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reviewed Maxims of Chanakya. October 27, 2010
Maxims of Chanakya
V. K. Subramanian's book "The Maxims of Chanakya" is a great introductory work of Chanakya's or Kautilya's "Arthashastra" which was written in the 300's BCE by …
reviewed Somebody's Gotta Say It. October 05, 2010
Somebody's Gotta Say It
Pros: a lot of topics have truth to them      Cons: Boortz goes off on rants, doesn't always makes sense. No factual support.      The Bottom Line: Boortz has …
reviewed I Am America (And So Can You!). October 05, 2010
I Am America (And So Can You!)
Pros: very funny, easy to read      Cons: absolutely none.      The Bottom Line: This is a must have book for anyone that enjoys a good laugh. The book truly mocks …
reviewed Craft of Political Research, The (Lon.... September 15, 2010
Craft of Political Research, The (Longman Classics
It seems like there are a lot of books discussing the "how-tos" of political science research. This one doesn't stand out according to one criteria. However, I did think it's discussion …
reviewed Nested Games: Rational Choice in Comp.... September 15, 2010
Nested Games: Rational Choice in Comparative
Prof. Tsebelis' Nested Games: Rational Choice in Comparative Politics (California Series on Social Choice and Political Economy) is something rare in political science texts: it is both accessible …
reviewed Craft of Political Research, The (Lon.... September 14, 2010
Craft of Political Research, The (Longman Classics
It seems like there are a lot of books discussing the "how-tos" of political science research. This one doesn't stand out according to one criteria. However, I did think it's discussion of measuring variables, …
reviewed Nested Games: Rational Choice in Comp.... September 09, 2010
Nested Games: Rational Choice in Comparative
Prof. Tsebelis' Nested Games: Rational Choice in Comparative Politics (California Series on Social Choice and Political Economy) is something rare in political science texts: it is both accessible to …
The Upper House: A Journey behind the Closed Doors
   This is an embarrassingly bad book on the U.S. Senate.  It is devoid of real substance, lacks depth, and is utterly uninformative.  I’m not even sure why any publisher would …
The Melungeons: The Resurrection of A Proud People An Untold Story of Ethnic Cleansing In America
According to the website Tennessee Online "They are considered one of the world's greatest anthropological mysteries--a tribe of "natives" twice discovered in the Appalachian mountains …
posted a Quick Tip about True Enough: Learning To Live In A P.... June 29, 2010
True Enough Learning To Live In A Post Fact Societ
The title is provocative and makes me want to read the book. It points to an alarming lack of literacy by the public and the almost Orwellian nature of current news media.
posted a Quick Tip about Stealing Elections, Revised and Updat.... June 18, 2010
Stealing Elections
Read the section about how voting machines seem to "break" to understand the election problems we have in this country.
posted a Quick Tip about Stealing Elections, Revised and Updat.... June 11, 2010
Stealing Elections
A decent review of the book, but unfortunately a vast majority of accusations of voter fraud in the US serve only as a pretext to restrict access to the polls. Such restrictions inordinately affect minorities …
reviewed Stealing Elections, Revised and Updat.... June 04, 2010
Stealing Elections
As we approach the 2010 Congressional elections it is difficult not to be alarmed at what has become of the election process in this country.  John Fund brings us all up to date on just what is …
No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
I have to admit: I am not the biggest fan of books written by politicians that aim to serve their own agenda. Most of them are very programmatic and designed to put a positive spin on particular politician's …
The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of
The Predictioneer’s Game is a very readable treatise on game theory.  Game theory is basically a mathematical model that predicts human behavior (and that of nations) with one simple underlying …
reviewed Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of T.... March 04, 2010
Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror,
Mosab Yousef Hassan is the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef. The elder Yousef is one of the founders of Hamas, the militant Islamic group that controls Gaza and seeks the destruction of the state of Israel. …
reviewed The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Peri.... February 06, 2010
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
Imagine living in a third world country where a great percentage of your day consists of gathering twigs and sticks or animal dung to use for in preparing the food and keeping your family warm during …
reviewed True Enough: Learning To Live In A P.... January 24, 2010
True Enough Learning To Live In A Post Fact Societ
It may be hard to believe but the fact of the matter is that a significant number of Americans still insist that Sadam Hussein possessed WMD despite the fact that not one shred of evidence has emerged …
reviewed Claim of Privilege. November 03, 2009
Claim of Privilege
The year was 1948.  As far as most Americans were concerned World War II was now in the rear view mirror and people were busy making up for lost time.  Couples were building homes and having …
reviewed Losing The News: The Future of the Ne.... October 21, 2009
Losing The News
It is death by a thousand cuts.  Slowly but surely, year by year, the kind of aggressive and unbiased journalism that generations of Americans have come to rely upon to help decide public policy …
reviewed Stealing Lincoln's Body. September 29, 2009
Stealing Lincoln's Body
It was an incident that I had never heard of or read about anywhere.  Indeed, when I asked about a dozen friends and relatives not one of them had ever heard about it either.  On Election Night …
posted a Quick Tip about Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. September 06, 2009
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
An important book written by a dedicated activist for peace and Nobel Peace prize winner who really wants both sides to come together.
posted a Quick Tip about Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. September 05, 2009
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
Provocative read by President Jimmy Carter who shares his knowledge of the history of the Middle East- courageous
posted a Quick Tip about Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History. August 22, 2009
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Counselor, A Life at the Edge of History by John F. Kennedy advisor Ted Sorensen is elegant, touching and entertaining- masterfully written
reviewed The Great Progression: How Hispanics .... August 10, 2009
The Great Progression
In his new book "The Great Progression:  How Hispanics Will Lead America To A New Era of Prosperity" Geraldo Rivera argues passionately that Americans have little to worry about when …
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