Month: May 2017

Book Review: Sam Quinones, Dreamland–The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Economy Modern Culture & Reviews Uncategorized

Book Review: Sam Quinones, Dreamland–The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

From `Dreamland’ to Nightmare in One Generation Sam Quinones, Dreamland–The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic New York; Bloomsbury Press, 2015 by George Canning “Dreamland.”  The very name invokes the Earthly paradise of cities and suburbs of yesteryear, and journalist Sam Quinones begins his “True Tale” with a prefatory chapter […]

New Attack on Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine leaders Dr. Natalia Vitrenko and Vladimir Marchenko
International Affairs World

New Attack on Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine leaders Dr. Natalia Vitrenko and Vladimir Marchenko

On Victory over Fascism Day, May 9, Neo-Nazi “National Corps” (former Azov Battalion unit) staged new attack on Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine leaders Dr. Natalia Vitrenko and Vladimir Marchenko May 12—Early Tuesday morning, as the USA, Canada, and European countries had celebrated V-E Day (May 8), the 72nd anniversary […]

Economy History Modern Culture & Reviews

Book Review: George Washington’s Vision for Foreign and Domestic Peace and Prosperity

By Nancy Spannaus First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His—and the Nation’s—Prosperity Edward G. Lengel Da Capo Press, Boston, 2016, 280 pp. February 2017–As director of the Washington Papers documentary editing project at the University of Virginia, author Edward G. Lengel has been working for 20 years on the extensive […]

Economy History Modern Culture & Reviews

Don’t Get Your History from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”!

By Nancy Spannaus Hamilton: The Revolution Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter Grand Central Publishing, 2016, 288 pages. March 2017—It is quite possible, as great philosophers have pointed out, for a misguided or totally erroneous action to have positive consequences. So might be the case with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash Broadway hit […]