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Missive #107 Published 9 August 2023

I don't recommend this book but do suggest that you read Chapter 1. If you are still interested then do as the author says; "If you are not interested in mathematical details, by all means skip this chapter [2] and go directly to Part II." OR go to the Conclusion. A lot of mathematical detail in all the chapters plus a profusion of graphs.

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Missive #106 Published 8 August 2023

This book is Deneen's published 1995 PhD Thesis. Therefore, if you decide to read it be prepared to wade through the academic morass. The first and last chapters are not so bad but the middle chapters were way above my pay grade.

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Missive #105 Published 6 August 2023

Created by the bestselling SF novelist Jerry Pournelle, There Will Be War is a landmark science fiction anthology series that combines top-notch military science fiction with factual essays by various generals and military experts on everything from High Frontier and the Strategic Defense Initiative to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. It features some of the greatest military science fiction ever published; many science fiction greats were featured in the original nine-volume series. There Will Be War Volume I is edited by Jerry Pournelle and John F. Carr, and features 23 stories, articles, and poems. 

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Missive #104 Published 4 August 2023

I never watched Tucker on TV because I don't do TV. However, I have read enough about him that what he says in this book came as no surprise and certainly explains why he is no longer at Fox. he attacks the 'elites' in this country and TV provided him with far too much exposure to the 'deplorables'; he had to go.

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Missive #103 Published 3 August 2023

“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?

This was an interesting book. However, it told me far more about neuroscience than I wanted to know. If you can sort of skip over that, unless it does interest you, then I think you could like it also.

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