The relationship between Europeans and the indigenous American peoples is often not reducible to the simplistic paradigm of aggressive colonizer and peaceful natives.
Jay Cost’s recent article in National Review attempts to answer an increasingly important question about why and how the United States remains united, but he misses something.
Russell Kirk was so much more than a Cassandra ceaselessly caviling against Communism. To our great fortune, Kirk scoured the world’s great literature, philosophy, and political theory.
The most consequential guns in U.S. history. Adapted from David Harsanyi’s book, “First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun.”
‘First Man’ provides a glimpse of a laconic test pilot and engineer who inconveniently became a celebrity.
This icon, at the height of his fame, took advantage of his wealth and status to solicit, groom, and harass young men and teenage boys, whose willingness was ambiguous at best.
If you want to know how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
Lech Walesa turns 75 in September and 35 years ago won the Nobel Peace Prize. He’s probably the most important labor leader of our era.
Like any good mother, Monica did not let her child’s stubbornness, stupidity, or blatant sin obscure her love for him.
The emptying of our hall of heroes is not a random thing. It is driven by Jacobins who want to replace our history with something else—a falsified, political, agitprop version
People often point to the bitter fights of the Founding Era to demonstrate that this perniciousness is somehow endemic to American politics. This puts conservatives in a bit of a bind.
Athens’ defeat at the hands of Philip II of Macedon effectively ended freedom and intellectual life in the Western world for several centuries.
The Spartans opened themselves up to attacks when they tried to impose their way of life upon the people they subjugated.
The political instabilities within Athens made the city vulnerable to attack from its rival, Sparta.
After the defeat of the invading Persians, tensions between Athens and Sparta began to escalate, which would ultimately result in an all-out war several decades later.
Brian Miller’s great-grandmother was sisters with Laura’s mother, and Miller met Laura as a child. Wilder’s demotion by the top library association ‘felt like a knife in the back,’ he says.
Themistocles convinced the Spartans to join the Athenians to fight and ultimately crush the Persians at the Battle of Plataea in 479 B.C.
The Founders were deeply flawed, but democracy and liberty are not. Let’s focus less on their failings, and more on their ideals. The Founders are for everyone, and we need them.
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