Ex Libris: Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

“Two centuries ago, Napoleon warned, ‘Let China sleep; when she wakes, she will…
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At Rest

One of the many benefits of traveling South Carolina is discovering locations steeped…
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From Mule Power to Horsepower

Tractors have for decades been a major part of South Carolina’s agrarian culture…
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Et Cetera: Driving a Plow

Before horsepower meant something under a tractor hood, primarily mules, but sometimes actual…
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Ex Libris: The Winter Fortress

Imagine the horror if Germany, under Adolf Hitler, had developed the atomic bomb…
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Ex Libris – On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature

In C. S. Lewis’ essay “On Stories,” readers are given the opportunity to…
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Ex Libris: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The end of school and beginning of summer always brings many exhilarating anticipations…
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Ex Libris: Murder as a Fine Art

Thomas De Quincey, made famous by his controversial Confessions of an Opium-Eater, was…
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Defining Carolina

On any map of South Carolina, there are a surprising number of French…
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Ex Libris: Twelfth Night, or What You Will

It is immensely satisfying to discover the original source for a well-known quote…
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Delivered by Hand

As the years go by, the use of personalized paper products seems to…
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Ex Libris: Emily Dickinson’s Poems – As She Preserved Them

Emily Dickinson has always been one of my favorite poets. Her words, her…
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