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Book Review: Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

Sometimes you must wonder if we’re on the verge of a surveillance state. There’s the NSA (and likely many others) closely watching electronic communications. Cameras intended to monitor traffic flow capture far more than that. Public and private places with camera surveillance are ubiquitous. The concern thus raises for individual privacy is a core of […]

Book Review: Flashpoint Trieste: The First Battle of the Cold War by Christian Jennings

From time to time, history books present a stumbling block for readers. Some written by historians, particularly academics, read like they were — well — written by a historian. It’s not just writing style. There’s also that pattern of an opening chapter or introduction telling us what each subsequent chapter talks about, with each subsequent […]

Weekend Edition: 10-28

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

“No Fatties”: When Health Care Hurts (“According to the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, one out of three doctors responds to obesity negatively and associates it with poor hygiene, hostility, dishonesty, and noncompliance, viewing fat patients as ‘lazy, lacking in self-control, non-compliant, unintelligent, weak-willed and dishonest.’”)

Trump […]

Weekend Edition: 10-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

What Are We Doing Here? (“A society is moving toward dangerous ground when loyalty to the truth is seen as disloyalty to some supposedly higher interest.”)

The NFL Is Right, Trump Is Wrong: Dissenting Players Are Patriotic (“Dissent is patriotic, because it affirms that our country is worth […]

Book Review: Justice Failed by Alton Logan with Berl Falbaum

I know from experience that attorney-client privilege plays a big role in a lawyer’s professional life. There’s plenty of times when a client or potential client wanted assurance that I couldn’t tell anyone else what they told me (with limited exceptions). The confidentiality of information is such an important ethical obligation that the American Bar […]

Weekend Edition: 10-14

Bookish Linkage

Have a look at Napoleon’s traveling library

Bookish Lists: best books about Puerto Rico; best Iraqi writing about the war; 9 protest books to read now

Nonbookish Linkage

Birth of a white supremacist

5 ways white people can fight white supremacy

And race remains South Dakota’s third rail

What […]