#CVG2019: Is the Handmaid’s Tale Possible

We discuss whether the Handmaid’s Tale could happen? In other words, current events. Continue reading #CVG2019: Is the Handmaid’s Tale Possible

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THE COMBINATIONS WEEK DAY 1: THE COMBINATIONS REVIEW, PART I

Some initial thoughts on The Combinations by Louis Armand. Continue reading THE COMBINATIONS WEEK DAY 1: THE COMBINATIONS REVIEW, PART I

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Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, by Roger Scruton @ NYJB

“Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left” is a no-holds-barred take-down of the modern Left. Continue reading Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, by Roger Scruton @ NYJB

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Hitler Saved My Life: WARNING―This Book Makes Jokes About the Third Reich, the Reign of Terror, World War I, Cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and … Nude Photograph of an Unattractive Man. by Jim Riswold @ NYJB

“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.” Continue reading Hitler Saved My Life: WARNING―This Book Makes Jokes About the Third Reich, the Reign of Terror, World War I, Cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and … Nude Photograph of an Unattractive Man. by Jim Riswold @ NYJB

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The Art of Reviewing: Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays, by Cynthia Ozick

Like Updike, Anthony Burgess, and Vladimir Nabokov, Cynthia Ozick writes reviews with lush prose, each essay a stimulant to those seeking the beautiful interplay of ideas, language, and strong opinions. Continue reading The Art of Reviewing: Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays, by Cynthia Ozick

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The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945, by Nicholas Stargardt @NYJB

“The German War” is an important scholarly achievement in the field of modern German history, and it is written with an epic narrative sweep. Continue reading The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945, by Nicholas Stargardt @NYJB

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