Paul Bartow is a history Ph.D. student at the University of South Carolina studying Colonial and Revolutionary America. Previously, he worked at the American Enterprise Institute and is a graduate of Wheaton College. Follow him on Twitter @Paul_Bartow. His views are his own and do not necessarily represent those of his employer.
Government shutdowns date back at least to the 1750s in colonial South Carolina. Between 1751 and 1776, they were a regular part of the colony’s politics.
It will take more than walls and jobs to ‘make America great again.’ We need to return to the philosophies that undergirded the American founding.
The Antifederalist Brutus could stand on the debate stage today with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, denouncing the leadership in Washington.
The French Revolution and the Trump campaign are marked by an acute loss of restraint while demanding a redress of legitimate grievances.
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