Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

The Treasure of Treasures

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Lately I’ve been enjoying, bit by bit, the Cohen Film Collection’s restoration of D.W. Griffith’s  “Intolerance,” which is available to stream via Hulu Plus. (It’s also available on Blu-Ray.) I’ve seen the movie many times, but … Continue reading

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Book Journal 2: Anarchism and Anthropology

Paleo Retiree writes: “Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play” by James C. Scott. I love the work of the Yale prof James C. Scott and consider him in a class with … Continue reading

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“The Classical Language of Architecture” by John Summerson

Blowhard, Esq. writes: PR recommended this one to me and I found it to be a great little intro to classical building. The book is actually the transcript of six talks that Summerson, an architectural historian, gave on the BBC in … Continue reading

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Book Journal 1: Classical Liberalism and Gold

Paleo Retiree writes: “The Law” by Frédéric Bastiat. Alas, I came to this book too late in my poli-sci education. No disrespect meant, let alone any quarrels with its status as a classic of the libertarian tradition, but it didn’t advance any … Continue reading

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It’s a Crazy Book and I Didn’t Mean to Write It…

Glynn Marshes writes: I did not know this. Another major, and separate contribution to the confusion surrounding the Celts was begun in 1944 by one of the greatest modern English poets and historical novelists, Robert Graves. In three weeks during … Continue reading

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Manon Lescaut, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: She done him so, so wrong. L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut is a scandalous novella written in 1731 by Abbé Antoine François Prévost. Frequently banned and censored, it’s the story of a bourgeois … Continue reading

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Feature Writing House Style, Cont.

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Way back here, PR had some fun with the New Yorker’s style when it comes to article ledes, which he summarized thusly: On a date that’s peculiarly specific, and in a sentence that uses more commas than … Continue reading

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