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Warning to the West
Warning to the West
by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A challenge!, 21 Jun 2014
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The text is not long, yet how daring. Solzhenitsyn managed to alienate the American left, viz.,liberals, whose failure of insight into the nature of Communism deserved a "warning". I will not repeat the content, only suggest that readers immerse themselves a bit in the great man. One will begin to comprehend another mind-set differing from that of the "liberal" West. In 2007 Solzhenitsyn approved of Putin as leading Russia in the right direction, having denied such approval to Yeltsin. Why? Solzhenitsyn preferred a Russian culture founded in Orthodoxy, to the secularism of the West. Indeed, to understand Solzhenitsyn sheds some light on Russia of today.


What is Marriage?
What is Marriage?
by Sherif Girgis
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 26 Nov 2013
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The book, while obviously based upon Christian values, seeks to discuss the nature of marriage within purely worldly terms, e.g., sociology, etc. For those for or against, say, homosexual marriage the book is a must. Homosexual marriage is a crystalization of the problem of marriage per se. However, the book is defending a view of marriage that is de facto slipping away, as also the very existence of Western countries (e.g., Germany will not exist in 200 years as current jpractices do not ever come near to reproduced the population).


Cardinal [DVD] [1963] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Cardinal [DVD] [1963] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation, 26 Nov 2013
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This film is well done and follows the life of a priest (later Cardinal) through the hectic times of the 20th Century, especially before 1970). Given the chaos and dissolution now evident in the Catholic Church, the moral problems of the Cardinal may be remote from any analysis of today's Catholicism, an outgrowth of Vat II. Nevertheless, the Cardinal is faced with some moral dilemmas, e.g., can he permit a late term abortion by his sister (too sick to chose) or not? This problem is quite contemporary.


It's Not the End of the World, It's Just the End of You: The Great Extinction of the Nations
It's Not the End of the World, It's Just the End of You: The Great Extinction of the Nations
by David P. Goldman
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must reading!, 26 Nov 2013
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This book is a collection of essays by Goldman and repeats in great part his "Why Civilizations Die". Goldman enters into a discussion of Wagner, relative to which my lack of knowledge in musicology blocked much understanding. Goldman is a rarity and always worth reading.


Theories of Existence
Theories of Existence
by T L S Sprigge
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation, 26 Nov 2013
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I am a fan of T L S Sprigge, particularly his "The God of Metaphysics" and other writings on anglo-american Idealism (of which I am somewhat related) and to Josiah Royce (whom I read with seriousness). However, this book does not have the focus of others or, perhaps, it presents nothing new for me. Nevertheless, it is worth reading.


2016 Obama's America [DVD] [2012] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
2016 Obama's America [DVD] [2012] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 26 Nov 2013
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What is motivating Obama? The producer taies everyone's problem of developing a personal identity. The video focuses upon Obama precarious relationship to his father and ultimately to Africa. The presentation makes sense of Obama's behavior, but has not (for me) revealed the secret of secrets of what is pushing Obama (and Obama may not know). Nevertheless, the presentation is a worthy approach.


The Israel-Arab Reader
The Israel-Arab Reader
by Barry Rubin
Edition: Paperback

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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation, 26 Nov 2013
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Barry Rubin is a rate analysist, able to cut through agenda wishes in order to get at the real power relations. I did miss some Israli and Palestinian writings. Warning: the book is so vast in scope, it is not something one read quicly and have absorbed the massive information communicated.


God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism
God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism
by David A. Cooper
Edition: Paperback
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1.0 out of 5 stars Tribulation, 26 Nov 2013
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I supposed for the adept that the book is a kick. I found it to be precher-like mianderings of thought.


The (Mis)Behaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
The (Mis)Behaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
by Benoit B. Mandelbrot
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation, 26 Nov 2013
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This book is a must. Economists, particularly of the Kenysian mode, simply use a false math. Mandelbrot and his math of "chaos" offers a different views. Given the European and American difficulties (2013), the reader has the chance of seeing things differently. It has aided me to understand why even Nobel Prize economists (e.g., Paul Krugman) do not know what they are doing because they do not know the correct manner of applying math to economic rationality.


Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge (S U N Y Series in Philosophy)
Bradley and the Structure of Knowledge (S U N Y Series in Philosophy)
by Phillip Ferreira
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation, 26 Nov 2013
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I chose the level of evaluation as 4 stars mainly because there is always something better. This book helps anyone trying to penetrate the breath of Bradley. In order words, the author pulls together quotations and explanations from a wide range of books and articles by Bradley with the result that the novice has a synoptic guide and the innitiated has a systematic organization of thought.


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