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Retired Foreign Service Officer and past Manager of Political and Military Affairs at the US Department of State. For a brief time an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Denver and the University of Washington at Seattle. A graduate of the National War College and a Phd from the University of Southern California.

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 20, 2011
Welcome to Kingdom Palin, the land of no accountability A Book review of Geoffrey Dunn's book "The Lies of Sarah Palin." This excellent book takes the reader back to Alaska where those who elected her give an after-the-fact assessment of her. It is not a pretty picture. The author's narrative has a logic to it that reveals not just the facts, but also some of the reasons why Ms. Palin is the way she is.An excellent (5 star) read.
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(102 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 17, 2012
Ten reasons why Mr. Obama will lose the Presidential race in 2012. An Answer to the recent Article entitled "10 Reasons Why Obama will win in 2012."
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 3, 2011
A Review of Bill Maher's Book "The NEW new Rules" This is a review of Bill Maher's book "The NEW new rules," with the reviewer's interpretation and commentary of the book.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Book Review of "The Arc of Justice" by Kevin Boyle This is a review of Kevin Boyle's brilliant book about justice in 1925 Detroit called "The Arc of Justice" [Calhoun concludes with his opinion, "racial justice in America still boils down to little more than how to respond to the primal forces that lie in ... the still very much twisted racial American society, a society that is completely responsible for the "black man's existential dilemma."]
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Review of Edward Klein's Book "The Amateur" A Review of Edward Klein's Book "The Amateur" with a few commentaries from the reviewer.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 9, 2009
A Review of the Movie “Capitalism A Love Story” Is Michael Moore a Permanent (Anti-) Capitalist gadfly or Change Age A review and commentary on Michael Moore's latest Movie "Capitalism: A Love Story."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Thomas Piketty's "Capitalism"; a review A review of Thomas Piketty's book "Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century with comments and a critique by the reviewer.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 17, 2014
Was the American Revolutionary really just a Counter-Revolution to avoid the British mandate to its Colonies to end slav Between Charles Beard's "An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States," and Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States of America," there has been a long gap and a dearth of credible books about the true intentions that led to the American Revolution of 1776.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 21, 2014
A review of Phillip F. Nelson's book, "LBJ Mastermind to Colossus: The Lies, Treachery and Treason continues" A review of Phillip F. Nelson's book, "LBJ Mastermind to Colossus: The Lies, Treachery and Treason continues" with the reviewer's comments.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 5, 2015
What One Black Woman Saw on the Way to the Obama Revolution This is a book review of MSNBC Correspondent, Joy-Ann Reid's book "Fracture: Barack Obama, the clintons, and the Racial Divide." Ms. Ann-Reid has penned a gem of a book here about what she saw on the way to the "Obama Revolution." And what she saw as MSNBC Correspondent, was more than a mouthful.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 20, 2014
Ed Snowden and the American tribal fear meme A review of Luke Harding's book "The Snowden Files," with commentaries by the reviewer.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Dysfunctional Inner City Schools is What Happens When America defaults on promises it makes to itself A review of the Book "The Bee Eater" by Richard Whitmire. The book features DC's recently fired "Rock Star" Superintendent of Schools, Michelle Rhee. The review includes the reviewer's commentary and thoughts about why the current dismal situation exists in the U.S. inner city public schools.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 23, 2008
Did Slavery Ever Really End in the U.S.? An essay on the meaning and long-term effects of slavery on U.S. society and humanity. This essay makes the clam that the psychological structure of slavery as well as its sensibilities remain very much intact because they were never completely dismantled.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Equality under the law, but not "complete racial Equality" " A review of the Movie Lincoln A review of the movie "Lincoln" with commentaries from the reviewer.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 26, 2015
Adding Geopolitical Context back into American History A Book Review: Of Russell Shorto's book, "The island at the center of the World: The Epic story of Dutch Manhattan and the forgotten colony that shaped America"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 21, 2012
"The House I live in:" America's Slow Motion Social Holocaust A review of Eugene Jarecki's Documentary Movie "The House I live in," about the consequences of the drug war and the way it has been prosecuted, with a few commentaries from the reviewer.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 9, 2013
