Ben Butera

The Obesity Code

I wanted to take a moment and share information on a new book I just finished called The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung. It was recommended to me not because I struggle with my weight, but because I deal

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Disappointment by the Book

Another damned thick book! Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Eh, Mr. Gibbon? Prince William upon being presented by Gibbon with a copy of a volume in Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire     My co-blogger Darwin Catholic has an

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A Catholic Ghost Story

What are Catholics to make of supernatural phenomena? and ghosts in particular? There is little question that the Catholic Church believes in the reality of the spiritual realm — St. Paul in Ephesians speaks of “our wrestling is not against

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Going Rogue

A guest post by Paul Zummo, originally posted at his blog, The Cranky Conservative. It’s probably not a good idea generally to buy a book out of spite, but in some ways that is precisely what I did when I

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Book Review: Valkyrie

Valkyrie, The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by its Last Member is a fascinating book, though not primarily for reading about the Valkyrie plot itself. Other books have been written specifically about the plot, and I would imagine

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Book Review: Empires of Trust (Part II)

[Empires of Trust, review Part I] Review of: Empires of Trust: How Rome Built–and America Is Building–a New World My apologies for taking so long to get back with a second part to this review. In the first installment, I

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Book Review: Empires of Trust (Part I)

It may seem like overkill to write a multi-part book review, but historian Thomas F. Madden’s new Empires of Trust: How Rome Built–and America Is Building–a New World explores a thesis I’ve been interested in for some time, which has

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