Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Book Review: 'Field of Valor' by Matthew Betley

Field of Valor (Logan West, #3)

Painting of the Day: 'A Meadow Flower' by John White Alexander



A Meadow Flower by John White Alexander, 1911

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[T]he enforcement of public opinion depends on our appreciation of the approbation and disapprobation of others; and this appreciation is founded on our sympathy, which it can hardly be doubted was originally developed through natural selection as one of the most important elements of the social instincts.
Charles Darwin 

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It has often and confidently been asserted, that man's origin can never be known: but ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Painting of the Day: 'An Idle Moment' by John White Alexander




An Idle Moment by John White Alexander, 1885

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[W]e are not here concerned with hopes or fears, only with the truth as far as our reason allows us to discover it.
Charles Darwin 

Book Review: 'The Winter Sisters' by Tim Westover

The Winter Sisters by Tim Westover

Sunday, September 15, 2019

'Cotto/Gottfried': The Koch Brothers: 'Kochland' author Christopher Leonard separates fact from fiction

The Koch Brothers stand as the most divisive sibling duo in contemporary America. Chances are, though, that neither their fans or foes truly understand how these men worked to build a massive network of political influence and why they chose to do so. Christopher Leonard, bestselling author of 'Kochland,' joins us on this episode of 'Cotto/Gottfried' to state the facts about Harold and David Koch as well as to consider what impact they had -- still have, really -- on American life.  

'Kochland' at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kochland-History-Industries-Corporate-America/dp/1476775389

See more 'Cotto/Gottfried' episodes here: https://wtcgcottogottfried.blogspot.com/

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I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!

Barry Goldwater, Republican National Convention, 1964

Book Review: 'The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory' by Andrew Bacevich


Friday, September 13, 2019

Painting of the Day: 'Erato at Her Lyre' by John William Godward

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Erato at Her Lyre by John William Godward
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Two kings. Two princes. One queen. The true story of five aristocrats separated by time, culture, and circumstance -- all of them bound to the United States by accidents of history and left to hope for a tomorrow better than today. Prepare for a vision of the American Dream as few others have ever seen it. 

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Our republic and its press will rise or fall together.
Joseph Pulitzer