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American On Trial: A Defense of the Founding

Robert Reilly has undertaken a gargantuan task in his latest book, making his case in defense of the American Founding against a subtle attack couched as a moral argument.   Read the rest of this entry »

September 5, 2020   No Comments

Universal Human Tyranny

The American founders viewed King George as a tyrant. Fortunately, his power was also practically limited by the inconvenient fact of the Atlantic ocean. Nevertheless, students of the American revolution realize that it took 8 years to finally win our independence.   Read the rest of this entry »

July 20, 2020   No Comments

Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave an impressive speech in Philadelphia last week about the Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights. It was refreshing to hear a highly placed member of the government demonstrate an unabashed, clear-eyed understanding of the principles that made the United States what it is. Pompeo is demonstrating leadership and vision by clearly articulating not only where we've been, but hope for where we can go. Putting together a comprehensive document of this scope, was necessarily the product of thoughtful discussion, contemplation and consideration. It's not possible to put something like this together without sharpening one's understanding and thinking.   Read the rest of this entry »

July 18, 2020   No Comments

Philosophical Reflections

Partisanship is an essential part of your system. Hyper-partisanship may destroy it. Martin provides the highlights of a thought piece from the Winter 2020 Claremont Review of Books.   Read the rest of this entry »

June 27, 2020   No Comments

WWTFT Alumus Article

Check out Jim's latest article on American Thinker.   Read the rest of this entry »

June 9, 2020   No Comments

Daniel Morgan: An Inexplicable Hero

Dr. James Swisher, inspired by the life of Daniel Morgan, wrote an engaging new biography, Daniel Morgan An Inexplicable Hero, which is being published this year posthumously by his son and family. Morgan was a giant in every sense of the word. He participated in many critical events of the American Revolution (The Siege of Quebec, Saratoga, and Cowpens). He transcended his humble beginnings and earned the respect of his compatriots and his enemies.   Read the rest of this entry »

April 1, 2019   No Comments

Board Game Fun

And now for something completely different - a steampunk/dieslpunk alternative history boardgame.   Read the rest of this entry »

January 6, 2019   No Comments

The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 Worlds Fair

Creighton focuses on the societal and cultural significance of the Buffalo fair but stops just short of drawing unsupported conclusions and says what she has to say in a plausible and thoughtful manner. Creighton weaves her observations throughout her tale of assassination, romance, kidnapping, and crazy women riding the rapids of Niagara Falls. And, if that's not enough, there are lions and tigers, elephants, monkeys and socialists.   Read the rest of this entry »

September 9, 2018   No Comments

Young Washington by Peter Stark

In writing his new book, Young Washington, Peter Stark utilizes an imagination fueled by his experience as an outdoorsmen both prior to, and in preparation for his reconstruction of the man Washington was before he became the man he wanted to me.   Read the rest of this entry »

July 4, 2018   No Comments

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.   Read the rest of this entry »

July 4, 2018   24 Comments