Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Review: Une religion sans dieu : les droits de l’homme contre l’Évangile

Une religion sans dieu : les droits de l’homme contre l’Évangile Une religion sans dieu : les droits de l’homme contre l’Évangile by Jean-Marc Berthoud
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Comme d’habitude, un excellent étude de M. Berþoud, récuperant diverſes opinions & informations bien fondées mais oubliées du grand public. L’incluſion d’un annexe sûr la franc-maçonnerie ſurprend, mais c’eſt un atout intéreßant.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Review: Jacques Ellul et l’impossible dialectique entre Marx et Calvin et un aperçu de son exégèse et de son éthique

Jacques Ellul et l’impossible dialectique entre Marx et Calvin et un aperçu de son exégèse et de son éthique Jacques Ellul et l’impossible dialectique entre Marx et Calvin et un aperçu de son exégèse et de son éthique by Jean-Marc Berthoud
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Très pertinante analyse de la penſée d’Ellul. À la fin, l’auteur semble perdre ſa patience avec les abſurdes de ſon ſujet, mais au millieu il venait de reconnaître ſa compréhenſion des bonnes qualités trouvées entre des abſurdes, & qui font d’Ellul une lecture éßentielle pour comprendre les ſiécles XIX, XX & XXIème.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: La Société du spectacle

La Société du spectacle La Société du spectacle by Guy Debord
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Intéreßant comme témoin d’une idéologie dépaßée, mais außi une des meilleures critiques marxistes du léninisme, d’un point de vue soviétique (mais pas de l’Union « soviétique », faußement ainsi nomée ; vraiment celui de conseils d’ouvriers idéaux).

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review: Jean Amos Comenius (1592-1670) et les sources de l'idéologie pédagogique – L'inspirateur des réformes scolaires modernes

Jean Amos Comenius (1592-1670) et les sources de l'idéologie pédagogique – L'inspirateur des réformes scolaires modernes Jean Amos Comenius (1592-1670) et les sources de l'idéologie pédagogique – L'inspirateur des réformes scolaires modernes by Jean-Marc Berthoud
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

Eßentiel pour les protestants qui ſ’intéreßent à l’éducation — ça veut dire preſque tous.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review: La parole humiliée

La parole humiliée La parole humiliée by Jacques Ellul
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ce livre eſt un defi. Un manifeſte iconoclaſte du fin du XXème, par un auteur néoorthodoxe mais d’un saveur réformé. Je le récommenderais à tous mes amis réformés, même en ſachant que les idiosyncraſies de l’auteur arrivent au criminel — notamment dans ſon ſupport à l’avortement, pas seulement idéologique mais pratique. En tout cas, en ſachant que nous ſommes ſauvés para la grâce, & que nous ſommes tous des pecheurs & des hérétiques, j’ai le espoir de luir retrouver au Ciel.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Review: Faith + Wellness: Resisting the State Control of Healthcare by Restoring the Priestly Calling of Doctors

Faith + Wellness: Resisting the State Control of Healthcare by Restoring the Priestly Calling of Doctors Faith + Wellness: Resisting the State Control of Healthcare by Restoring the Priestly Calling of Doctors by Rousas John Rushdoony
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A ſeries of ſhort reports from ðe laſt millennium, amaziŋ how preſcient. As uſual wiþ Ruſhdoony, ðey merit an edition extenſively footnoted for ðe benefit of ðe reader almoſt half a century detached from ðeir original context. Even if I find myſelf diſagreeiŋ wiþ a few points & takes, it could be juſt my lack of context.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Review: O Jardim das Aflições

O Jardim das Aflições O Jardim das Aflições by Olavo de Carvalho
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Um tour de force falho mas intereßante, provocativo e revelador das deficiências braſileiras, tanto em ſuas qualidades quanto em ſeus defeitos. Muitas boas percepções sobre o atual fim de civilização e ſuas raízes deſde Roma pagã, paßando pelo medievo e pela modernidade; mas profundamente prejudicado por uma cavalar ignorância hiſtórica, complicado por uma cataſtrófica credulidade nos poderes de ſociedades ſecretas e ſimilares, o que moſtra uma preocupante diſposição de buſcar explicações fáceis em vez de entender as correntes profundas de noßa civilização.

Parece-me que, em comum com quaſe todo o reſto do Braſil, eßas deficiências filoſóficas vêm de uma converſão pela metade: ateu tornado romaniſta, de Carvalho ainda continua buſcando uma ſabedoria mundana, ecumênica, comum a todas as grandes religiões, contra a decadência civilizacional, ſem perceber que o romaniſmo, uma forma de criſtopaganiſmo, faz parte da decadência da criſtandade, afaſtando-ſe da Palavra do Eſpírito Santo nas Eſcrituras & recuſando a Reforma — meſmo a magiſtral, que ſe dirá da radical.