How to Maintain a Racial caste system without trying A review of the book "Caste and Class in a Southern Town," by John Dollard, with comments by the reviewer included.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 19, 2015
Version 2.0 of America's Founding Myth: Was the enslavement of both whites and blacks the cornerstone of American Empire A review of the book "White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America," by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, with commentaries by the reviewer
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 20, 2014
One Man's Analysis of Adolph Reed's Harper's Magazine Article An analysis of Adolph Reed's Harper's Magazine Article about the left's surrender to the GOP
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Art of Politics "Tea Party" Style (a review of the book "Mad as Hell") A review of the book "Mad as Hell" about how the "Tea Party" has organized for action. The reviewer uses the review to provide commentary that compares the Occupy Wall Street Movement with the Tea Party movement. Showing why one is effective and the other is not.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 9, 2014
J. Edgar Hoover and the Destruction of our Democratic values and Institution A review of the book "The Burglary," by Betty Medsger, with commentaries by the reviewer
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Ed Snowden, the NSA and the American Fear Mime A Review of the book "The Ed Snowden Files," with the reviewer's commentaries about the meaning of the U.S. national security establishment.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 24, 2010
Review of the Book "A Presidency in Peril" Review of the book "A Presidency in Peril" with added commentary on Obama's presidency so far.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 29, 2010
Review of the Book "The Death of the Liberal Class:"How the Liberals Managed to Commit Collective Suicide A Review of the book "The Death of the Liberal Class," with reviewer's commentaries.
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(48 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 20, 2015
A Book of Answers about American pre-history This book, entitled 1491, is one of a trilogy of books penned by Charles Mann. The books bracket 1492, the fateful year of "discovery." This book tells the story of what happened that year, the year before the European invasion. It is a revealing historical research travelogue -- overlain with, and guided by, a forensic-like Anthropological search for the truth about what actually happened.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Waiting for the Barbarians A review of Lewis Lapham's Book A chapter-by-chapter review of Lewis Lapham's book "Waiting for the Barbarians"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A Re-Review of W.E.B. Du Bois' Souls of Black Folks These essays, actually sketches and ruminations of DuBois', remain an enduring backdrop for the picture in which race in America is framed. At the end of each decade, they seem to continue emitting new pregnant meanings. It is worthwhile to review the book as well as those meanings.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Why the Confederacy Lost the Civil War: a review of Gabor S. Boritt's book This is a straight-forward review of Gabor S. Boritt's book: Why the Confederacy Lost the War."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 20, 2008
The Meaning of Barack Obama to America's Race Problem An essay on the meaning of Obama's election on America's race problem with a warning that it means trouble for Obama as well as for the country if rising expectations are not met and exceeded.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 28, 2011
America: Still The Post-Modern White Man's Burden? A Review and Critique of Patrick Buchanan's Book "Will America Survive to 2025?"
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 12, 2014
A book that tells us How and Why the Holocaust happened A review and analysis of Dan McMillan's book "How Could It Happen." The reviewer offers as part of the summary of the review, an alternative explanation, that includes the reviewer's own combination of variables that predict to modern genocide.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 27, 2015
Three Critical Inflection Points of American Racial History An Essay on three inflection points in America's racial history, that had they been treated differently morally, America would be a very different country today, one with the problemjs of race being solved by strong brave leadership leading to a nation with a strong moral compass, reinforcing our commitments to our national ideals, and would have proven it thoruh sustained and committed moral actions.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2012
A review on the Book "Restoring Hope" by Dr. Cornel West A review on the Book "Restoring Hope" by Dr. Cornel West with commentaries on Mr. Obama's strategy of hope.Why
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 21, 2013
The Southern Cultural meme has finally metastasized and spread into America's vital organs A review of the book " Dixie Rising: How the South is Shaping American Values, Politics, and culture," by Peter Applebome, with the reviewer's commentaries interspersed. It is offered in part as an explanation for Mr. Obama's utter impotence as a President.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 29, 2012
Django: The Perfect Black Boy Cowboy Movie A review of the recent movie "Django Unchained," with commentary by the reviewer.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 20, 2015
