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Book Review: Reading To Make A Difference

Reading To Make A Difference: Using Literature To Help Students Speak Freely, Think Deeply, And Take Action, by Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly This book really made me upset, because it demonstrated the absence of moral and intellectual soundness … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Way Of Imagination

The Way Of Imagination: Essays, by Scott Russell Sanders In reading this book, I was struck by the fact that there are very real reasons why it is that leftists go wrong the way that they do. This author fancies … Continue reading

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On Red Pandas And Slacktivism

What is it that a child reading a book about red pandas can do about their endangered status? While the red panda is a cute animal, it appears unlikely that it is long to have a robust life outside of … Continue reading

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Famines In A Time Of Plenty

One of the oddities of famine is that frequently people suffer from famines not because there is not enough food, but that the food does not get to the people who need it. Political famines in recent decades have been … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paradise For Sale

Paradise For Sale: A Parable Of Nature, by Carl N. McDaniel and John M. Gowdy One of the most notable aspects of the contemporary left, and that includes the authors of this book, is an appalling lack of self-awareness that … Continue reading

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Two To Tango

One of the more notable aspects of life is that there are frequently massive penalties for retaliation that are not present for antagonizing. I have always found this to be troublesome. As a child, for example, I frequently found it … Continue reading

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On The Residual Force Of Laws

One of the more fascinating debates that C.S. Lewis was often involved in, and which remains important when one judges the moral effect of religious beliefs, is the issue of the morality of unbelievers. It has always been true that … Continue reading

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Book Review: God Save Texas

God Save Texas: A Journey Into The Soul Of The Lone Star State, by Lawrence Wright The central premise of this book is deeply flawed and emblematic of the larger worldview flaws of the author and others of his ilk, … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Reading Power

More Reading Power, by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries It is always interesting to look at the way that a follow-up book seeks to add on to the success of a previous volume. Some books fill in the gaps … Continue reading

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Book Review: More Myself: A Journey

More Myself: A Journey, by Alicia Keys It may not be particularly surprising, but in reading this book I was struck by the fact that Alicia Keys was, like many people, a lot more likable when she was trying to … Continue reading

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