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On Ledesma’s Law And The Paradoxical Insights Of Political Rhetoric

Late in his book Spain:  A Unique History, Stanley Payne notes the insights in 1935 of a Spanish thinker who had been a radical political intellectual and also a postal functionary concerning the period just before the outbreak of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Liberty’s Exiles

Liberty’s Exiles:  American Loyalists In The Revolutionary World, by Maya Jasanoff As I have noted before, I come from a background that includes loyalists from the American Revolution, and given the importance of loyalists to the foundation of Canada and … Continue reading

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In Need Of Self-Defense

Last night I had dinner with one of our congregation’s many retired pastors (who happened to give the sermon yesterday at services) as well as a relatively new family whose daughter is in my Sabbath School class and one of … Continue reading

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On Beams And Specks, Or, The Fundamental Flaw Of Visionary Politics

While I was eating lunch today one of my coworkers asked me what I thought about the impeachment trial that is going on right now.  I replied, after thinking a bit, that there had never been a genuine impeachment trial … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cuba (Opposing Viewpoints)

Cuba (Opposing Viewpoints), edited by Noah Berlatsky In reading a book like this it is fascinating to see some of the aspects of a subject like this that draw substantial disagreement and also what matters that may appear to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Revolutions

American Revolutions:  A Continental History, 1750-1804, by Alan Taylor When I saw this book’s title and dates, I made a guess to myself about which wars that the author would talk about.  I figured that it was a given that … Continue reading

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If You Had Trust, You Would Not Fear

For the last few days quite a lot of panicky people have talked about their fear that they were about to witness the start of a massive war between the United States and Iran.  While plenty of potentially provocative incidents … Continue reading

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Politics And The Category Problem

I have always been deeply interested in politics, and also fascinated by how problematic it is to so many people.  A great deal of my own interest in politics is not practical in nature, since I have little particular interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Divided States Of America

Divided States Of America, by Aithal [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Reedsy Discovery.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] There was admittedly much I did not appreciate about this book.  I had expected a novel … Continue reading

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On Service As A Cure For Envy

Yesterday one of the deacons in our congregation gave a sermon on the first eight verses of Romans 12, looking at the practical implications of Paul’s view of what our rational and reasonable service to God and others are.  For … Continue reading

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