To understand liberals’ sudden admiration for Alexander Hamilton, it helps to consider what they think of the other Founding Fathers.
Human chattel slavery is found throughout history. The slave trade uniquely embodies Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s view that we all share ‘a single garment of destiny.’
By conscientious study and reflection, Frederick Douglass acquired a strong and proud American patriotism that he would retain for the rest of his life. Two Harvard professors say otherwise.
A property owner, abolitionist, renowned veteran, and promoter of education for blacks, Primus Hall was always busy promoting ‘truth and good.’
Of the 44 persons who have served as president, only one ever received a Letters Patent for an invention: a man whose 208th birthday we commemorate on February 12.
While many overlook Crispus Attucks’ contribution to American history, he still provides a powerful example of moral courage we should follow.
In his new Bill Clinton biography, Michael Tomasky struggles with the problem of how to write about a recent president without resorting to punditry—and doesn’t always succeed.
If we cannot resolve the tensions inside Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideas, then we are compelled to judge which represents the best of his thought and action.
In the din of the competing narratives, conservatives may lose sight of areas in which the Obama administration deserves praise.
What began as a mere afterthought to the Constitution ended up saving the Constitution from its Anti-Federalist critics, and today looms larger in the American mind than the Constitution itself.
When people compare different actors on the historical stage and express themselves from a political viewpoint, we can expect to end in the realm of the absurd or the downright ridiculous.
‘I recommend to [the American people]…that they do…fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it…’
Drawing moral courage from Holocaust survivors, we should hold all education officials accountable for teaching the historic lessons of our civilization.
The Anti-Federalists are always with us, if in spirit rather than name, and we ignore them at our own peril.
Imagine if what has been said about independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin and Mormons had been said about a Jewish candidate.
Just as in 1976, this year’s presidential winner will immediately look very weak in office.
Colleges and universities are not holding up their end of the bargain in preparing students well for civic life. But they can change that.
Today, mainstream publications have become willing accomplices in suppressing the same type of information they worked so tenaciously to expose all those years ago.
I cannot tell a lie: George Washington could drink! He was our commander-in-chief, and home-brewer-in-chief as well.
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