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Ocean Fail vs. Space Fail: Is America the New China (Circa 1492)?

Speculating about counterfactuals is always dicey, but historians have long noted that, over the past 600 years, the course of human events might well have played out starkly different if China, in the 1400s, had not been so isolationist and uninterested in ocean … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It: Welcome to Laredo, Texas! 250,000 People, Zero Bookstores!

This was in the Los Angeles Times a couple of months back: Laredo, Texas, is set to become the largest U.S. city without a bookstore. The B. Dalton in the Mall del Norte, owned by parent company Barnes & Noble, is … Continue reading

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