Em comum com os ateus, a tremenda ingenuidade hiſtórica e cultural do autor chega às raias do abſurdo, não apenas atribuindo à maçonaria o motor da ſecularização — confundindo aßim um pequeno efeito com a cauſa profunda — como dando a um inexiſtente bloco rußo-chinês um protagoniſta que a catáſtrofe demográfica rußa nega inapelavelmente. Baſtava ter lido alguns artigos do David Paul ‘Spengler’ Goldman para ter-ſe inſtruído, em vez de ler maçons e rußos com manias de grandeza. Ißo remete a outro ſintoma de noßas deficiências: cavaleiro ſolitário, de Carvalho carece da comunidade de penſamento e crítica que caracteriza os judeus e criſtãos fiéis, e eſpecialmente os reformados, da civilização norte-européia (mundo angloßaxão & europeu), que agora eſtão conſeguindo começar a formar paulatinamente filhotes no mundo proteſtante africano, ſulamericano e aſiático, eſpecialmente coreano & chinês, com ſeu mirabolante projeto ‘De volta a Jeruſalém’.

O que realmente é ridículo é a falta de ſenſo de proporção na opinião que de Carvalho parece ter de ſi, até inſiſtindo em ſua crença na aſtrologia, e o culto à perſonalidade que fomenta entre ſeus ſeguidores, meſmo alguns reformados. Compreenſível dado que ele preenche uma lacuna no cenário braſileiro, mas triſte em que moſtra que não eſtão lendo os judeus, criſtãos & eſpecialmente reformados angloßaxões & europeus.

Ainda aßim intereßante, talvez até neceßário ao Braſil. Eſpero que ſirva de incentivo a que ſeus leitores buſquem Jean-Marc Berthoud, Rousas John Rushdoony, João Calvino, Pierre Viret & outros reformados cujos nomes agora me fogem.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Review: Bamboo Samurai 3

Bamboo Samurai 3 Bamboo Samurai 3 by Taiyo Matsumoto
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great art & ſtorytelliŋ.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: Raízes do Brasil

Raízes do Brasil Raízes do Brasil by Sérgio Buarque de Holanda
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Monday, May 29, 2017

Review: ナイン

ナイン ナイン by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Too bad Adachi did not keep ðe purity of ðis ſtory, and had to appeal to fanſerv.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review: H2 Vol. 34

H2 Vol. 34 H2 Vol. 34 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I like Adachi Mitſuru deſpite his annoyiŋ fanſerv, mostly at ðe initial volumes but remainiŋ until near ðe end. Ðis is as touchiŋ & well-told ſtory as any, but ſhariŋ wiþ a few oðers a love triangle which reſolution is ſlightly fruſtratiŋ at ðe end.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Engroßiŋ but irritatiŋ. Ðe auþor ſpoils an oðerwiſe perfectly enjoyable and moviŋ plot by abuſe of coarſe language, by focuſiŋ on diſfunctional characters who cannot tell apart love from baſe paßions, & mainly by uncritically uſiŋ his ſuperſtitious protagoniſt to propoſe ðe moſt ridiculous & weak arguments againſt ðe exiſtence of God againſt ſtraw man believers’ arguments.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: Nephilim Giants and Watchers in Ancient Historical Texts

Nephilim Giants and Watchers in Ancient Historical Texts Nephilim Giants and Watchers in Ancient Historical Texts by Brian Godawa
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Intereſtiŋ reference, wiþout interpretation.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: The Inklings and King Arthur

The Inklings and King Arthur The Inklings and King Arthur by Sørina Higgins
My rating: 0 of 5 stars



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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review: Oira Hokago Wakadaisho Vol. 2

Oira Hokago Wakadaisho Vol. 2 Oira Hokago Wakadaisho Vol. 2 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Too much fanserv, not yet ðe great Adachi storytelling.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Review: QあんどA 6 [Q and A 6]

QあんどA 6 [Q and A 6] QあんどA 6 [Q and A 6] by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The usual superb Adachi storytelling, but not wiþ baseball for a change. Too much fanserv.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review: Letters to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims

Letters to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims Letters to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims by Charles Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Regrettably missing Lois’ side of the correspondence, casts quite some light on Charles Williams’ unhingedness — which is a pity since it seemingly killed on of the great genius of the XX Century way too early.

She was a young woman in process of reverting to Romanism, which is not actually that surprising given both Williams and Dorothy Sayers, a name quite present in these letters, were Anglo-romanists, and Tolkien a Romanist; even Lewis, the other big name presence, was a high-church Anglican, even if usually agreeable to Evangelicals. But it is still sad to see how Williams perhaps unwittingly helped her along in her way away from the Gospel, or what was left of it in Anglo-romanist, into downright Romanist ‘Christopaganism’ — even if admittedly anglosaxon Romanism is usually much better than its Iberian counterpart we know and loathe down here in Brazil.

