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reviewed Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fi.... November 17, 2012
Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America's Deadliest Rock Concert
This is a story that I have read more times than I care to remember. Back in 1903 a total of 602 people, mostly women and children, perished in a fire at a matinee at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago. …
reviewed Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals a.... June 15, 2012
Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals and the Media Refuse To Say
This observation from author Glenn Beck on page 81 of his important new book "Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say" sounds perfectly reasonable to me. And yet the …
reviewed Trust. December 30, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Trust
That was the premise of the last movie I watched some weeks ago. White Vengeance, a film about an event in China some 2000+ years ago. We all know trust is crucial and essential, not just between humans …
Of Thee I Zing
Several years ago I received copy of a book by the conservative commentator and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham as a birthday gift. Now I really like Laura and the things she stands for but I must …
reviewed Power. November 21, 2010
posted in Inspirations
Power
Power is seductive; power is also destructive.      Human beings crave for power, no matter what their conditions are. It's like it's an innate drive, one given a chance to …
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 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 Stuff White People Like: The Definiti.... June 16, 2010
Stuff White People Like
Hilarious and mostly true. Its more like stuff hipsters like.
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 …
posted a Quick Tip about Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story. May 25, 2010
Blood Done Sign My Name
Great Sociological Read
reviewed State of Emergency: The Third World I.... March 24, 2010
State of Emergency
For nearly two decades now Pat Buchanan has been pleading with America to stop the madness!  In a number of successful books and in his television work on CNN and MSNBC Pat Buchanan has been warning …
reviewed The Irish Americans: A History. March 06, 2010
The Irish Americans A History
You may be surprised to learn that people from Ireland have been emigrating to our shores since the 17th century.  They came for a variety of reasons.  Some sought the political and religious …
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 Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of .... January 28, 2010
Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America
Several years ago I read Jessica Mitford's "American Way of Death Revisited" a 1998 update of her classic book about the funeral industry.  I came away with an extremely unfavorable …
reviewed Fighting for Air: The Battle to Contr.... January 21, 2010
Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media
The genie is out of the bottle.  Over the past 15 years our radio and television stations, newspapers and magazines have been gobbled up by a handful of media conglomerates.  Turn on the radio …
reviewed The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bia.... November 05, 2009
The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse
People who 'play the race card' opportunistically and with intentional deceit are the enemies of truth and social justice."   This quote from page 339 of "The Race Card: How …
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 The Nine: Inside The Secret World of .... October 16, 2009
The Nine Inside The Secret World of the Supreme C
Over the years any number of best selling books have been written about the U.S. Supreme Court.  If you are an avid reader like myself then you have probably read a few of them.  Of all of …
reviewed Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Ma.... March 22, 2009
Sur
From time to time I pick up a book on a subject I know virtually nothing about. Ordinarily I devour books about history or politics or current events. These are topics I am well versed in and comfortable …
reviewed Blackout (book). December 29, 2008
Blackout
It has been more than three decades since that fateful night.  Most folks have long since forgotten all about it.  But the New York City blackout of 1977 is an event worth remembering.  …
reviewed Who We Are Now: The Changing Face of .... December 23, 2008
Who We Are Now
Imagine the daunting task of taking the raw data from the 2000 U.S. census and trying to make sense of it all?  "Who We Are Now" is author Sam Roberts heroic attempt to do just that.  In …
reviewed Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Reviv.... November 30, 2008
Bowling Alone
Robert Putnam has written one of the most important books I have read in a long, long time.  When was the last time you called a friend or associate and proposed going out to a ballgame or to a show …
reviewed The Bush Tragedy. November 26, 2008
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Trying to understand just what went wrong over the past 8 years was my primary motivation for picking up "The Bush Tragedy".  To say that I was disappointed in his presidency would be a …
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