March 19, 2014 Leave a comment
Not vaguary, but vaguery. The latter is apparently an “eggcorn” of the former.
For an explanation of all three terms — vaguary, vaguery, and eggcorn — see my blog post from last year:
individualism for the masses
March 4, 2014 3 Comments
Lawrence Reed is of course the president of the Foundation for Economic Education, the author of innumerable articles, and a very prominent speaker for radio, TV, and conferences around the world.
This beautiful book includes, not only Dr. Reed’s own writing on character and liberty, but also the famous “I, Pencil,” by Leonard Read, the founder of FEE.
June 5, 2013 2 Comments
Just posted at the Invisible Order blog:
Thomas DiLorenzo writes today in LewRockwell.com about an “important new, must-read book,” a “great work of scholarship,” which will help Americans to wean themselves off the propaganda from “politically-correct, heavily state-censored textbooks or movies made by communistic-minded Hollywood hedonists.”
What is this book that brings such high praise?
Why, it’s Lincoln Uncensored of course, by Joseph E. Fallon. (Buy it now, complete with a new preface by Jeffrey Tucker, on Amazon.com.)
Here’s more of what DiLorenzo has to say about it:
I was taught in public elementary school in Pennsylvania that Abe was so honest that he once walked six miles to return a penny to a merchant who undercharged him (and six miles back home). He was supposedly so tendered hearted that he cried after witnessing the death of a turkey. He suffered in silence his entire life after witnessing slavery as a teenager.…
The real Lincoln was a dictator and a tyrant who shredded the Constitution, fiendishly orchestrated the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens, and did it all for the economic benefit of the special interests who funded the Republican Party (and his own political career). But don’t take Joseph Fallon’s or Thomas DiLorenzo’s word for it. Read the words of Abe Lincoln himself. That is what Fallon allows everyone to do in his great work of scholarship, Lincoln Uncensored.
We’re prouder than ever to be the producers of Joseph Fallon’s great ebook. Buy it now.
April 25, 2013 1 Comment
The beloved missus just posted this at InvisibleOrder.com:
Invisible Order is pleased and honored to have been involved in the production of all four versions of LFB’s new edition of Jeffrey A. Tucker’s Bourbon for Breakfast.
Four versions, you say?
Yes, four versions! This great collection of essays is available not only in a paperback edition but also as an eBook, a multimedia eBook (with videos of the author), and an audiobook narrated by Steven Ng.
And all four versions are in the top-five LFB bestsellers!
Invisible Order worked on all three text versions (eBook, paper, and multimedia) and also helped produce Steven Ng’s audio version (using our “editing” ears instead of pens).
March 14, 2013 9 Comments
It’s not a real quote. It is lifeless, a dead abomination mindlessly stumbling across the Web. It is a zombie quote.…
Now, if you’re a brilliant constitutional historian like Tom Woods, you can probably recognize fake quotes from Founding Fathers a mile off. But what if you’re just ordinary writer, or what if you’re an editor or a publisher overseeing dozens of writers on dozens of different topics? How can you tell the zombie quotes from the real things?
March 9, 2013 3 Comments
He invites readers to identify his spurious punctuation mark.
I think I’ll follow his lead and invite you to find the (not one but) two (yes, 2!) false commas in this very post.
(Hint: they’re more than unnecessary; they change the meaning of what I’ve written to imply something that is false.)
(Crossposted at InvisibleOrder.com.)