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Slaying Leviathan is out!

I am happy to announce that my book Slaying Leviathan: The Moral Case for Tax Reform has been released. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. You can order it here. Leslie Carbonejust an ordinary woman choosing to live an extraordinary life RedditShareTweetPin

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“Slaying Leviathan” Available on Amazon

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. I’m happy to announce that my book, Slaying Leviathan: The Moral Case for Tax Reform, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Leslie Carbonejust an ordinary woman choosing to live an extraordinary life RedditShareTweetPin

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Dramatic Irony

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. Reading Lucy Grealy’s Autobiography of a Face, the story of her childhood battle with jaw cancer and the resulting facial disfigurement, is like encountering a strange subset of dramatic irony, where the reader knows what the author doesn’t. The aroma of inculcated shame and self-focus that… Read More Dramatic Irony

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A Precise Mind

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son is in many places marked by the precision of one who sees the connections and disconnections that others often don’t. His comparisons are vibrant: Lena “Horne’s column made her sound like an embittered Eleanor Roosevelt” (p. 61). He is… Read More A Precise Mind

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An Intellectual’s Despair

This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. Elie Wiesel’s Night is an account of shocking horror and how it can turn faith to despair. Mr. Wiesel calls himself “deeply observant”, even as a youth, and it shows in his descriptions: Moishe the Beadle … stayed out of people’s way. His presence bothered no… Read More An Intellectual’s Despair