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Missive #159 Published 14 November 2023

This is the sequel to the authors Dopesick. I don't think is was quite as good but is a well done 'reporters' style book. She has a couple other books that I think are are not drug related that I'll read plus one more that is a continuation of the story of one person from Dopesick.

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Missive #158 Published 12 November 2023

Continuing The Anti-Federalist Papers

Agrippa VII
by James Winthrop

To the People

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Missive #157 Published 11 November 2023

I don't think they were 'agrarians', they may have been born in an agrarian culture but they were all academics and writers. In these essays they were anti-industrial and pro-individualist but wrote with an academic tone, for the most part, not as 'someone of the soil'.

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Missive #156 Published 10 November 2023


I was disappointed. I was expecting to find something about inflammatory diseases, psoriasis in particular, but there was nothing about inflammation in the book. It is a short book and has some good information that makes you think about what you are eating. You will find out what is good for you through trial and error.

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Missive #155 Published 8 November 2023

Kirkus focuses on the first essay in this collection which was good. There are also the three essays that I read before included which are also good; the others that are included are rather hit and miss. I started reading "I'll Take My Stand" before reading this book and have not finished it but have not been favorably impressed.

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Missive #154 Published 6 November 2023

If you have been paying attention to the News then you will not learn much from this book. It is not very long so it is a quick read with about one third of the pages devoted to End Notes. The author does provide a slant to the News that you don't get from the Mainstream Media. For that reason it is a suggested read.

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Missive #153 Published 5 November 2023

Continuing The Federalist Papers.

Federalist No. 7
The Same Subject Continued: Concerning Dangers from Dissensions Between the States
Author: Alexander Hamilton
To the People of the State of New York

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Missive #152 Published 4 November 2023

Drawing from history, psychology, and anthropology, bestselling author Sebastian Junger shows us just how at odds the structure of modern society is with our tribal instincts, arguing that the difficulties many veterans face upon returning home from war do not stem entirely from the trauma they’ve suffered, but also from the individualist societies they must reintegrate into.

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Missive #151 Published 3 November 2023

7. Nasruddin’s Donkey Crosses the Stream...

Only three essays in this small book that are available in his other books of collected essays. Only selected it to read because of its publication date.

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Missive #150 Published 2 November 2023

This book is not as entertaining as was Innocents but it does provide a lot of historical information. It also provides some good information about Mark Twain. In some instances contradicting what you might read elsewhere. In this book he writes that he was editor for the Territorial Enterprise but in the language of his day that meant he was a reporter, he was only the 'managing editor' for one week and didn't like it at all.

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