Booknotes: A Message to Garcia

    My contribution to the Book Notes project after re-reading “A Message to Garcia”.

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    A Message to Garcia

    If you don’t know why this is here, read this.And remember: Start reading Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg for next week. Read the introduction and chapter 1 for next Monday.A Message to GarciaI remember the first time I read this. A friend of mine in my old law firm insisted that everybody in the firm read it. The lawyers bought copies for every associate. It | Read More »

    Book Notes: Message to Garcia

    Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard is not really a book. It is an article from the “Philistine” magazine of March 1899 that became immensely popular and was reprinted as a pamphlet in Russian, German, French, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi, Mandarin and Japanese, perhaps more. It is freely available on the Internet. Briefly, it is about two things: Excellence; One person can change the world. There | Read More »

    “Whom Shall I Send”

    Wow! This is not a simple essay to write about.  It is so deep.  One of the shortest “books” I have ever read, yet it yields more wisdom than a book of a 1000 pages.  I will focus on just a few concepts that made an impact on me. “The world has gone a slumming.” This statement occurs near the end of the essay. It | Read More »

    A Message to Garcia – RS Book Notes assignment #1

    Elbert Hubbard’s short book, A Message to Garcia, written over a century ago, was a very quick and easy read. More than anything else it is a treatise about the different types of workers there are in society, and the spirit of dedication a worker should bring to his job, whatever that job might be. The first few sentences of the book’s Apologia section, titled | Read More »

    first post (re: Book Notes)

    Interested in the newly mentioned “RedState Book Notes,” I’ve visited my RedState account for the first time in years. This will probably be where I upload my posts re: that project. Next step for me will be getting and reading a copy of A Message to Garcia, our first Book Notes reading assignment.

    RedState Book Notes: A Group Project

    Aaron Gardner, a while back, emailed me to suggest RedState start some serious discussion on conservative ideas and thoughts. Being just a diarist and me being busy, I had the convenience of ignoring him.Now that he is a front pager and has access to my super secret email address, I can’t ignore him anymore and decided I’d be pre-emptive. In all seriousness, I have been | Read More »


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