Andrew Jackson and the Republican Fear of a Standing Army

While Andrew Jackson is a particular type of American, he is very much that type, the definition and embodiment of that type. In the twentieth century, he would become Ethan Edwards, played by John Wayne, in John Ford’s… Read More

My Thoughts on the Draft and Virtue–11 Years ago

  For what they’re worth, my thoughts on the draft and republican virtue.  11 years ago.  If anything, I’m even more of a curmudgeon now.