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Robert's Latest Blogs

Apr.15.2014 - 3:38 pm
The Upside of Down--Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West by Charles Kenny makes the persuasive case that: --Countries like China and India will have larger economies than...
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Apr.10.2014 - 12:12 pm
The Concience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman plays off the title of Barry Goldwater's The Conscience of a Conservative. Although Krugman's book was published in 2007 (Goldwater's...
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Apr.05.2014 - 9:59 am
There are many things that could be written about the French novelist, Raymond Queneu, who died in 1976, but that would detract from the things I want to write about The Sunday of...
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Mar.26.2014 - 3:47 pm
The Trespasser by D. H. Lawrence   I’m not sure about the best way to enjoy writing this comment on D.H. Lawrence’s second novel, The Trespasser.  With Lawrence it seems...
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Comments from Robert

Mar.19.2014 - 4:27 am
In response to: The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
Brenden: I agree with everything you say, especially your central and most compelling point "...the story deicts one '...
Oct.04.2013 - 1:21 pm
In response to: Abduction, Incest and Rape-Part III (of III)
I had not heard of "genetic sexual attraction" but we're now in an age when the distinction between psychological and...
Sep.26.2013 - 7:50 am
In response to: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Achebe says that, and I say it, too.  Fiction is a mode of being when it is being written and when it is being...
Jun.20.2013 - 7:59 am
In response to: The Grandmothers by Doris Lessing
Brendan: Thanks so much. I haven't read "A Sunrise on the Veld," but now I'll be sure to do so. Cheers, Robert
Jun.09.2013 - 3:35 pm
In response to: Blue Nights by Joan Didion
Blue Nights recounts Didion developing that play and seeing it through a run in New York with Redgrave as the actress...

Writing

Published Reviews

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Jun.07.2013
Published by Ralphmag.org
Nights in thePink MotelAn American Strategist'sPursuit of Peace in IraqRobert Earle(Naval Institute Press)Robert Earle arrived in Baghdad in June, 2004 just as the CPA was leaving...