Ken Farmer, Buck Stienke
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THE NATIONS also known as "Robber's Roost" and "No-Man's Land", was regarded in the latter part of the 19th century as the bloodiest and most dangerous place in the world. It is the year 1885. A notorious band of outlaws, known as the "Larson Gang", has been terrorizing Arkansas, Missouri and the Nations for years. Judge Issac Parker, the Hanging Judge, orders an all-out concerted effort to capture the gang and bring them to justice. "If they will not respect the law; then, by God, we will make them fear it." Marshal Bass Reeves, the first black U.S. Deputy Marshal west of the Mississippi, along with his partner Jack McGann, two other deputies and two Indian Lighthorse are tasked to take the youngest member of the gang, Ben Larson, on the treacherous journey to Fort Smith with their prisoner shackled to the bed of the Tumbleweed Wagon. "It is not the severity of the punishment that is the deterrent... but the certainty of it." - Judge Issac C. Parker. The Nations blends historical and fictional characters to create a fast-paced action western.
research permit. “I got a year’s worth of data,” he said. “It was worth it for that reason.” At the end of the Secrets of the Tribe documentary, Patrick Tierney says, “I don’t think that there’s any way [Chagnon’s defenders] can salvage [him] in the long run.” Time will tell, but I’d wager that Tierney is wrong: he is too enamored of the idea that scandal might The Nation. 18 lead to change, and too optimistic about facts trumping ideology (which is, of course, what Chagnon claims to hope
ability to convey “the special oddities and new terrors of contemporary life,” as Donald Barthelme put it. Then, like Einstein, it disappeared in the early 1990s, when it went out of print. In the intervening decades, both Speedboat and Pitch Dark, Adler’s second and only other novel, originally published in 1983, have faded from view, though not without inspiring a cult following among the avid few. Speedboat and Pitch Dark are now with us again, and so is Renata Adler, summoned from what had
BORDERLANDS science, so their descendants seem to have settled on one-track Western-style economic development. “The Graduate Students Who Remade Asia” could be the subtitle for the yet-to-be-written history of those US- and UK-trained economists who undertook the market-centered reforms of the 1980s. For Mishra, “the revenge of the East” only means it will repeat the West’s mistakes on a larger scale. This already appears to be happening: in March, the BRICS announced the creation of a
we want everyone to play by the rules and be treated fairly, the FEC and Congress must set standards that everyone—candidates, donors, parties, PACs, “social welfare” organizations and IRS agents—can understand and follow. Christie’s No Moderate When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was asked in mid-May about his political bona fides, he replied, “I’m a damn good Republican and a good conservative Republican.” Believe what he says—especially the “conservative” part. Sure, Christie goes out of
misrepresented and corrupted by Catholic pacifists and others opposed to the Cold War nuclear deterrence policies of the United States. The book was, in essence, a lengthy rebuttal of the Catholic bishops’ widely praised 1983 pastoral letter, “The Challenge of Peace,” which to Weigel’s irritation had criticized the Reagan administration’s military buildup and, by implication, its “secret” wars in Central America. The bishops raised doubts about the morality of nuclear deterrence, noting that