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Nietzsche and I go to the twilight

Please respond with a faith-filled “I do”. Do you reject the academy? I do And all of its works? I do And all of its empty promises? I do Excellent then. We can...

President Truman and the Cold War

Judging by the cover of Joe Scarborough’s book, one would assume this is primarily about President Harry Truman. But the old adage “one cannot judge a book by its...

An Investigation of the Poetic Form

I hate the Academy. It seems full of myopic, well-read idiots who think that having a PhD after their names make them of a superior race. To my chagrin,...

Who the Hell is Melania Knauss?

The old adage that opposites attract does not apply in the case of Donald and Melania Trump. In fact, to allude to another well-known adage, two peas in a...

Carlyle’s Essays

In his review of the 1821 book Metrical Legends by the poetess Joanna Baillie, the Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle delivers a sorry verdict. “On a first perusal, her Metrical...

Hesiod and Pandora’s Box

Those who enjoy etymology will revel in this deeply insightful book on the ancient Greek poet Hesiod. By ancient, I mean really ancient. For those not familiar with Greek...

The Power of Poetry to Defeat Time

Stories of origin abound in ancient literature, but until now no major study of them has been published. Anke Walter, a Lecturer in Classics at Newcastle University has admirably...

The Great Rift: Science and Religion

This book explores the process by which a great rift has opened up between the realms of science and religion. It is not a polemic against the failure of...

In Search of the Soul

I have always believed that the easiest place to lose oneself is inside one’s own head; of course, it’s the only place to find one’s self too.  Or, at...

Quixotic book about The Moon

This book review is written by lunar expert Frank Manasek In a somewhat quixotic collection of eight chapters (my copy repeated the first 62 pages, hence the curious collation; the...
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