An Elegy for Place and Time

An Elegy for Place and Time

On Homesickness: A Plea by Jesse Donaldson. Vandalia Press / West Virginia University Press, 2017. Paperback, 250 pages, $18. Reviewed by Jacob A. Bruggeman Robert Frost once wrote of a poem’s beginnings as “a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a...
The Doctor’s Mask, Removed

The Doctor’s Mask, Removed

Counting Backwards: A Doctor’s Notes on Anesthesia by Henry Jay Przybylo, MD. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2017. Hardcover, 256 pages, $26. Reviewed by Jacob A. Bruggeman On occasion, one can come upon good books by coincidence. An offhand recommendation from a...
Surviving the Robot-Barons

Surviving the Robot-Barons

The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines by Jay W. Richards. Crown Forum, 2018. Hardcover, 209 pages, $23. Reviewed by Jacob Bruggeman College graduates, young professionals, and people making mid-career transitions to other...
The First Church of Cinema

The First Church of Cinema

By Jacob Bruggeman The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere—in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful, there is...
Tipping the State’s Sacred Cows

Tipping the State’s Sacred Cows

The False Promise of Big Government: How Washington Helps the Rich and Hurts the Poor by Patrick M. Garry. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2017. Paperback, 112 pages, $10. Reviewed by Jacob Bruggeman Published in 2017 by University of South Dakota professor Patrick...

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