Book Review: Miami, A Survivor’s Tale, by Frank Abrams

Frank Abrams relates, in stark detail, how Miami, once a safe and pleasant tourist mecca for northerners seeking relief from winter ice and snow, became a noisy, polluted, crowded, gridlocked, politically corrupt and crime-ridden dystopia in two generations. Abram’s style is folksy and anecdotal. The anecdotes come one after another in rapid succession and result [...]

Book Review: The Party is Over by Mike Lofgren

Polybius, the Greek historian

For who is so worthless or indolent as not to wish to know by what means and under what system of polity the Romans in less than fifty-three years have succeeded in subjecting nearly the whole inhabited world to their sole government, a thing unique in history? Or who again is there so passionately devoted [...]