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The Books: “The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn”

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: The next book on my culture bookshelf is: The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn, by Diane Ravitch. This book made me so angry I had a hard time finishing … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” (Malcolm Gladwell)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next book in my culture bookshelf: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , by Malcolm Gladwell. I loved this book. Of course I did. That’s why it’s in … Continue reading

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The Books: “Dot.Con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era” ( John Cassidy)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next book in my culture bookshelf is: Dot.con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era , by John Cassidy. The title pretty much says it all. This is the … Continue reading

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The Books: “Vamps and Tramps” (Camille Paglia)

Next book in my Daily Excerpt: Next book on my culture bookshelf is: Vamps & Tramps: New Essays , by Camille Paglia. I think this might be my favorite of her books – even beating out Sexual Personae: Art and … Continue reading

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The Books: “Sex, Art, and American Culture” (Camille Paglia)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt. Onward into my ‘cultural commentary’ section. Next book is Sex, Art, and American Culture: Essays , by Camille Paglia. This is a collection of her essays. The topics range from: Madonna, to date … Continue reading

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The Books: “All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty” (P.J. O’Rourke)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt. Onward into my ‘cultural commentary’ section. Next book is All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty, by P.J. O’Rourke. I love … Continue reading

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The Books: “In Defense of Elitism” (William A. Henry III)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: Okay, done with true crime section. Now we move into what I vaguely call my “culture” section. Any of my books that have anything to with cultural commentary go here. We’ve got Camille … Continue reading

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