Who discovered America (for Europe and the Catholic Church)? A Review of Kristin Downey's book "Isabella," a biography of Spain's greatest Queen. The book Gives another view of the discovery of the Americas, one that offsets, Carlos Fuentes' book"The Buried Mirror." Together they give a more complete picture of the meaning of the doiscovery of the Americas.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 7, 2015
The Leaders of the American Revolution: Heroes or Villains? Here Alan Taylor, an award-winning American historian, in this book, "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia 1772-1832," gives a fully contextualized, nuanced treatment of the state of mind of our founding fathers on the troubling issue of slavery. Arguably, it confirms what University of Hustoon Historian, Gerald Horne has said about the American patriots, and about the American Revolution itself.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 3, 2014
The further Criminalization of the Black Community on Mr. Obama's Watch An essay triggered by an interview by Mr. Eric Holder, by Douglas A. Blackman's, on PBS; and by his book called "Slavery by other means; by Matt Taibi's book "Divide," and by Michelle Anderson's book, called "The New Jim Crow," all dealing with the continuation of the criminalization of America's black and brown communities on Mr. Obama's watch.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 9, 2015
Uncovering the Realities of Imperial Spain: A Review of Carlos Fuentes' Book "The Buried Mirror" A review of Carlos Fuentes' book: The Buried Mirror. Uncovering the realities of Imperial Spain
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 5, 2014
Hip-Hop and the Ghettoization of the the American Mind: Another "meme" in the American Family Portrait A book review of Cora Daniels' book Ghetto Nation with the reviewer's commentaries.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 2, 2015
A Response to the Recent oped Article on the new progressiveism A Response to the Recent oped Article on the new progressiveism
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 2, 2015
Kabuki Democracy (High or low Theater?) A review of Eric Alterman's book "Kabuki Democracy: The system vs Barack Obama," with commentary by the author. The book gets very near the crux of the matter of how both the mechanics and the structural constraints that control our political system actually work.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2015
1776, a Year of Illusions, or of Diabolical plans? This is a book review of Novelist, Thomas Fleming's book "1776 the Year of Illusions," with comments by the rviewer towards the end. Fleming's concludes that the cause of the revolution was based on an illusion, one that left him as well as the reader unsatisfied
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 7, 2013
Book Review of the book: "Sugar in the Blood" This a review of Andrea Stuart's book "Sugar in the Blood." It is a dramatic reassessment of the impact that sugar had on slavery and the initial experiments in slavery that began in Barbados had on the world of race. It is carefully researched and will certainly be a finalist in the 2013 book of the year awards.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 30, 2012
One Possible answer to the question: Why Conservatives continue to vote against their own interests? A response to Robert Weiner's question: Why conservatives Vote Against their own interest?
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Is Obama's Election as the First Black President Conclusive Evidence of the Civil Rights Movement's Success? An Essay on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and what Obama can or cannot do to improve the lot of poor and Black Americans
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 6, 2012
Welcome to the New One World Privatized Corporate Run World Order A review of the latest edition of Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty's book "The Secret Team" with some of the reviewers comments and interpretations.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2015
More ideologically based rightwing faux research? This is a review of Thomas Sowell's book "Black Rednecks and White Liberals," with the reviewers suggestions of better alternative sources for understanding the sources of black underclass behavior and with a few personal comments about Mr. Sowell's style of non-academic research added.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 14, 2008
A Review of Shelby Steele's: A Bound Man The final version of a review of Shelby Steele's book: A Bound Man, which is about Senator Barack Obama's chances for wining his quest for the presidency of the U.S.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 29, 2015
What a Black son must know to survive Violence in America This is a review of the award-winning book, "Between the World and me," by Te-Nehisi Coates, with the author's interpretation interspersed into the review.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 21, 2016
The Meaning of the Misdeeds of Allen Welsh Dulles This book, "The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government," by David Talbot, is the biography of the CIA as told through a half century of misdeeds orchestrated by one man: Allen Welsh Dulles. It is a true story as well as a truly scary story, one that should make all freedom and democracy-loving people shake in their boots.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 7, 2013
What Kind of Progress is Black Progress in America? Commentary on MSNBC's Al Sharpton hosted program celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's "I have a Dream" Speech.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 22, 2014
Is Edward Snowden Just Another Canary in the Coal mine? A review/essay of Glenn Greenwald,s book "No Place to Hide."
