'Books' Archive

Democracy Doesn't Work In Impoverished Nations

September 16th, 2009 / Books, Current Affairs, Newswire / 10 comments

America's got to end its deadly devotion to democracy via Christian Science Monitor Democracy is a messy business, even in wealthy countries. One look at the Tea Party demonstrations proves ...

Elizabeth Clare Prophet Publishes Memoirs

December 24th, 2008 / Books, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Newswire / 18 comments

On the heels of the release of Prophet's Daughter, two of Elizabeth Clare Prophet's children have published the memoirs of their Alzheimer's-stricken mother. Erin Prophet announced the publication today in ...

The Misanthropic Fury of Chris Hedges

March 27th, 2008 / Atheism, Books, Newswire / 1 comment

Ebonmuse at Daylight Atheism recently gave Chris Hedges--author of I Don't Believe in Atheists--a good thumping. Now Chris Swanson has posted another excellent deconstruction of Hedges ridiculous arguments ...
The Al-Qaeda Reader

The Al-Qaeda Reader

August 15th, 2007 / Books, Current Affairs, Religion / 7 comments

I happened upon an amazing interview this morning with Raymond Ibrahim on KPCC / AirTalk with Larry Mantle. Ibrahim has translated and released a number ...
Look Ma, No Ego!

Look Ma, No Ego!

August 3rd, 2007 / Books, Critical Thought, Religion / 24 comments

After my initial recent correspondence with an Eckhart Tolle fan (previous post), I began a dialog with some of my close associates. We were wondering ...
Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution

Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution

July 23rd, 2007 / Books, Religion / Comments Off on Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution

Since roughly 83% of the world's population claims some form of religious adherence, the fact that many of those 5 billion or so adherents do good ...
Twisted: Mark Warren on Hitchens

Twisted: Mark Warren on Hitchens

April 25th, 2007 / Books, Religion / 13 comments

Esquire executive editor Mark Warren's commentary about Christopher Hitchens is all over the map. A masterpiece of post-modernist gobbledygook. A paragon of doublespeak. Warren writes in praise of Christopher Hitchens' ...

The Book List

October 1st, 2006 / Books / 2 comments

I've been tagged by olly over at 10,000 Reasons to Doubt the Fish. So here is my book list: 1. A book that changed your lifeThere were two, ...