- Name: CWHinch
- Location: East Aurora, New York, United States
English teacher on hiatus to be Mr. Mom (stay-at-home-dad). The rest is too wordy...email me.
Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century., Robert Kagan
Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, Stephen Kinzer
The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures, Paul Muldoon
Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome, Robert Harris
Identity and Violence: Illusion of Destiny, Amartya Sen
The Metaphysical Club, Louis Menand
Miracles, C.S. Lewis
War Like No Other, Victor Davis Hanson
Democracy and Populism, John Lukacs
Nell Gwyn, Charles Beauclerk
St. Augustine, Gary Wills
How Soccer Explains the World : An Unlikely Theory of Globalization, Franklin Foer
St. Patrick, Phillip Freeman
Island, Michel Houellebecq
--, Mark Helprin
- Two more from the LIbrary...
- Xenophon and Thermopylae hitting mainstream?
- Robert Kagan's Dangerous Nation
- The End of the Poem, Paul Muldoon
- Woodward: State of Denial
- William J. Daugherty. Executive Secrets: Covert Ac...
- American Theocracy
- Semper Fi...
- Buffalo & Erie Libraries
- Talking Leaves Books
- Sundance Books
- Politics and Prose
- Daedalus Books
- C-Span2's Book TV
- Wikipedia Latin Phrases
- Project Gutenberg
- Perseus Digital Library
- Internet Classics Archive
06 December 2006
05 December 2006
Xenophon and Thermopylae hitting mainstream?
|Here's a book review from the NY Sun.|
24 November 2006
|The Economist has an article on Tocqueville here.|
17 November 2006
07 November 2006
Robert Kagan's Dangerous Nation
The October 23, 2006 edition of The New Republic has an article from Robert Kagan. It appears to be a synposis or teaser for his Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. The Wall Street Journal has another. The Carnegie Endowment has a good site for the book's launch. There is a debate with Thomas Friedman.
I mentioned the TNR article to my gym buddy, Dick "Doc" Delgado. Now he blames me for adding history to his usual investment reading. Anyway, he has borrowed Stephen Kinzer's Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq. He is a pretty knowledgeable guy. his interest range from his past vetrenarian career. Based on what he has told me, Kinzer breaks down our Empire-like history into chapters. He likes, and I would agree, how it is structured. Just from his description and a quick puruse at the bookstore, I think it reminds me of The Prince? NPR had a interview. Democracy Now another.
25 October 2006
The End of the Poem, Paul Muldoon
The Economist ran a review of this book of literary analysis. It was a teetering one in that it at once dislikes Muldoon's method, but then admits that his writing makes one laugh.
24 October 2006
Woodward: State of Denial
Just finished Woodward's new book about the Bush Administration. It seems he used parts one and two to set up three.
I made a mistake in assuming that the writing would be great. It is not bad, but lacks something intangible. This is an unfair assessment. On the other hand, it is not as if David McCullough is writing great literature, but his "srotes" flow and engage. This book does not.
With all that said, it is still worth a read. It details much of what the "liberal" perspective has superficially assumed. Its attack is less on Bush than on the Administration. In fact, it convinced me that Bush is not dumb, but merely intellectually lazy (he certainly lacks curisoity...remember that after announcing his presidencial candidacy he still had not bothered to learn the names of major world leaders...)