How Do You Know That? (Ellis Potter, 2016)

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On believing, knowing and finding “Epistemology,” Ellis Potter insists, “is not a disease” (p. 9). It is also not something boring we can ignore.…

Excerpt: Mink River (Bryan Doyle, 2010)

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The Nun’s Funeral The old nun’s funeral was held at dawn, in accordance with her specific wish that her life be celebrated as holy…

Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 (Carlos Eire, 2016)

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A necessary, perilous venture I ordered Carlos Eire’s new book because I am entranced with his earlier one, Waiting for Snow in Havana (2003).…

Mink River (Bryan Doyle, 2010)

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An extraordinary ordinary Neawanaka is a tiny village on the Oregon coast, a place where people have lived longer than the stories tell, on…

St. Augustine on the Just Society

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"It is only in God that human beings find fulfillment and perfection. If they have no sense of God, they have no sense of…

American Gods (Neil Gaiman, 2001)

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A battle of the gods American Gods, by Neil Gaiman is probably the most significant work of fiction I’ve read in the last several…

Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman, 2017)

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Ancient stories from icy terrain When I heard that Neil Gaiman was publishing Norse Mythology (2017), a retelling of the ancient Nordic myths I…

Ambition (Erin McGraw)

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Ambition carries us into terrible places. I don’t understand why it has such a good reputation. People remark that so-and-so is very ambitious, and…

Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen (Linda Heywood, 2017)

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The story of Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen is both fascinating and important. Fascinating because too many of us know too little of…

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (Joby Warrick, 2015)

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The Story of ISIS If you are like me, a great deal of the conflict that roils the Middle East is rather unclear. Perhaps…