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Things I’ve read

July 12, 2013 by

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Real Education: Book Review

January 30, 2013 by

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Real Education by Charles Murray (224 pages) outlines what ails American education and offers a prescription to fix it by exploring what he describes as four simple truths: Ability Varies Half the Children Are Below Average Too Many People Are Going to College America’s Future Depends on How We Educate the Academically Gifted Ability Varies […]

Book Review: Where the Right Went Wrong

November 16, 2012 by

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The Book: Where the Right Went Wrong, by Patrick Buchanan, 264 pages, published in 2004. Summary:  Mr. Buchanan is not known for being a friend to neocons, and this book may be the tome that sealed that impression. He goes out great-guns against neocons, the former “boat people of the McGovern revolution” who were dissatisfied […]

Book Review: An Austrian Perspective on The History of Economic Thought, Part IV

October 5, 2012 by

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Note: This is Part IV of a four-part book review. Part three can be read here. Analysis and Random Thoughts In this fourth and final installment of this overly long book review, I will present some analysis and commentary of a few concepts presented in Rothbard’s work that I found noteworthy. The Zig-Zag Theory of […]

Odd Bits

September 28, 2012 by

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Book Review: The Sparrow

September 21, 2012 by

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This is a review of The Sparrow, a novel by Mary Doria Russell, 432 pages. I was wandering through my normal haunts in the bookstore and I came across “The Sparrow”.  It’s only because of the plot that it ended up in the SciFi/Fantasy area, and I’m grateful that it did.  I’ve been looking for […]

Book Review: Moral Politics

September 14, 2012 by

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The Book: Moral Politics–How Liberals and Conservatives Think, by George Lakoff, 426 pages. Summary:In this book, Mr. Lakoff [wiki website UC Berkley profile], a professor of linguistics at UC – Berkeley, proposes that the differing political weltanschauung between “conservatives” and “liberals” are rooted in the differing mental models of the idealized family to which they […]