Paul Bartow
Paul Bartow

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.

The Revolutionary Origins Of Government Shutdowns

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.

4 Core American Principles That Can Rejuvenate Our Country

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.

How Would America’s Founders Tackle 2016’s Populism?

The Antifederalist Brutus could stand on the debate stage today with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, denouncing the leadership in Washington.

Trump’s Support Suggests The French Revolution Is Finally Hitting America

The French Revolution and the Trump campaign are marked by an acute loss of restraint while demanding a redress of legitimate grievances.