The World

How To Change The World:  Social Entrepreneurs And The Power Of New Ideas, by David Bornstein This book is a highly revealing one, but not necessarily in the way that the author of this book likely intends.  When I started … Continue reading

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