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From Lampedusa to the Magna Carta

July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

After sitting on my reading list for years, I finally got to The Leopard by Lampedusa (strangely for me, just after I finished the book, the NY Times ran two articles about Lampedusa and his 50 year old book). It was riveting, but in a way that was hard to explain to others - I [...]

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Tags: Classic Books

The political spectrum, over time

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Key themes in this year’s American election includes the role of government in providing healthcare, the scale of our overseas military operations, and of course, taxes.┬áIt seems we’ve been debating, essentially, the same things for more than 200 years. Paine’s Common Sense appeared when the young country was still trying to figure out the role [...]

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Tags: Authors · Classic Books · Paine, Thomas · Thoreau, Henry David