Essays at Troynovant:
mining the prismatic
veins of Knowledge;
listed by Title, M-R
  

These essays range in length from squibs to fairly substantial treatments; and in substance from humorous to polemical, from expository to analytical. The title or first paragraph should tell you what you're looking at, if not necessarily what you're in for.

Some essays are essentially reviews of books or films, perhaps more scholarly, but at any rate delving more extensively into detail or applying particular theoretical criteria. These are more likely to include significant plot spoilers than our regular reviews. If so, we assume you've read the books or seen the films discussed therein, but we do try to indicate that up front.
  

What cannot be said crisply in an aphorism, or developed concisely in an essay, or documented thoroughly in a treatise — may be blared in an avalanche of detail with exquisitely tangled logic, to the multitude.
The Sly Tyrant
Maxims for Despots
from The Sly Tyrant's Handbook

<=  Essays by Title, G-L

  
Mark Twain on the Insanity Defense RW Franson
Marriage is Lava!
  Who We Are, Together
SE Jordan
Microwaves, Lasers & Glue
  The Non-Lethal Weapons Update
S Farrell
Model T Ford
  1908-1927
WR Franson
Move the Stones of Rome to Rise
  Hearing Mark Antony
RW Franson

Nazi-Communist Partnership
  Elective Affinities, Offensive Alliances
RW Franson
Null-A series
  A. E. van Vogt
RW Franson

O Captain My Captain SE Jordan
Of Cats and Freaks K Spell
Old Cars in the Movies
  Prop Cars, Comedy Trick Cars,
  Gangster Cars
WR Franson
On a Screen, Darkly
  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    contrasted with —
  Man som hatar kvinnor
WH Stoddard
On Blake's 'The Tyger' A Karra
On Being Part Native SE Jordan
Oops — Hitler!
  A Surprise in Context
RW Franson
Open Bookcases RC Benchley
Other Minds
  The Anti-Skeptical Position
WH Stoddard
Our Accretive Creation, the Man of Steel
  America's "Superman" Myth
K Spell
Oxyrhynchus Papyri
  New Light on Ancient Texts
RW Franson

Palin Ahead of the Curve on Rare Earth Metals W Pitcher
Parental Handbook
  For Parents Dedicated to Local Control
  of Public Education of Children
  According to the Constitution
  [Summation]
E Enstrom, Jr.
Participatory Fiction WH Stoddard
Perfect Servants WH Stoddard
Pierce-Arrow Automobiles
  1901-1938
WR Franson
Pilots' Proverbs
  Parental Wisdom Brought Down to Earth
RW Franson
Playing Poker with Palin NO Coulter
Progressives and Anarchists:
  Let's Dance ... Wait, What?
SE Jordan
Prometheus Bound, but good CL Spark
Psychology and the Left
  An Awakening
SE Jordan
Psychology / Psychiatry and the Left SE Jordan
  1. Progressivism & Eugenics
  2. Drugs, Experts, & the Medical Model
  3. A Personal Perspective

Question of Identity, A
  or Who are you? Who, who, are you?
K Spell

Reckless Love Elizabeth Lowell
  (Ann Maxwell)
RW Franson
Reporters & Guns:
  1. Guns Aren't Psychic S Farrell
  2. Idiots Shouldn't Own Guns S Farrell
Repudiate the National Debt W McElroy
Reversible Klondike
  Alternate History Solitaire
RW Franson
Reviewing versus Bookselling
  or, Not Selling Books Here
RW Franson
Ricardo's Law
  or the Law of Association
WH Stoddard
Rickenbacker Automobiles
  1922-1927
WR Franson
Risk to Seize, A NG Britton
Rocket Belts' Slow Liftoff RW Franson
Ruritania's Successors
  Fictional Kingdoms in Modern Romance
RW Franson
  

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