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I've read a smattering of articles and essays that deal with the philosophy of travel, so I was intrigued when Mary picked up Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves. I picked it up as soon as she finished it. Steves lays out a pretty basic premise: travel to …

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I finished Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book Fooled By Randomness. I'd previously read The Black Swan by him. Even though it's his second book, I would refer it to anyone before Fooled by Randomness. Fooled is a dense book, as close to a philosophical treatise as I will probably ever read. …

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I just finished "The River of Doubt," a history of Theodore Roosevelt's exploration of the unknown River of Doubt (since renamed Roosevelt River). A really great history! After reading McCullough's Mornings on Horseback, I now have an interesting sense of Roosevelt. I've read his biography up until he was 27 …

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I just finished Bob Woodward's in-depth chronology of the lead-up to the Iraq War, Plan of Attack. The book starts in 2001, shortly after a meeting on Afghanistan when Bush asks Rumsfeld to start looking at the current Iraq war plan, and ends on the first day of the war …

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I greatly enjoyed this month's issue of Wired. The content is not live on the webernets yet, but I can recommend most of the issue. Especially: the article about the DOJ's eye on Google the ionosphere controlling HAARP in Alaska that can artificially create Northern Lights beer made from dinosaur-era …

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But no, apparently the publisher changed its mind about offering an electronic edition, and apparently Amazon, whose business lives and dies by publisher happiness, caved. It electronically deleted all books by this author from people’s Kindles and credited their accounts for the price. via pogue.blogs.nytimes.com I love my Kindle, but …

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For all the many classics that showed up on my English Major reading lists, Pride and Prejudice wasn’t ever there.  Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility both were, but this was my first encounter with Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.  Gotta say. I loved it. Maybe it’s the romantic in me, …

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