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Past Books of Interest

The Power and the Glory - Graham Greene

Brother to Dragons - Robert Penn Warren

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

The Essential Wallerstein - Immanuel Wallerstein

The Complete Short Stories - Flannery O'Connor

The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli

The Clash of Civilizations - Samuel P. Huntington

Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond

The Worldly Philosophers - Robert L. Heilbroner

Of Paradise and Power - Robert Kagan

The Age of Extremes - Eric Hobsbawm

From Beirut to Jerusalem - Thomas Friedman

The Seekers - Daniel Boorstin

The Cry for Myth - Rollo May

100 Decisive Battles - Paul K. Davis

Murphy's Laws:

1st: Nothing is as easy as it looks.

2nd: Everything takes longer than you think.

3rd: In any field of endeavor, anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

4th: If there is a possibility that several things can go wrong, then the one that will cause the greatest damage will be the one to go wrong.

5th: If anything absolutely can NOT go wrong, it will anyway.

6th: If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.

7th: Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

8th: If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

9th: Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

10th: Mother Nature is a "son-of-a-gun."

11th: It is impossible to make anything foolproof, because fools are so very ingenious.

12th: Things get worse under pressure.


"useless laws weaken the necessary laws" - Baron de Mont.

"He was a rationalist, but he had to confess that he liked the sound of church bells" - Anton Chekhov

"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life" - Boris Pasternak

"The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of" - Blaise Pascal

"A women always has her revenge ready" - Moleire

"Wherever law ends, tyranny begins" - John Lock

"What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Nevermind" - Thomas Hewitt Key

"If god did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him" - Voltaire

"Facts are stubborn things" - John Adams

"You can always spot a well informed man - his views are the same as yours." - Ilua Chase