Tag Archive: Book Reviews

Book Review: We Who Dared to Say No to War

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We Who Dared to Say No to War:  American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now  Murray Polner and Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Basic Books, 2007, PB; 352 pages; $16.95 What do Abraham Lincoln, Pat Buchanan, Helen Keller, John Quincy Adams, George McGovern, and Daniel Webster have in common? All were anti-war advocates (at least Lincoln was …

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Book Review: “Nero’s Killing Machine”

The ancient historian Flavius Josephus wrote admiringly of the Roman legionnaires’ fighting excellence: “Their perfect discipline welds the whole into a single body; so compact are their ranks, so alert their movements in wheeling, so quick their ears for orders, their eyes for signals, their hands for tasks.” His observations were more than academic — as …

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Book Review: Suicide of a Superpower

Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? by Patrick J. Buchanan Thomas Dunne Books, NY, 2011; 480pgs, $29.95 The popular left-wing pundits are breathlessly weighing-in: Salon.com asserts Pat Buchanan’s new book is “a crazy mashup of stereotypes and paranoia;” DailyKos.com calls it a “racist screed;” and, not to be out-done, BlackVoicesNews.com claims it is …

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