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Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Blog, Book Reviews, Politics | 4 comments

What’s a “Marxist?” Perhaps Not What You Think




Karl Marx wasn’t a political fanatic, nor was he an extremist.  Certainly not when you examine his writings.  In fact, back in his day, Marx is what we’d now call a social commentator. He wrote about politics, economics, and world events. Since television “talking heads” didn’t exist back then, Marx instead scribed his ideas.  Those views were published in newspapers and periodicals, including even some based in the United States.  He also wrote a few notable books, which weren’t particularly well-received when they were initially written, another way of saying Marx was way ahead of his time.

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Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Blog, Movie Reviews, Politics | 0 comments

Gore Vidal and the United States of Amnesia




Gore Vidal had style.

He once famously wrote, “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to do, and not giving a damn.”

The controversial writer and perpetual protagonist certainly knew who he was.  He knew precisely what he wanted to do.  And there’s little doubt that he didn’t give a damn what others either said or thought.  It matters not where you’re positioned on the political map — one has to admire that feisty spirit.

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Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Blog, Book Reviews, General Poker, Video 1 | 1 comment

The Ten Most Important Poker Strategy Books and Why Each is Special


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Visit PokerNews at the link HERE to read this article in its entirety.

Following my article titled “The 10 Most Important Poker Books and Why They’re Essential,” PokerNews asked me to compose a similar list of books, this time exclusively dedicated to strategy.

In other words, my latest task was to select the most important strategy books ever written from the many hundreds of texts which have been published.

Before I proceed further, an explanation of the criteria I used in the selection process is warranted.

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