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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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Fates and Furies

December 11, 2015 Fates and Furies Fates and Furies is a novel by Lauren Groff. It has become a bestseller since its release in September of this year. The reviews have been mixed. Groff is a talented writer, but Fates … Continue reading

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Sons of Anarchy

November 10, 2013 Anarchy Anarchy generally means a society without a publicly enforced government. Anarchism centers around the idea that the state is immoral, corrupt and not to be trusted. Like any philosophy, it has a spectrum swinging from Individualism … Continue reading

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Lust in Translation

Lust in Translation   Lust in Translation: Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee by Pamela Drukerman came out in 2008.  Former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal now living in Paris, Druckerman offers an anecdotal exploration of the international etiquette … Continue reading

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The Jesus Mystery

The Jesus Papers  The Jesus Papers: The Greatest Cover Up in History by Michael Baigent was published in 2006.  The book documents the political context of Jesus’ birth, and then goes on to examine the history of the migration of … Continue reading

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The Nazi’s Place in German History

  The Nazi’s Place in German History Cari Gilkison, History 518 Fall 1998 The place of the Nazi’s in German history is important, but it should not overshadow the rest of its long and diverse history.  The Nazi’s were not … Continue reading

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