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 15, 2014
A Tale of Two New York Cities A Review of Matt Taibi's Book "The Divide," with a contextualizing summary by the reviewer.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 7, 2014
The Strategic Cost of the Obama Legacy: A Black President Playing the black pieces on the American chess board: An Essay A short essay on the strategic damage the Obama tenure has done to the Democratic Party long-term.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 23, 2011
Will Barack Obama Lose the 2012 Election? Commentary on President Obama's non-strategy for retaining strong black support in the run up to the 2012 presidential election cycle, with suggestions as to how Republicans might be able to exploit this weakness.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 3, 2014
It's the Whole Barrel, not just a few Apples An Essay/Review of Thomas Frank's book"The Wrecking Crew, that tells how our nation is being systematically dismantled by the Privatizers and what this might mean for the future of the country. It is beautifully and trenchantly written and so full of truth that it will make the hair stand on your neck.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 11, 2014
The Lack of Morality in our Dollarocrcy? A review of John Nichols and Robert McChesney's book "Dollaroracy," with commentary by the reviewer.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 19, 2014
Honor Crimes and Religion: Slavery by another name This is an Essay/Review of Norma Khouri's book" Honor Lost: Love and Death in Modern-Day Jordan. The reviewer sets forth a plan that may have some value for those engaged in the fight to rid the world of "so-called" honor killings.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 18, 2020
The Psychopathic Rich and the US Injustice System A Book Review of Dylan Howard's "Epstein: Dead Men Tell no Lies"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 25, 2014
Ralph Nader's Book "Unstoppable'" is both Accurate and Useful, But ...? An Essay Review of Ralph Nader's book "Unstoppable"
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Present at the Creation: The Denial of "the Political" in America's founding Politics A Book review of Gore Vidal's book A review of Gore Vidal's book, "Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams and Jefferson with commentary by the reviewer.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Religion of the Future: The End of the "Death Denial" paradigm" A review and interpretation of Robert Unger's book "The Religion of the Future."
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 29, 2013
Is the present Plutonomy the endpoint of the Rand/Ryan/Friedman economic model? A Review of Hedrick Smith's Book "Who stole the American Dream," with the commentaries of the reviewer interspersed within the review.
.The Road To Character. by David Brooks. A sophisticated tutorial., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 25, 2015
"A Road to Character:" the perfect Coda to a long Journey This is a book review, of David Brooks' book "The Road to Character," with comments by the reviewer. The book is a sophisticated tutorial on the elements of morality needed to build strong characters.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Mr. Obama's Return to the era of Jim Crow A review of Frederick Harris' book"The Price of the Ticket," with the reviewer's commentaries mixed in.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 1, 2011
America can run from its racist past but it can't hide A review of Daniel Rasmussen's book: American Uprising with commentaries. The book is about the political uprising among New Orlean slaves in 1811.Rasmussen recreates the explosive three days hour-by-hour in same vein as was done in "Killer Angels." It is a tour de force.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The Real Hillary Book is Out Today -- Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas The Real Hillary Book is Out Today -- Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas by Ed Klein | The Minority Report Blog
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Airing Jewish Dirty Linen: A Review of "The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinart A review of Peter Beinart's book: "The Crisis of Zionism"
.The Course of Empire. by Bernard DeVoto is a novel about the struggles for empire during 17th and 18th century North America., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 2, 2015
America: How to Create an Empire by fiat This is a review of the book, "The Course of Empire," by Bernard DeVoto. It is a novel about the struggles for empire during 17th and 18th century North America. It focuses on the 284 "missing years" between "first landing" in 1492, and the American revolution in 1776, a period that, except for the French-Indian War, and the revolution itself, gets scant attention in American History books.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Amazon.com: Cancun handbook: Books "Waiting for the Barbarians," by Lewis Lapham, is a book of scatological profundities about contemporary circumstances in post-modern America. They are told eloquently and exquisitely.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The ABCs of Freudian Psychology Freud coined the term "psychoanalysis," with the modest hope of turning "neurotic misery" into "normal unhappiness," by posing uncomfortable questions that pressured his patients.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 19, 2012
