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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Book Review: The Right Man by David Frum

Tweet It’s always fascinating to look at history and events by examining what was being said at the time.  So often, most of the historical accounts and research is written with hindsight but without balancing out what the general thoughts, regardless of how varied they may be, at the moment were.  My decision, in 2010, […]

Book Review: The Honor Code by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Tweet The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen is Kwame Anthony Appiah’s most recent work. The Professor of Philosophy takes on Honor and it’s role in history and more specifically, moral revolutions. Appiah takes great care in explaining that honor is a key to living well and a fundamental human need with its close ties […]

Review: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Tweet I was extremely happy to finish this, it was a major letdown for as acclaimed as it was and for having won a Pulitzer Prize.  Diamond’s whole book could have been boiled down to about 20 pages and not have lost any real merit because his theories are so broad sweeping anyway.  Essentially he […]