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Dogs – “On the Wealth of Nations”, P.J. O’Rourke

May 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Humanism, Philosophy, Quotes

“Nobody,” Adam Smith wrote in Wealth, “ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog.

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Mine Dogs – “Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943” – Antony Beevor

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments · War, WW2

Several German Panzer divisions also encountered a new form of unconventional weapon during this fighting. They found Russian dogs running towards them with a curious-looking saddle holding a load on top with a short upright stick. At first the panzer troops thought they must be first-aid dogs, but then they realised that the animals had […]

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Revising Dreams for Coco – “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” – Amy Chua

February 27th, 2012 · No Comments · China

It didn’t upset me that I had revised my dreams for Coco—I just wanted her to be happy. I had finally come to see that Coco was an animal, with intrinsically far less potential than Sophia and Lulu. Although it is true that some dogs are on bomb squads or drug-sniffing teams, it is perfectly […]

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