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  • Politics & Philosophy

    Nothing in the world is more engaging and frightening to me than politics. Aristotle believed that humans were political animals. However, I don't recall him making the claim that they were wise animals. History and current affairs offer much reason to be pessimistic about that.

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  • History

    Here you will find books about many facets of human activity on planet Earth, from prehistoric times to the latest war or social achievement. Some wise person once said, "those who fail to learn about history are likely to repeat it." The implication is: repeating history is not a good thing.

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  • Science & Technology
    Reviews of books that involve science and/or technology, from the ancient Greeks to the Higgs boson, with particular interest in physics and cosmology.
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    3
  • Computers & Programming

    In this category I've collected books on a variety of computer subjects: programming, website design, open-source software, etc.  From my perspective, computers have become such a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives that they deserve study just as much as the other major categories I've included on this site.

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  • Music & Culture

    When I tire of worrying about the sorry state of our political actors and institutions, I like to turn to cultural topics—primarily music. For more years than I like to remember, I've enjoyed both playing and listening to music. Not only does music "sooth the savage beast"—it can also get a penniless traveler a meal and a roof over his head in almost every country in the world, with the possible exception of the USA.

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    2
  • Miscellaneous

    A variety of books and other reviews that don't seem to fit properly in any other category.

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