Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wednesday book roundup:
  • I believe we are in real need of critical reinterpretations of World War II; like this one. It seems to hold true that the victors write the histories, and American textbooks are in many ways bloated with bias. Although Norman Davies is British, he seems to have a singularly good grasp of the Eastern European perspective. We learn from history when we analyze the facts, not our perception of them. Fascinating, to be sure, but don't get your hopes up too high: it's $55.00.
  • This one promises an interesting, scholarly discussion on morality and economics. The author, a Catholic, examines the socio-economic dimensions of his faith and combines these observations with a defense of the free market. It's a much more economical book, in more ways than one.

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