A Special Thank You to Tom Woods

I know that many of the visitors to this site came here as a result of promotion from Dr Tom Woods on both his podcast and newsletter.  I know because my page views went from 63 to over 1700 in a single day!  I’d say that is significant. In his email Newsletter, Tom Woods said […]

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Breaking Stalin’s Nose

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin Reviewed 9/3/2016 I once worked for a man who had grown up in the Soviet Union and had served in the Soviet Army. He did not talk about his experiences unless asked, but he was glad to answer any questions the I had about life in Russia under Communism. […]

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Nullification

Nullification:  How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century by Dr. Thomas E Woods, Jr. Reviewed 9/3/2016 Imagine that you hire a contractor to build a fence for you.  You agree and sign a contract that you will pay for her to purchase the materials and agree to a design for the fence. You […]

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Blue Highways / River-Horse

Read in 2013, Reviewed in March 2016 Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least-Heat Moon Blue Highways Revisited by Edgar I. Ailor III River-Horse; A Voyage Across America by William Least-Heat Moon Several Years ago, I planned an epic drive across the United States with my friend Kevin Hamrick. I planned a great […]

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Christianity and War

Originally Reviewed on 4/18/2015 – revised 3/25/2016 Christianity and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State by Lawrence Vance. Like many in the American church, I grew up believing in the truth of the scriptures and in a lot of other bits of American culture about which it was not explained that these things […]

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Defending the Undefendable

Originally Reviewed on 4/18/2015 – revised 3/25/2016 Defending the Undefendable by Walter Block This is exactly the kind of book that spurs real thought in the reader by challenging the most rudimentary of assumptions about behavior. This is a classic of Libertarian thought because its challenge to economic thinking is from the point of view […]

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Swords Into Plowshares

Originally Reviewed 9/10/2015 – revised on 3/19/2016 Swords into Plowshares; A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity by Ron Paul I remember thinking during 2008 that Ron Paul was the crazy old uncle of the party who didn’t have a chance to win, so I did not listen to him. By […]

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The Copperhead

Originally Reviewed 2/8/2016 – revised on 3/19/2016 The Copperhead by Harold Frederick Just finished “The Copperhead” by Harold Frederick (1893). This is the story of a Northern farm family that is affected by the Civil War when the son joins the union army against his father’s wishes. His father is a ‘Copperhead’, a northern opponent […]

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Foundation

Originally Reviewed 1/26/2016 – revised on 3/19/2016 Foundation by Isaac Asimov First Book review of 2016 I rarely read fiction (outside of Bernie Sanders campaign literature). This is the first in quite a while, but it is actually a re-read. I first found the “Foundation” series by Asimov back in the mid-1980s. Despite being about […]

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Salt; a World History

Originally Reviewed 12/31/2015 – revised on 3/19/2016   Salt; a World History by Mark Kurlansky   Last book of 2015 and just barely finished in time. This is one that I was simultaneously fascinated by and also ready to finish. 449 pages of densely packed stories about the production, transportation, usage and the cultural impacts […]

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