Even while exposing him, she still valued Williams quite much, rating him higher than Lewis and Tolkien as a writer — which may be right enough.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: Sans feu ni lieu: signification biblique de la grande ville

Sans feu ni lieu: signification biblique de la grande ville Sans feu ni lieu: signification biblique de la grande ville by Jacques Ellul
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I ſhould take a ſtar off for ðe Univerſaliſm, but as ðe auþor manages to keep an element of divine judgement in his brand of univerſal ſalvation, & as it is a very intereſtiŋ & challengiŋ analyſis I know no peer of, I cannot but recommend for everyone who is not afraid of engagiŋ ſome hereſies to be able to glimpſe at Scripture anew.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Review: Reginald

Reginald Reginald by Saki
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Quite witty, but I lacked many cultural references to make ðe moſt of it.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Review: マホロミ(2)

マホロミ(2) マホロミ(2) by Kei Toume
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Review: miyuki, #6

miyuki, #6 miyuki, #6 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Review: Mix n. 6

Mix n. 6 Mix n. 6 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Mix n. 5

Mix n. 5 Mix n. 5 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Mix n. 4

Mix n. 4 Mix n. 4 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Mix n. 3

Mix n. 3 Mix n. 3 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: Mix n. 2

Mix n. 2 Mix n. 2 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Some cliché, but Adachi progreßed. As he is a maſter ſtoryteller, excuſable.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Review: Mix

Mix Mix by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Will be a nice opportunity to ſee if the auþor managed to mature, getting rid of fanſerv & clichés ðat plagued his maſterpieces Touch, Rough & Croßgame.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Review: Touch Vol. 17

Touch Vol. 17 Touch Vol. 17 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Touch Vol. 15

Touch Vol. 15 Touch Vol. 15 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Touch Vol. 11

Touch Vol. 11 Touch Vol. 11 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Touch Vol. 10

Touch Vol. 10 Touch Vol. 10 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Touch Vol. 8

Touch Vol. 8 Touch Vol. 8 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Touch Vol. 7

Touch Vol. 7 Touch Vol. 7 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Touch Vol. 6

Touch Vol. 6 Touch Vol. 6 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Touch Vol. 5

Touch Vol. 5 Touch Vol. 5 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 0 of 5 stars



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Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Touch Vol. 3

Touch Vol. 3 Touch Vol. 3 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Touch Vol. 2

Touch Vol. 2 Touch Vol. 2 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Touch Vol. 1

Touch Vol. 1 Touch Vol. 1 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Whose Body?

Whose Body? Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Review: Miyuki, Vol. 4

Miyuki, Vol. 4 Miyuki, Vol. 4 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: Crítica, Literatura e Narratofobia

Crítica, Literatura e Narratofobia Crítica, Literatura e Narratofobia by Rodrigo Gurgel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A crítica de que o Brasil, mesmo o mundo, precisa.

Alguns senões menores: o artigo sobre Olavo de Carvalho está mais para encômio do que para crítica, o que é de se esperar em se tratando dum discípulo, mas ainda é a se lamentar; um ou outro erro estilístico, inclusive o hispanicismo ‘vivenciar’, sendo que o próprio autor professa evitar hispanicismos; e a incoerência de criticar a pornografia literária, mas reproduzi-la desnecessariamente, mesmo que a título de crítica, o que é algo que vim a esperar dos romanistas.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Review: Crítica, Literatura e Narratofobia

Crítica, Literatura e Narratofobia Crítica, Literatura e Narratofobia by Rodrigo Gurgel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A crítica de que o Brasil, mesmo o mundo, precisa.

Alguns senões menores: o artigo sobre Olavo de Carvalho está mais para encômio do que para crítica, o que é de se esperar em se tratando dum discípulo, mas ainda é a se lamentar; umo ou outro erro estilístico, inclusive o hispanicismo ‘vivenciar’, sendo que o próprio autor professa evitar hispanicismos; e a incoerência de criticar a pornografia literária, mas reproduzi-la desnecessariamente, mesmo que a título de crítica, o que é algo que vim a esperar dos romanistas.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Review: Miyuki, Vol. 1

Miyuki, Vol. 1 Miyuki, Vol. 1 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The beginniŋs of a maſter ſtoryteller, wiþ a riſqué ſoap opera.

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Review: Cross Game 17

Cross Game 17 Cross Game 17 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Cross Game 16

Cross Game 16 Cross Game 16 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Cross Game 13

Cross Game 13 Cross Game 13 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: Cross Game 16

Cross Game 16 Cross Game 16 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Cross Game 15

Cross Game 15 Cross Game 15 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Cross Game 14

Cross Game 14 Cross Game 14 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 0 of 5 stars



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Review: Cross Game 14

Cross Game 14 Cross Game 14 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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