Monthly Archives: March 2016

Review: Koran

I read the Koran because a lot of people talk about it in reference to the 9/11 blowback, Middle East conflicts, bombings in Europe, as well as in reference to mosque-building and shootings in California and in other parts of … Continue reading

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Addiction To Polls

For sure, as Frank Bruni points out, there’s an addiction to polls.  And he confesses he’s “guilty” of the habit. The addiction is evident in the increasing use of polls even though it’s known, by Bruni and many others, that polls … Continue reading

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Review: James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Here’s my review of James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time: Accurate Description but Need to Move to the Internet Baldwin describes the experiences of blacks in the only nation conceived in liberty. It’s a history “of rope, fire, torture, castration, … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want To Know: About The Life Of Blacks Living In The Only Nation Conceived In Liberty? So, Do You? Then Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Do you really want to know: why blacks won’t cooperate with police?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time. Do you really want to know: why, after all these years, many blacks still live in inner city  slums/ghettos?  Read James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time. Do you … Continue reading

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Review: Irene Gendzier, Dying to Forget: Oil, Power, Palestine, and the Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Here’s my review of Gendzier’s Dying to Forget, which I’ve titled: “Oil, US’s Principle Goal in Middle East”: Irene Gendzier shows in, Dying to Forget, that the United States’ principle goal in the Middle East is “the protection of its … Continue reading

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The Black Panthers and State Murder

I just saw the movie, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, and I recommend it, not just because it’s an accurate (as far as I can tell) description of the Black Panthers party/movement but, even more importantly, because it … Continue reading

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Interviews Unreliable, Speculative

You shouldn’t rely on what people say in interviews.  For example, Cass R. Sunstein writes in his assessment of Gabriel Zucman’s, The Hidden Wealth of Nations, that “`investigative economics,’ extrapolating  numbers from interviews with private bankers, tax lawyers, and crooks’, … Continue reading

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