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On The Regulation Of The Womb

One of the sad aspects of contemporary existence is the way that false dilemmas are so common.  When it comes to the contentious question of the regulation of the womb, many people appear to be most interested in a false … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Lincoln’s Army

Book Review:  Mr. Lincoln’s Army (The Army Of The Potomac #1), by Bruce Catton While I am familiar with novels and even biographies beginning in media res in order to keep interest up on the part of the reader, I … Continue reading

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Rules For Thee, But Not For Me

Frequently I read books, to say nothing of news articles, that show a great deal of panic about climate change and that claim that drastic changes are necessary in the lives of ordinary people for this to be avoided.  To … Continue reading

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Book Review: Serve God, Save The Planet

Serve God, Save The Planet:  A Christian Call To Action, by Matthew Sleeth It may not be a charitable tendency of mine, but I tend to feel a great deal more comfortable when I understand where a writer is coming … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Country Called Prison

A Country Called Prison:  Mass Incarceration And The Making Of A New Nation, by Mary D. Looman & John D. Carl I must admit that my feelings about this book were considerably mixed and that my own approach to crime … Continue reading

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Book Review: With Liberty For Some

With Liberty For Some:  500 Years Of Imprisonment In America, by Scott Christianson For the most part, this is precisely the book I was looking for when I began doing research on the subject of the history of imprisonment in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prison: Five Hundred Years Of Life Behind Bars

Prison:  Five Hundred Years Of Life Behind Bars, by Edward Marston For the most part, this book was a serviceable (if somewhat biased) book about the history of British prisons.  The book itself seemed to think that the reader would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Own Private Universe

Our Own Private Universe, by Robin Talley This book reveals some of the general problems with Lambda-bait YA novels and with YA romances in general, and does so through its title alone.  While bi-racial and bisexual Aki Simon and her … Continue reading

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Faults Of Laws And Faults Of People

Earlier today I was looking at some of the outbound links on my blog and I saw that there had been a link to a website that deals with the portrayals of Muslims and the fear and violence that is often … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Who Loved China

The Man Who Loved China:  The Fantastic Story Of An Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked The Mysteries Of The Middle Kingdom, by Simon Winchester If you are of the belief that Joseph Needham, the man at the center of this deeply … Continue reading

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