Even a pseudo-intellectual knows investigators need access to all the available information if they’re to draw proper conclusions about events — either large or small.
The November 1963 assassination in Dallas, Tex., of President John F. Kennedy was one of the most consequential acts in American history, and questions about what occurred and why loomed large in the public mind.
One need not be a genius, or even a pseudo-intellectual, to know that war is hell — the body counts speak for themselves.
But having an understanding is one thing, and being buried in the grim details is quite another.
War is, indeed, hell, and the men who fight often are ordinary G.I. Joes trapped in extraordinary circumstances.
No pseudo-intellectual would ever want to go overboard in praise of a mere book.
But Daniel Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat, Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” a true story about the University of Washington’s championship rowing team, takes top honors in my reading competition.
But is that really a good idea? The New York Times' David Brooks says no, not because he cares if some people smoke, but because he says a healthy society cannot be built on the backs of dopers.
Jim’s Pseudo-Intellectual Book Club — Volume LIX
Strap on your seat belt. You’ll need it because the latest recommendation from this pseudo-intellectual will take you to the flak-filled skies above Nazi Germany, where survival is a such a long shot that it can depend on a little professional courtesy from a German fighter pilot.
A budding superstar who's been charged with murder, NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez
lived a double life. A profile from Rolling Stone explain.
The reason that truly compelling personal stories are few and far between is because they border on the incomprehensible — seemingly more fiction than fact.
Louis Zamperini’s story was, unfortunately, all fact — triumph and then tragedy, despair and ... well, you’ve got to read it to believe it.
Is there a doctor in the house? If so, don’t let him near the patient.
That’s the essence of the story surrounding the 1881 assassination of President James Garfield, who had been in office for roughly three months when he was felled by an assassin’s bullet. The bullet to Garfield’s back wasn’t the major problem, Garfield’s doctors were.
Deadspin broke the story of the non-death of Manti T'eo's fictional girlfriend.