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The Honey Queen from Galway An exercise in Symbolism There is a fine seductive reasoning, and it appears as a form of mental sickness. Like the effects of too much of the juice of the barley, it leads men to sit around, confidently bumping their gums. In this type of closed mutual admiration society, there goes on a lot of virtue flaunting and preening. Where goes Ireland today? With many so-called Republicans calling for 'open borders' and 'Globalism' and apparently enamored with that dusty old fool, Karl Marx...? Let's look at the busy, hardworking honey bee Queen, that tended all her life to her busy hive in County Galway. Through storms and winters, through cold and drought. Fighting off thieves and raiders, she and her workers & drones protected the hive. The...
Diary (9): "The Federal Elite in the Hippodrome" April 7, 2009 What we are seeing today, April 2009, in the political arena of the great US of A, is, sadly, nothing new. The Federal Elite are, once again, making an even bigger grab for more power, bigger government, and lots more of YOUR money. But they are of course promising to make you happy, and better off, and, hell,...
"The Forgotten Man" - Amity Schlaes ISBN: 978-0-6-093642-6 (Harper Perennial) (from my review posted on www.amazon.com) Well written, fascinating Chapter Two, well researched, with a few oddities, March 11, 2009 (396 pages) Short Review: Definitely a very interesting and enjoyable book. Deals with a lot more than just the economic history of the Great Depression....
"Rethinking the Great Depression" - Gene Smiley ISBN-13: 978-1-56663-471-7 (from my review posted on www.amazon.com) (163 pages) Short review: a strong three star. Could have been a four star but for some minor flaws detailed below. The title is ambiguous, and some of the other reviews were a bit vague. I didn't really know what to expect. Maybe you can think of it as:...
The New Dealers' War - FDR and the war within World War II ISBN: 0-465-02465-3 Massively interesting, challenging and infuriating book, January 27, 2009 (from my review posted on www.amazon.com) (561 pages) Short review: Fascinating. Disturbing. Tragic. Infuriating. Heart breaking. Brilliantly written. Excellent prose. Detailed references and notes. Long review: Covers roughly...
"The Myth of the Robber Barons" - Burton Folsom ISBN: 0-9630203-1-5 Making industrial history readable - even fascinating, December 26, 2008 Great book. It flows beautifully and logically. It deals in turn with the steamship industry, the transcontinental railroads, The Scrantons and America's first iron rails, Schwab and the steel industry, Rockefeller and the oil...
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