The K-12 Implosion deals with the problem of an increasingly expensive and poor performing American educational system. It is a brief collation of facts and analysis about the state of American Education. It is only 38 pages of clear prose, written in large type. The K-12 implosion doesn’t necessarily provide answers to the problems facing the nation’s schools, but does document why things are the way they are and offers a range of ideas which will undoubtedly be tried to resolve the issues.
May 2, 2013 No Comments
Simon Winchester’s short biography of two interesting men who were key in the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, is put together in a style reminiscent of that employed in The Knife Man, by Wendy Moore. As one might expect in a book in which the story revolves around the creation of a dictionary, each chapter is prefaced with a word and it’s definition. The word in each case pertains to a theme in the chapter. It’s interesting because the reason for the choice of word is not always readily evident until the reader is well into the chapter. This is a small thing, but for bibliophiles, it’s a nice touch, and one can appreciate the care that went into the organization and layout of the book.
April 17, 2013 No Comments
Does this guy get around, or what?
This time it’s on the Christopher Mantei Show. The good stuff (Curtice) starts at 18:00 mark and runs thru 42:00.
April 14, 2013 No Comments
Our very own Curtice Mang offers his thoughts on the Republican Party, Benghazi, and the Constitution.
April 12, 2013 3 Comments
If you’re an aficionado of British naval history, a Patrick O’Brian fan, or both, you shouldn’t pass up this book by historian Chris Ware. Ware meticulously researched the life and times of his unfortunate subject, Admiral John Byng.
April 8, 2013 No Comments
It’s been entirely too long since I’ve posted one of these.
The Lonely Conservative | Cities And States Racking Up Debt With No Say From The Taxpayers
The Arizona Conservative | Party Donors Warn of Dire Consequences
March 31, 2013 2 Comments
Here’s a bit of cheer. Victor Davis Hanson is a smart guy. Here’s hoping he’s correct in this analysis.
March 25, 2013 No Comments
Our very own Curtice Mang will be on with the good folks at The Right War on FTR Radio on Wednesday, 3/13, at 11:00 pm EST, 8:00 pm PST (that’s 8:00 pm Arizona too) talking about his book.
March 13, 2013 No Comments
In a story that broke on Tuesday, the legal standard known as “arbitrary and capricious” was used to describe the nanny impulses of New York’s Mayor in his recent campaign to protect New Yorker’s from their own inclinations, by banning large sodas.
March 13, 2013 No Comments
Dr. Newmyer’s recent book on the treason trial of Aaron Burr is a densely packed, extremely well-written analysis of one of the most important trials in American history. Ironically, it is a trial that the vast majority of Americans probably have absolutely no knowledge of.
March 11, 2013 No Comments