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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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Red And Orange Narcissus

May 21, 2017 Red and Orange Narcissus Narcissism is named after the Greek Myth of Narcissus. Narcissus saw his own reflection in a pool and died because he refused to leave the pool.  Poor Echo fell in love with him, … Continue reading

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The Age of American Unreason

The Age of American Unreason By Susan Jacoby, 2009 Jacoby writes about anti-intellectualism in America. She was inspired by the book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter, which was published in 1963. Jacoby points out that more than half … Continue reading

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Nuclear

January 28, 2016 Nuclear The past couple of weeks have been nuclear in nature. I thought it fitting since I was writing about the natural nuclear explosion over Tunguska and watching the TV show Manhattan about the first Atomic Bomb. … Continue reading

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Libertarianism

September 11, 2014 Libertarianism Libertarianism is a term I was not familiar with until a few years ago. Oh, I might have read about it before in regards to to the French Revolution or something, but I didn’t realize that … 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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Dreaming The Dark

Dreaming The Dark Dreaming The Dark: Magic, Sex and Politics by Starhawk came out in 1982.  I didn’t read it until the reprint came out in 1997.  Starhawk wrote the book when Regan was elected and we were on the … Continue reading

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