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100 Voices

March 18th, 2011 by Myrhaf · 6 Comments · Book Reviews, Uncategorized

I thought 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand by Scott McConnell might be tedious. How many times can you read that Frank O’Connor didn’t say much? (About 100 times.) The book turned out to be fascinating. I could not put it down.

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Review of Give Us Liberty

August 28th, 2010 by Bill Brown · 23 Comments · Book Reviews, Politics

The Tea Party movement represents the best hope of halting the federal Leviathan. We have written many words on the subject. In fact, several of us have participated in events for the first time in our lives. However, the whole affair elicits trepidation and pause. While a lot of the slogans, statements, and views are […]

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Review of Meltdown

July 31st, 2009 by Bill Brown · 25 Comments · Book Reviews

As a historian, I am all too familiar with the dangers of placing too much stock in contemporaneous sources. Present events and actions attract the most attention, leading to a myopic search for explanation. Causation is best determined from afar since the historian has a diverse group of hypotheses from which to choose and can […]

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Old Book Recommendation

July 25th, 2009 by Mike N · 8 Comments · Book Reviews

I just finished reading The Blue Wound, a 1921 novel by Garet Garrett and boy what an enjoyable read. I found a 2008 paperback reprint, 109 pages, at Barnes and Noble. Now I want to get copies of his other writings. The story is about a writer who goes on a journey to find the […]

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What Our Readers Are Reading

January 29th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 1 Comment · Book Reviews

This is a guest post by Joseph Kellard, a journalist and commentator living in New York. You can visit his blogs at and While in 2008 I took a needed break from reading as many often do, this year I’m ratcheting up my reading once again. I’ve always enjoyed reading a few, if […]

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