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Book Review: The Gods Drink Whiskey

The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha, by Stephen T. Asma (2005). See it at Amazon.com. Before I left the U.S. to go traveling in Cambodia this summer, I searched and asked around for recommendations for non-history books, not travel guidebooks, about Cambodia. A lot of ...
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Cambodian Buddhism: History and Practice

Author: Ian Harris. Publisher: Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2005 Size: xvi + 352 pages ISBN: 0-8248-2765-1 Book Review This extremely impressive work has been reviewed several times. Ashley Thompson’s discussion in Buddhist Studies Review (24, 2 : 250-56) includes a metaphor for Harris’s work that is worth restating here. In synthesizing a truly massive array of materials, Harris provides ...
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