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On Useless Infrastructure

One of the more common labels that is attached to infrastructure that is built in remote areas is that it is useless and wasteful. Most people happen to live close to others and benefit from the infrastructure that tends to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Austen And The State

Jane Austen And The State, by Mary Evans This book is a classic example of what happens when a writer fails to understand the importance of triangulation when it comes to worldviews. This sort of false dilemma problem is very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Get What’s Yours For Health Care

Get What’s Yours For Health Care, by Philip Moeller I must admit that I found this book fascinating from the perspective of a reader although I must admit that I disliked the premise of the book and presumably the author’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Intellectual Freedom Stories From A Shifting Landscape

Intellectual Freedom Stories From A Shifting Landscape, edited by Valerie Nye One of the most useful ways of understanding this book is to realize that it is the product of the hypocritical contemporary left. To understand the truth behind the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politics Of Command

The Politics Of Command: Factions And Ideas In Confederate Strategy, by Thomas Lawrence Connolly and Archer Jones There are a few people at least who will read this book and miss what I think is the worth and enjoyment of … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Make Our World Anew

To Make Our World Anew: A History Of African Americans, edited by Robin D.G. Kelley and Earl Lewis This book suffers from a problem that is common to many books of its kind, in that the authors of this book … Continue reading

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We Wear The Mask, Or, Reflections On The Pyrite Rule

Moralists who are fond of comparative religion often discuss the nature of various ethical rules that are found in different religious systems. The golden rule, for example, is well-known, in its formulation that we should do unto others as we … Continue reading

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Requiescant In Pace, Forti Animo

The first time my name and any writing of my own ever appeared in print was when I wrote a short letter to the editor in the early 1990’s defending Rush Limbaugh in the pages of the local newspaper in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wine Girl

Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, And Triumphs Of America’s Youngest Sommelier, by Victoria James This book would more accurately have been titled whine girl, as most of this book consists of the author whining about her hard life and how … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Stargazers

The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story Of Astronomy’s Vanishing Explorers, by Emily Levesque This book could have been much better than it was, as is often the case. There are really a couple of issues with this book that prevent … Continue reading

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