Down-sizing the American Dream using ideological red meat A review of the book "The Rich and the Rest of Us," by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, with some reviewer comments included.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 27, 2015
If Only Adolph Hitler had had Drone Technology? A Review of Zygmunt Bauman's book "Modernity and the Holocaust," with comments by the reviewer.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 23, 2015
Becoming Richard Pryor: If not Bill Cosby, then who? A Book review of Scott Saul's "Becoming Richard Pryor" with a few of the reviewer's comments.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 24, 2014
Amazon.com: Thank You for Your Review! A review of Gabor S. Boritt's book "Why the Confederacy Lost, with commentaries by the reviewer.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 7, 2008
Bill I feel Your Pain: An Epiphany Triggered by Bill Clinton's Reaction to Obama Bill Clinton's anger had being caught with his hands in the racist cookie jar was heartfelt and real. But what does it say about America?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 19, 2014
Newt's lame attempt to save the Rapidly sinking USS Titanic A review and essay of Newt Gingrich's book "Real Change."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 16, 2013
A Review of : "The Future of American Progressiveism," by Roberto M. Unger and Cornel West A book review of "The Future of American Progressivism," by Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Cornel West. It is a thin volume packed with solutions to our nation's problems.
OJ Simpson hid behind the lame excuse that Nicole had come to the door with a knife., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 29, 2015
Was OJ's Acquittal the Answer to the Rodney King beating? This is a book review of Mike Gilbert's book "Confessions: How I helped OJ Get Away with Murder. It is a confession by OJ's agent and confidant, that perhaps reveals more about OJ than was intended. Gilbert got OJ to confess that he had done it, but OJ hid behind the lame excuse that Nicole had come to the door with a knife ...
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 11, 2021
Are you suggesting that there is a way out of this mad cultu A comment to : Finding Meaning Under a Meaningless System
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Obama versus Disraeli, a comparison Get a free email address from AOL now! You no longer need to be an AOL member to take advantage of great AOL Mail features such as industry-leading spam and virus protection, anytime-access on your mobile device, flexibility to work with other email clients using IMAP and more.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A Crime greater than having to live five years in a Nazi Concentration Camp This is a book review of Eric Lichtblau's book "The Nazis Next Door. It is a very short review because, as the reviewer notes in his commentary, some sins are even greater than those committed by the Nazis.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 22, 2021
A Review of The WEIRDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, by Joseph Henrich A Book Review of Joseph Henrich's Book: The WEIRDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD; How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous,
Guns, Germs, Steel - - Jared Diamond, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2015
Was Modern Human Development the result of superior biological intelligence, or just the luck of the environmental draw? This is a review of Jared Diamond's book: "Guns, Germs and Steel." Diamond has reopened the question of what caused human development? His research shows that it had more to do with the luck of the environmental draw than about supposed superior intelligence.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Meritocracy or Racistocracy? A review of Christopher Hayes' book: Twilight of the Elites: American after Meritocracy, with further insights and commentary by the reviewer.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 24, 2015
One Drop -- A Story of one Family Journey through its American Racial History This is a review of Bliss Broyard's book "One Drop: My Father's Hidden Life -- A Story of Race and Family Secrets." As the subtitle suggests, the bulk of the book, and its most interesting parts, deal with the author's certifiably brilliant father, Anatole, a college poetry Professor, New York Times Critic, and a black man who spent the bulk of his life "passing for white."
