.It is one argument of this book that the Western way of war is grounded not merely in technological supremacy but in an entire array of political, social and cultural institutions that are responsible for military advantages well beyond the possession of sophisticated weapons.
Month: January 2023
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Books – Eric Foner – Historian of the Civil War & Reconstruction
Eric Foner The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War A significant reevaluation of the causes of the Civil War, Foner’s study looks beyond the North’s opposition to slavery and its emphasis upon preserving the Union… Continue reading Books – Eric Foner – Historian of the Civil War & Reconstruction
Book – Soul of Battle – Victor Hanson
Never in history human conflict have such vast democratic infantry forces wrought such havoc and then dispersed among the consensual culture that fielded them.
Cascoly Recipes from Asia
Inspired by travels in China & Southeast Asia. India is covered in a separate post. Asian cuisine is probably the most varied in the world, especially when you include Indian. From mild Mandarin to hot and spicy Hunan and Szechuan, you’ll find something to your taste. And then you can explore the variations in Southeast… Continue reading Cascoly Recipes from Asia
Book – Gore Vidal – Inventing a Nation
Shortness doesn’t prevent Vidal from presenting many arguments that are vital to today’s national politics. Conservatives’ knee-jerk reactions in reviews are amusing since much of the discussion in the book is of ideas any true conservative should hold as core values!
Cascoly Book Reviews – Travel, History & Science
Over many decades, my reading has followed many interests – here are highlights.
Cooking and Recipes from Around the World
As in all my travel posts, I concentrate on places I’ve actually been, so a perhaps unusual coverage reflects our particular interests and opportunities
On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
It always amazes that so many Americans refuse to accept the fact of evolution, a century and a half after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. I just finished reading Origin a few months ago, and it’s still a fascinating book, though of course many of the details have changed. The full title… Continue reading On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Promoting Your Photography in an Ever-Changing World
So you’d like to earn some money to pay for your photography habit? First, there’s the professional route – photographing wedding, events, etc. That’s beyond my scope here. For the aspiring photographer there are several other non-exclusive paths — microstock photography, personal websites & POD (print-on-demand) sites Stock photography refers to a collection of photographs,… Continue reading Promoting Your Photography in an Ever-Changing World