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A Treason of The Heart by David Pryce Jones

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A Treason of the Heart is an incredibly depressing book, the equivalent of Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities. Both books share the distinction of featuring characters with little, if any, redeeming value. At least Wolfe’s book is fiction. It is about British people who have taken up foreign causes – often in direct conflict with their own country.

It is an interesting book, but it isn’t a lot of fun to read.


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March 17, 2014   No Comments

Russia’s Mouthpiece Gloats That Obama is a Weakling, and Russia Can Turn the US Into a Pile of Nuclear Ash

The following a rough transcription and translation of a popular news program in Russia. I wanted to get this out quickly, so the translation is loose and may have some minor errors, but it’s a reasonable gist of what the man had to say. It’s not every day that the mouthpiece for Russia boasts about being able to turn the US into a pile of radioactive ash.


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March 16, 2014   1 Comment

The Revolt of the Masses By Jose Ortega y Ortega

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This amazing book was printed in Spanish in 1930. An English translation became available in 1932 and the book has been continuously published ever since. This reviewer first read it so long ago that only the sketchiest recollections remained, but enough to realize its relevance today and to reread it.


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March 6, 2014   2 Comments

Views on Current News

A humorous look at recent news.


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March 4, 2014   2 Comments

Symbolic …

Here is some powerful symbolism showing what is happening in Ukraine.


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March 3, 2014   1 Comment

Things Worth Thinking About

Victor Davis Hanson is one of those articulate people that can speak extemporaneously better than most people can write considered prose. For those who don’t have the time to devote to the full interview, we’ve captured some of his thoughts.


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March 3, 2014   2 Comments

Obama Skips National Security Team Meeting on Russia, Ukraine | The Weekly Standard

Don’t worry, our fearless leader, really does care. Even though he can’t be bothered to attend a National Security Meeting on what’s happening in Ukraine. He’s been briefed by ‘it was all because of a video’ Susan Rice.

After all, he did say there would be consequences.


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March 1, 2014   2 Comments

Why We Won’t Talk Honestly About Race By Harry Stein

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In the introduction to Why We Won’t Talk Honestly About Race, the author explains that his aim for writing the book was “to talk honestly about race,” to convey views, however legitimate or widely held, branded as racist by defenders of the status quo and banned from public discourse.


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February 26, 2014   No Comments

The Last Patriot by Brad Thor

The Last Patriot by Brad Thor

The Last Patriot is novel by Brad Thor, and admittedly not the sort of book normally reviewed on WWTFT. That being said, there was a clever tie-in to some things that are regularly covered on WWTFT. For one, President Thomas Jefferson is weaved into the plot as is Captain Isaac Hull, the man famous for sinking HMS Guerriere early in the War of 1812.


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February 25, 2014   No Comments

An Interesting Conversation

I had an interesting conversation today with two friends I’ve made over the past 18 months. One of them is from Ukraine and the other from Russia.

First, some background:

I’ve been brushing up on my Russian for the past 18 months or so, and was fortunate enough to make the acquaintance of these two men early on. They are both extremely gracious and patient with my butchering of their language, and we’ve been able to have many an interesting conversation.


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February 24, 2014   3 Comments