Available for Pre-Order–My Biography of Andrew Jackson

I just found out recently that my quirky (and, I hope, lively and thoughtful) biography of Andrew Jackson comes out on September 10, 2018, just four days after I turn 51.  How great is that? And, yes, Andrew… Read More

Power Vs. Authority

This morning at The Imaginative Conservative, I get the chance to examine Nisbet’s ideas regarding power as opposed to authority, and why the former destroys community and the latter leavens it.  Hope you enjoy. Power, in and of… Read More

Founding a REPUBLIC Not a Democracy (TAC)

This evening, at The American Conservative–founding a REPUBLIC not a democracy. Even the most pro-interventionist of the American founders, Alexander Hamilton, could never have imagined or desired the kind of federal government we have now. When he wrote… Read More

We Need a SERIOUS Immigration Debate (TAC)

It’s time for conservatives (and libertarians) to have a VERY serious debate about immigration.  The issue is way too important to leave to emotions and assumptions. As Christians around the world celebrated the arrival of the Three Kings—the… Read More

$20/Year Print Subscription to THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE

Hey, you’re already a friend of Stormfields, so please–BY ALL MEANS–take advantage of said friendship.   “Friend of Brad” print subscription to THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE—$20/year.   Save $39.95!   Pretty amazing savings–especially for a beautiful magazine mailed to… Read More

Jerry Pournelle on Russell Kirk

Some of you might know this already, but, sadly, Jerry Pournelle passed away this weekend.  One of two incredibly imaginative men who did pass away–the other being Len Wein.  Pournelle studied with Russell Kirk and considered him quite… Read More


I found out late yesterday afternoon that the University Press of Kentucky will be publishing RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE in paperback for their spring 2018 list. How great is this???  I’m thrilled. I’m not sure how many changes… Read More