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Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, 2012 The book applies insights from institutional economics, development economics and economic history to understand why nations develop differently, with some succeeding in the … Continue reading

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Silent Spring

Silent Spring Rachel Carson, 1962 Silent Spring begins with a “fable for tomorrow” – a true story using a composite of examples drawn from many real communities where the use of DDT had caused damage to wildlife, birds, bees, agricultural … Continue reading

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Patterns of Tragicomedy in Shaw

Patterns of Tragicomedy in Bernard Shaw By CD Sidhi, Bahari Publishers, 1978 The evolution of tragedy and comedy merged into a new species called the Tragi-Comedy. Happy Endings in historical tragicomedy can be found as far back as he 17th … Continue reading

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Man of Iron

Man of Iron Jeremy Irons intrigues me. He stars with many of my favorite stars in happens to be in many movies I like. I first saw him in the 1990 film Reversal of Fortune with Glenn Close. After that, … Continue reading

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The War of the Roses and The Game of Thrones

The War of the Roses and Game of Thrones   There have been a number of references to the fact that George RR Martin drew inspiration from the historical War of the Roses, but nothing in great detail about what … Continue reading

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar August 10, 1990 I had a dream about Mark-Paul Gosselaar.  He was the star of the hit teen show Saved by the Bell, which I watched on Saturday mornings.  Though I liked him and thought he was cute, … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene The Gospel of Mary Magdalene by Karen L King came out in 2004.  German Scholar Dr. Carl Reinhardt bought a copy of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene in 1896 in Cairo, Egypt at an antiquities … Continue reading

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