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Book Review: Tacky’s Revolt

Tacky’s Revolt: The Story Of An Atlantic Slave War, by Vincent Brown This is a book which could be a lot better than it is, and the faults of this book are entirely the result of an author is working … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slaves And Slavery In Ancient Rome

Slaves And Slavery In Ancient Rome, by Zvi Yavetz What is it that you think of when you think of slavery in ancient Rome?  There are admittedly several angles that you could think of, but in judging this book it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kill Code

The Kill Code, by Clive Fleury [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by TCK Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading a book like this, it is important to … Continue reading

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The War Of Heaven:  Satan In Revelation 12

Revelation 12 is one of the most interesting passages in the Bible, because it brings the reader to a subject that the Bible has been dealing with from the beginning, and that is the ultimately unsuccessful warfare of Satan against … Continue reading

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Too Late To Apologize

During the summer of 2013, when I was staying for a period of some weeks at the home of close friends who I did not realize at the time were distant relatives, a young woman of the family kept on … Continue reading

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αυτονομία

The subject of autonomy is one about which my feelings and opinions are characteristically ambivalent.  Much depends on what one means by autonomy.  I general, I support the right of smaller regions and peoples to be free from despotic and … Continue reading

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Book Review: With Malice Toward Some

With Malice Toward Some:  Treason And Loyalty In The Civil War Era, by William A. Blair It is useful to remember what history looks like before it happens, so that we do not project our understanding of the past back … Continue reading

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Book Review: Originals

Originals:  How Non-Conformists Move The World, by Adam Grant There is a moment in this book where my own opinion of the book and its author turned a bit sour.  A discussion of the training of political revolutionaries in Serbia … Continue reading

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Book Review: Against Happiness

Against Happiness, by Eric G. Wilson I wanted to like this book more than I ended up liking it.  On the face of it, as a deeply melancholy person who has long struggled with chronic depression and related issues, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vader’s Little Princess

Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown I have to admit that I found this particular book particularly winning in the way that it takes advantage of framing to view what most readers would think of as the heroic resistance by … Continue reading

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