Archive for the 'Books' Category

‘We’ll see. We couldn’t help her any more than we have, she’s gotten just a free ride so far from the media; we’re the biggest ones promotin’ her campaign’

Friday, October 21st, 2016

CNN news reader Chris Cuomo admitted it on camera, TWO YEARS AGO, on June 9, 2014, when the cable network started boosting Hillary (even before she’d officially announced her latest candidacy) by giving free coverage to the launch of the latest book the Marxist wealth-redistributor supposedly “wrote,” the snoozefest “Hard Choices: A Memoir” (this one […]

The endorsement is not necessarily for the policies of Trump, but for ‘the process’ of Trump

Friday, July 29th, 2016

A lonely voice in long-socialist (and thus long-declining) Britain, Sean Gabb is often worth a look. Recently, he steered readers to Ilana Mercer’s latest book, on The Donald:

The right to secede

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

I’ve been reading in Thomas DiLorenzo’s 2012 hardback from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, “Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government.” The book features brief summary chapters, with useful references, from the Loyola University economics professor, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and member of the Mont Pelerin Society, weighing in on such topics as […]

‘We’d be discarding them, anyway’

Friday, February 19th, 2016

The Library of Congress announced a few years back that it will now archive the collected works of Twitter, the cell-phone text messaging service, whose users currently send a daily flood of 55 million messages, none containing more than 140 characters.

Another hour with Ernie

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Vin spent another 90 minutes on the air with Ernest Hancock in Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday (Jan. 20.) The subject of The Miskatonic Manuscript came up, along with the Drug War (of course); the unfounded claim that the federal government “owns” 53 percent of the state of Oregon; the mandatory government youth propaganda camps (“public schools”) […]

A journey that challenges our sensibilities

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Doug French, former president of the Mises Institute, posts a new review of The Miskatonic Manuscript at https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/01/doug-french/taking-drug-war/ .

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 4

Monday, January 4th, 2016

(This is the fourth part of a week-long Q&A with Vin about his new novel, “The Miskatonic Manuscript,” continuing the adventures of rare books sleuths Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens, this time carrying them far beyond peaceful Providence, Rhode Island. The Q&A series begins here.)

The Miskatonic Manuscript, reviews part 3

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Following a slow Christmas week, when most folks presumably had other things to do, additional reviews of The Miskatonic Manuscript are starting to flow in.

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 3

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

  (This follows part two in our week-long Q&A with Vin about his new novel, “The Miskatonic Manuscript.” Part two is here.) Q: It’s interesting how many people seem to judge a book by its cover. Many people, looking at the Testament of James cover art, assume it’s a religious tract. Others, reacting to the […]

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 2

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Q: Some readers may object to the role played by psychedelic drugs in this series. It seems to me that you strike a middle ground somewhere between “recreational” use and “therapeutic” use, where the drugs serve a purpose in enabling the characters to navigate among various dimensions, or to ascertain hidden truth, vision-quest style. How […]