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Conspirata is the second of Robert Harris’ trilogy of novels on the career of Marcus Tullius Cicero, as narrated by Cicero’s slave and clerk Tiro. ¬†Conspirata begins on the eve of Cicero’s ascension to the consulship, and ends with his exile from Rome at the hands of Clodius Pulcher. ¬†Along the way, Cicero saves Rome […]

The Least Worst Place

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On May 30, 2009

I just finished reading Karen Greenberg’s excellent The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days, a book that is (for obvious reasons) relevant to the hyperventilating spasms current

History for Mouthbreathers

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On June 11, 2008
Speaking of conservative histories, I’d be remiss in not mentioning A Patriot’s History of the United States, a jaw-droppingly terrible book that would only appeal to readers who aren’t literate enough to comprehend Paul Johnson’s vastly superior History of the American People. How bad is it? Here’s the last paragraph of the review I wrote […]

The Book or the Review?

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On March 7, 2008

This review of Gusher Of Lies makes me wonder whether the bad arguments are the book’s or the reviewer’s. For example, Bryce’s attacks on ethanol seem very convincing, but in what wa

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