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 23, 2009
Are We Really a Nation of Cowards on the Issue of Race? An Essay on the Meaning of Eric Holder's Comment - That America is a nation of Cowards on the Issue of Race
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 17, 2020
Mary L. Trump: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World Most Dangerous Man A review of Mary L Trump's book: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man. It is a family member's psychoanalysis of her uncle at a distance based on what she remembers about family interactions. She pulls no punches but is not a favorite of her uncle.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Wages of the American Character This is a book review by the award-winning author, Chris Hedges, called "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt" In it, the author makes a case for why the current conditions within America, inexorably will soon lead to the next American Revolution. The reviewer, challenges the author's premise giving reasons having to do with the American Character, as to why there may never be another revolution in America.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 5, 2021
I think this author is whistling past the graveyard. Seventy The author is whistling past the American graveyard. Everything we need to know about American politics happened on January 6, 2021.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 14, 2008
The Racial Card Being Played from the Bottom of the Deck An Essay on the meaning of Barack Obama's election and what it will, or will not do for race relations in America.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 23, 2021
A Book Review of Michael Tomasello's: Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny A book review of Michael Tomasello's book, "Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Did the Founding fathers fail their own litmus test for freedom? This is a review of Jack Rakove's Pulitzer-winning Book, "Revolutionaries," with commentaries of the reviewer about the meaning of the freedom the Founding fathers actually fought for.
The exploration into whether Barack Obama is indeed the son of a Kenyan goat-herder or the son of an FBI undercover agent provocateur has merit., From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Birth Certificate or DNA, that is the Question? This a review of Joel Gilbert's DVD entitled: Dreams of my "real" father: A Story of Reds and Deception. Spoiler Alert: Most of this DVD is a recycled absurdity, harking back to a bygone era: about how the Communist, Barack Obama, wormed his way into the presidency.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 10, 2014
When Tribalism Trumps Democracy A review of Max Blumenthal's book: Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, with some of the reviewer's comments.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 12, 2016
"War Capitalism" and the rise of the Empire of Cotton This book is not an alternative history of capitalism. According to Sven Becket, the author, it is capitalism's only authentic history. A history that the author argues has never been fully (or honestly) told. He thus sets about the task of correcting the myth that capitalism was the sole handiwork of a group of "self-made inventors and entrepreneurs," one that functioned best when governments got out of the way,
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Racial Ways of Barack Obama A review of the Book: "The Persistence of the Color Line, by Randall Kennedy. A chapter-by chapter summary of the book is given followed by a brief analysis. The upshot is that Barack Obama is constantly using the race card against blacks.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2009
Obama and "Pre-Emptive Capitulation" as a Modality of Democratic Governance This is a polemic against the "weak-kneed" approach to progressive policies by "team Obama." His approach of "preemptive capitulation" will not cut it.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Libertarian revolution or Counter-Revolution, that is thew question? This is a review of Charles Murray's book, "By the People." Murray makes his case for why America needs a non-violent Libertarian Revolution. The reviwer believes that such a revolution has already occurred, and that Murray is crying foul only because he does not like the results?
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Disloyal ... (with prejudice) A review of Michael Cohen's book: Disloyal It tracks Cohen's step-by-step descent into his boss's depravity. How his family warned him, how in the end, he took them down with him. It is an object lesson in what can happen in a soulless society, led by a cruel and soulless autocrat.
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Targeted, by Brittany Kaiser A Book Review A review of Brittany Kaiser's book "Targeted." It takes the reader through the hidden halls of data-mining as Ms Kaiser experienced it the hard way by Cambridge Analytica's CEO Alexander Nix. It is an "object lesson" in high-class griffery.
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A Little question of Corruption . . . A review of the book "The Mendacity of Hope," by Roger D. Hodge, with some reviewer comments included.
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Comparing Obama to Disraeli A review of Andre Maurois' book "Disraeli" using it as a basis for comparing Benjamin Disraeli and Barack Obama
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 8, 2021
Trump's Vilest Legacy: A Comment on Professor Reich's "broken window" An answer to Professor Reich's "Broken Window" article.
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Changing the Name and the purpose of the King Holiday This opinion piece offers a proposal for changing both the name and the purpose of Dr. King's Holiday to impute new meaning into it, rather than having it remain as a door mat for racists to pat themselves on the back for.
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Is the failure of utopian ideas: the end of left-leaning politics in the US? Thus is a review of "The End of Utopia: Politics and Culture in an Age of Apathy," By Russell Jacoby with suggestions by the reviewer for future actions
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 17, 2008
Flip-flopping on Obama Commentary on Obama's move to the Center and his trashing of black people (Black men in particular) in doing so.

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