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Happy Independence Day!

Today when we commemorate the blessings bequeathed to us by the Founders is a good time to remember that those blessings come with responsibilities. It seems fitting that this should be our annual post on this day.

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July 3, 2017   22 Comments

Tied up in knots at Berkeley

There is big trouble at Berkeley. Sure, there is plenty of anti-free speech thuggery going on there, perpetrated by fascists – also known as the students and faculty. But that’s not necessarily what I’m referring to. Researchers at the University …



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May 15, 2017   No Comments

Hillary takes personal responsibility – for blaming everyone else

Hillary Clinton recently spoke at a “Women for Women” event in New York City. (I’m not sure if there is a competing “Women against Women” event, but never mind.) During the event, Clinton included a laundry list of those who …



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May 7, 2017   5 Comments

A Nation of Law(yer)s

Some time ago, Sophia Vergara, star of the ABC sitcom Modern Family, was sued by her eggs. No, I’m not kidding. I will leave any jokes about whether they were poached, scrambled or over easy to others. But it certainly …



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April 15, 2017   No Comments

The Similitude of a Dream and Pilgrim’s Progress

similitude
I have enjoyed listening to The Similitude of a Dream all week on my commute to and from work.  My son was so excited about a scheduled tour, that he immediately bought tickets for the two of us to go. Figuring I'd enjoy the show more if I knew what to expect, he lent me the CDs. He flew into town this weekend for the concert. We're going to the show tonight

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January 22, 2017   2 Comments

Why Review Books?

I’ve been asked this question a few times. What Would The Founders Think doesn’t enjoy a massive readership and doesn’t attain the level of sophistication one can find in the Claremont Review of Books, The New Criterion, Modern



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January 21, 2017   6 Comments

Rise and Fight Again by Spencer C. Tucker

Rise and Fight Again
This short biography of Nathaniel Green is packed with insight and erudition. Harry "Light Horse" sums up the impression with which Tucker leaves his reader:.. pure and tranquil from the consciousness of just intentions, the undisturbed energy of his mind was wholly devoted to the effectual accomplishment of the high trust reposed in him.

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January 2, 2017   No Comments

The Great Good Thing by Andrew Klavan

The Great Good Thing
Sardonic and hilarious conservative novelist, screenwriter, columnist, and commentator Andrew Klavan has written an autobiographical account of his intellectual life. The Great Good Thing covers only those aspects of Klavan's life that relate to his metamorphosis from an anti-intellectual, secular Jew, to an intellectual Christian obsessed with knowing the "why" of things. His was an intellectual conversion as much as a spiritual one.

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December 31, 2016   1 Comment

The Swamp Fox by John Oller

The Swamp Fox
John Oller, author of, American Queen The Rise and fall of Kate Chase Sprague (reviewed here), has written a new biography of The Swamp Fox. Some of the most interesting parts of the book are the exchanges Oller references between Nathaniel Greene and the Swamp Fox, Francis Marion. In fact, in places the book felt like it was as much about Nathaniel Greene as about Marion.

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December 16, 2016   1 Comment

First Entrepreneur by Edward G. Lengel

The First Entrepreneur
Edward Lengel portrays a side of Washington that is frequently referenced in other books, but not explored to degree of the First Entrepreneur.

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October 30, 2016   No Comments