The Best of John Dickinson, Pennsylvania Farmer

[Unless otherwise noted, all quotes come from Forrest McDonald, ed., EMPIRE AND NATION (Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund, 1999).  As always, all honor to Liberty Fund] In response to the Townshend Acts, Dickinson published his Letters from a Pennsylvania… Read More

Dickinson’s Letter 12: A Call for Virtue and Liberty

Yesterday, I had the great privilege of lecturing on John Dickinson’s response to the Townshend Acts of 1767.  His response, to my mind, offers the perfect American patriotic understanding of two of the most fundamental of western concepts:… Read More