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Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery

Fogel, R. (1994). W ithout Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery. New York: Norton & Company. Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery , written by Robert Fogel, is essential a history...More

Political Satire "New York Brain" Reviewed by Satisfied Reader R. Willson

New York is a naked metropolis of eleven million people, and Stansfield Kaplan is more than just an ordinary denizen of the city, but a modern man-about-town, a sincere young gentleman from Brooklyn with a mean pair of hands that...More

Book Review: The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

In the weeks leading up to the 2012 Presidential election it was nearly impossible to not hear the name Nate Silver. His projections of the election came to dominate the news cycle and he himself became the subject of the...More

Book Review: Entrepreneurial Nation by Ro Khanna

Four days before the 2012 Presidential election one enduring mantra from both candidates has been “jobs, jobs, jobs.” With unemployment in the U.S. hovering around 8%, the big question is how to get people back to work. Ro Khanna, a...More


Book Discussion Group: The Politicus book discussion group is for anyone interested in discussing books and movies involving politics. - Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00pm (Nov 19th 2012) - Books and movies are chosen by you!...More
The Price of Inequality

Book Review: The Price of Inequality by Joseph Stiglitz

The rhetoric of free markets and smaller government is at the forefront of American political debate and has sunk deeply into the consciousness of most American citizens, this even after the 2008 financial crisis which could be argued as the...More

Book Review: The Rude Guide to Mitt by Alex Pareene

It struck me only after finishing the eBook and skimming it for notes that The Rude Guide To Mitt was dedicated to Seamus. Oblivious to the allusion during my initial read, the irony of the dedication seemed fitting in retrospect...More

Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Erik Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin is worth reading if only for the utterly surrealistic Chapter 42, “Hermann’s Toys”, which recounts a Sunday afternoon at Carinhall. Hermann Goring entertains a...More

Book Review: The Rent is Too Damn High by Matt Yglesias

Generally, our living situation plays a very large role in life. Location, rent, transportation, and probably most important, with whom we share our space with are all personal factors that drive our housing decisions and circumstances. Yet, along with the...More

Book Review: How The End Begins by Ron Rosenbaum

The title, How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III , could not be more ominous or, depending on your perspective on nuclear weapons, alarmist. Author Ron Rosenbaum has a definitive point of view about the...More