Monthly Archives: February 2017

Terry Anderson’s SOVEREIGN NATIONS OR RESERVATIONS (1995)

My very first ever published book review. Terry L. Anderson, Sovereign Nations or Reservations?: An Economic History of American Indians (San Francisco: Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, 1995), xvii + 202 pages.ISBN: 0-036488-81-6.  Forward by Wilcomb E. Washburn. [reviewed … Continue reading

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Democracy in America, Part I (Full Lecture)

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Why Nationalism and Conservatism Are NOT Compatible

Thank you, Michael Lucchese.  You are an incredible young  man, and I’m deeply honored to be your friend.

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The Second Great Awakening (Full Lecture)

Yesterday, my flu was still lingering, but it wasn’t incapacitating.  Still, if my lecture seems a bit off, blame in on the flu!!!  Or, the inadequacies of my brain. An examination of the rise of the democratic and individualistic ethos … Continue reading

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Agrarianism and Early Republic (Full Lecture)

I hope those of you enjoying these lectures (or at least listening to them!) will forgive me.  I’ve had the flu over the three days, and I’m not exactly sure how coherent my talks are. Here is Wednesday’s class–the first … Continue reading

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Why Democracy Despises Friendship: C.S. Lewis

From C.S. Lewis, FOUR LOVES: It is therefore easy to see why Authority frowns on Friendship. Every real Friendship is a sort of secession, even a rebellion. In each knot of Friends there is a sectional “public opinion” which fortifies … Continue reading

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John Quincy Adams on George Washington, 1839

Would it be an unlicensed trespass of the imagination to conceive that on the night preceding the day of which you now commemorate the fiftieth anniversary—on the night preceding that thirtieth of April, 1789, when from the balcony of your … Continue reading

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