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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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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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Rufus Sewell

Rufus Sewell I first saw Rufus Sewell in the Science Fiction film Dark City. He was dark, mysterious, brooding and yet sympathetic. I not seen him in anything before and his Byronic good looks piqued my interest. The English actor … Continue reading

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The Stories Behind The Stories

“Radiant Darkness” was published by universe.com the fall of 2000. I thought l would give you the skinny on the stories—the stories behind the stories. The first story is Death of a Pizzaman which was inspired by the Arthur Miller … Continue reading

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Casilda of the Rising Moon

Casilda Once upon a time, around 1990, I read a book called Casilda of the Rising Moon by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino.  I found the book at my local library. It was published in 1967.  The cover intrigued me and … Continue reading

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Rhetoric Analysis of Veronica Franco

Rhetoric Analysis of Veronica Franco Cari Vaughn, 2002   I picked Veronica Franco’s Letter 17 from the book Selected Poems and Letters to analyze.  In order to understand her rhetoric, a brief biography is necessary so that the context might … Continue reading

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