The Worthy House

Reality-focused writings, often on history, politics, and human flourishing in a post-liberal future.

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Reviewed "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," an oral history of the ultra-talented Warren Zevon, warts and all. (The written version of this review was first published February 23, 2019. Written versions, ...
September 16, 2019
Thoughts on a dense classic. (The written version of this review was first published February 23, 2019. Written versions, in web and PDF formats, are available here.)
September 13, 2019
A turn away from current events, to long-ago events, still relevant today. (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, can be found here.)
September 10, 2019
Reviewed William I. Hitchcock's "The Age of Eisenhower." Short version of the review: Eisenhower OK but defective; 1950s good; Baby Boomers bad. (The written version of this review was first publish...
September 9, 2019
I wanted to learn about Singapore, where limited democracy works. But I didn't learn much from this book. (The written version of this review was first published February 13, 2019. Written versions,...
September 7, 2019
Some thoughts, mostly grouchy, on the habit of Republicans to betray. Not a new phenomenon, as this book shows. But a fatal one. (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, ca...
September 5, 2019
This book is earnest and valuable, but completely inadequate and gap-filled. (The written version of this review was first published February 12, 2019. Written versions, in web and PDF formats, are...
September 3, 2019
Wilhelm Röpke's 1960 "A Humane Economy" offered prescriptions for combining free markets with necessary limits.  Valuable thoughts in today's flux.  (The written version of this review was first ...
August 31, 2019
Why Venice, interesting of itself, has much to say to us today.  (The written version of this review was first published January 31, 2019. Written versions, in web and PDF formats, are available h...
August 29, 2019
For a century, we have been subjected to ugly architecture. How did we get here, and what can be done about it? (The written version of this review, in web, PDF, and ebook formats, can be found here....
August 27, 2019

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