Category Archives: Book Review

Rogue Male – A book Review

You know you have read a good novel when you pick something out of a bin by chance or happenstance, something that would not normally catch your eye or capture your imagination but laziness or curiosity causes you stop, flip … Continue reading

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Narnia

“It’s an allegory—” “But what’s an allegory?” my little boy interrupted me. I searched my mind. He always asks such good questions, for the definitions and nature of things that we ourselves learned once and internalized before moving on, never … Continue reading

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Reading “Jews, God and History”

“The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your … Continue reading

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“The Terror of Existence” – A Book Review

Those of us who write know that we control the world. Alas those who wrote emptiness also knew this: Nietzsche and Freud; Marx and Gramsci. It is they who are the founts from which rushed forth such a crushing nihilism … Continue reading

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Robert D. Kaplan’s “In Europe’s Shadow”

Robert Kaplan is part of a lost generation of correspondents of old who would embark upon voyages dangerous and distant with only their notepad and pencil to accompany their curiosity and their exploding sense of wonder. Wonder at an enormous … Continue reading

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My Most (and Least) Favorite Books of 2018

It is said if you want to be a writer, you have to read. The converse of that of course is that if somebody does not read they cannot write. And not merely articles in American Affairs Journal either, or … Continue reading

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“The Coming Anarchy” – A Review

It is cold here, in the middle of the Tennessee mountains where I have come; Christmas vacation for my little boy with grandma and grandpa. The little houses are picture perfect, the mailman knows everybody’s name and the community center … Continue reading

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