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The New Jim Crow | Reflections & Notes

March 27, 2017

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Michelle Alexander.┬áThe New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2010. (312 pages) Reflections For anyone with even a scosh of compassionate humanity, reading this will be difficult, perhaps causing at times outbursts of screaming at the pages, or a walking away from the book out of mere frustration and […]

The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls | Notes

March 2, 2017

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Hershel Shanks.┬áThe Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Biblical Archaeology Society, 1998. (246 pages) INTRODUCTION Between the early 1950s and 1956, archaeologists and bedouin vied with one another to find more scrolls, and eventually a library of over eight hundred different manuscripts were recovered. (xiii) Beginning in 1953, an international team of young […]