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The Underground History of American Education: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling
"You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." - "The Matrix"

John Taylor Gatto's "An Underground Hist
Jul 26, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
The Three Ages Of The Interior Life: Prelude of Eternal Life
I have finally finished Garrigou-Lagrange's masterpiece, and it was worth all the effort! A stunning synthesis of previous theological thought, this b ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Aug 09, 2011
The Spiritual Combat and a Treatise on Peace of Soul
"The Spiritual Combat" and a "Treatise on Peace of Soul" are masterpieces of ascetic theology. The two works have been joined together for centuries, ...more
Sep 04, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Equality: The Impossible Quest
A Truly Equitable Review of Equality

tldr version: In Equality: The Impossible Quest Martin van Creveld reviews equality as an intellectual phenomenon
Mar 23, 2015
Mar 30, 2015
Tatian's Address to the Greeks
I read the translation of the "Tatian's Address to the Greeks" found in the "Anti-Nicene Fathers" collections (eds. Rev. Alexander Roberts and James D ...more
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15)
Jim Butcher knows how to write urban fantasy very well. In "Skin Game" he once again provides an entertaining and exciting read about the exploits of ...more
May 31, 2014
May 30, 2014
The Long Descent: A User's Guide to the End of the Industrial Age
Before reading his book, I have read many of John Michael Greer's posts on his blog. Like the blog - the Archdruid Report - the book provides many ins ...more
Mar 26, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
The Rise And Decline Of The State
Written fifteen years ago "The Rise and Decline of the State" stands today as a prophetic work. It correctly predicted the diminishment of states' sov ...more
Dec 2014
Aug 04, 2014
On War
To describe William S. Lind's "On War" as a "must read" would be both clichéd and imprecise; instead, one ought to say that it is book that must be co ...more
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 09, 2014
Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware
Although this work is written mostly for programmers and other knowledge workers, it contains a wealth of knowledge and practices that will enable eve ...more
Feb 03, 2014
May 01, 2013
The Ascent of Mount Carmel
As I was drinking my morning cup of coffee, I reached the end of St. John of the Cross's "The Ascent of Mount Carmel." I cannot say that I am finished ...more
May 07, 2015
Jan 11, 2015
As You Like It
One of the funniest pieces of fiction that I have ever encountered. The absurdity of romance is illustrated as well as the redemptive qualities of lov ...more
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
The Return of the Great Depression
Although I am a layman with respect to economics, I do appreciate insightful and clear thought. Vox Day manages to elucidate his views on the economy ...more
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Real Presences
I read this book expecting an erudite and engaging argument about how art relates to God; I discovered the best piece of rhetoric that I have read thi ...more
Sep 05, 2013
Sep 05, 2013
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, #11)
Having read two Harry Dresden novels within a week, my judgment of the series might be slightly flawed at the moment. With that precautionary note of ...more
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
I started reading the Dresden Files last year on the recommendation of two friends of mine. Consequently, "Cold Days" was the first Harry Dresden nove ...more
Dec 02, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6)
I am now firmly convinced that Mr. Butcher has great plans for Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard. In "Blood Rites" the focus of the na ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
This book had some of the best lines from villains ever (note, minor spoilers follow).

"You have faced a great many dangerous beings. But by and large,
Dec 2011
Nov 27, 2011
The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age
Most of the time I read books that have interesting perspectives but little to pragmatic advise. Every so often I read a book that has amazing insight ...more
May 06, 2013
May 01, 2013
Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
I nodded, and didn't say anything, as she became more agitated. It might have been politically incorrect of me, but the word LOONY all but appeared in ...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
Hazlitt's "Economics in One Lesson" is perhaps the best introductory work on free market economics that I have ever read. He is clear, convincing, and ...more
Oct 15, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Cloud Atlas
"Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a t ...more
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
In this very accessible and well written book on astrophysics, Sir Martin Rees explores six numbers that deeply effect the formation and shape of our ...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
I really wish that I could give this book four or five stars on account of its many and wonderful parts. As a whole, however, the book is not excellen ...more
Apr 14, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1)
2.75 stars to be more exact, but three is close enough. I read this book because I watched the first couple of episodes on SyFy. Is it great? No. Is i ...more
Jan 24, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
This book deserves all the praise that it has been given! My only complaint about the novel is that Mr. Simmons had so much story to tell that he had ...more
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Academ's Fury (Codex Alera, #2)
I came to the series having read all of the Dresden files currently published. Consequently, I have a fairly good idea of how Mr. Butcher writes and h ...more
Dec 10, 2012
Dec 17, 2012
French Revolution (Revolutions in the Modern World)
Bosher's "The French Revolution" shatters one of the most enduring myths of modernity and post-modernity: the righteousness and inevitability of the R ...more
Feb 2015
Jan 11, 2015
Stop Killing Dragons: Letters to a Roman Knight
Before I give my review of this book, I must admit to my bias. George Krock is my great uncle. As one might expect, I hold him and his work in China i ...more
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
State of Fear
It has been almost a decade since I read a Michael Crichton novel that was new to me. At least once a year I will read "Jurassic Park" or "Lost World, ...more
Feb 06, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
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