Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 3 – Constitution

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham’s Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [L.Q. cover, quotes, and images are from Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: Democracy, except where noted.] [Click or right-click on a photo may give the option to open it separately.] [NEW to Lapham's … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2020: DEMOCRACY – Pt. 3 – Constitution

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2015: Foreigners

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] [Some of LQ’s contents are available free.] [All photos or web clips are of pages in the Foreigners issue of L.Q., except Pogo of course.] Superb, excellent, outstanding.  These are my most-used adjectives for things that are such … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2015: Foreigners

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2008: About Money, partial review two and last

[CATEGORIES: Literature, Lapham's Quarterly, Reading, Book Review] [Click HERE to see my previous posts reviewing or referencing Lapham's Quarterly.] My reading of this issue continues.  As noted in partial review one About Money is becoming one of my favorite issues of Lapham's Quarterly. "Money, to be sure, of itself is of no use, for its only use is … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2008: About Money, partial review two and last

The History of Standard Oil

...by Ida M. Tarbell.  The "muckraker". Book review time.  Commentary actually, a real review would be too much work.  Checklist: Here I sit, laptop in lap.  Check. I'm sipping leftover Lipizzan Port from the Greystone Vineyards in Palidsade, Colorado that m'lady and I opened and consumed the greater share of many weeks ago. Check.  (It's … Continue reading The History of Standard Oil

The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction)

I recently read The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction).  This short book is a great overview of some of the 19th Century capitalists that built America and contributed to raising the standard of living.  Contrary to popular opinion, many of them came from humble roots and worked to build their … Continue reading The Myth of the Robber Barons by Burton C. Folsom Jr. (non-fiction)