Review 20 February 2011
Ortega y Gasset’s Metaphysical Cure for Invertebrate Cultures
- The Revolt of the Masses by José Ortega y Gasset. W. W. Norton,  1994, 192 pages.
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Taking Things as They Are
Sightings of an Endangered Species
Books in Little: Those Intolerable Christians
Karl C. Schaffenburg
Kirk and the Hope for Recovery
James E. Person Jr.
Books in Little: Seven Prophets
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