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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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...

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...

TRAITOR: from Benedict Arnold to now

The well-worn phrase “history repeats itself” is manifested over and over in David Rothkopf’s book, TRAITOR. Time and again the country has been riven with political polarization, deep and...

Crystals: The Breath of the White Dragon

With the world-renowned Tucson Gem and Mineral Show for 2021 cancelled, one of the finest opportunities to buy extraordinary crystals in person has evaporated until 2022. However, for those...

The Lake of Memory

“From the vantage point of remembrance, memory is the essential mode for carrying forward the common sense of ordinary people filtered through immemorial tradition.” Of all the hundreds of thousands...

Soviet Cinema

Having just watched the Soviet science fiction classic Solaris, from 1972, I was wondering what insights Annette Michelson might have been able to offer the world about this deeply...

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...

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,...

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...

Poetry Experiences a Resurrection

I do not like modern poetry; mostly because it is modern, but secondarily because it is not poetry (modern means after TS Eliot).  Therefore, whenever I read poetry, or...
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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...

The Future of School

Book review by Dr. M. Emanuele, who has been in the educational system of the U.S. in eight states over a period of many...

Tucson’s Japanese Gardens

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