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A Chinese Classic

I’ve always wondered why it is that modern scholars feel more certain that they know the truth about an historical event the farther away they get from it. Something...

The English Civil War

This book on the cultural remains of the English Civil War has many strengths and a notable weakness. The text is by Dr. Stephen Bann, emeritus professor of History of...

Elderhood: a guide to Life

Are old people useless? Author Louise Aronson doesn't think so, which is why she has written this book on elderhood. Here is one way she sees old people are engaged:...

The Unification of Science

As the fourth and final volume in Stephen Gaukroger’s series on the Shaping of Modernity, this book has as its overarching theme the unification of the sciences. “The argument that...

Ash Carter and the Pentagon

To most Americans, the inner workings of the Defense Department/Pentagon is a conundrum, or at the very least a mystery. Its complexity and massive scope with far-reaching tentacles is...

Ted Cruz & The Supreme Court

As I have said before on this website, Shakespeare was right on everything about which he spoke, and he offered innumerable principles of wisdom for bettering the world.  The...

How Technology Transforms Ethics

This book review is by Dr. M. Emanuele The unoriginal premise of this book is that the mores and ethics of society change and evolve over time due to scientific...

The Map of Knowledge

Whole books have been written about De rerum natura, a long poem written by Lucretius  (99-55 BCE). Its intended audience were Romans, who wanted to learn about the Greek...

A Book for Halloween

Each Halloween I review a book that seems to set the mood for the most important day of the year. By the Fire is not a book about Halloween,...

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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