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Our very own Bob Tyrrell has also written about a president, but in The Clinton Crack-Up one realizes how far superior Nixon was to Bill Clinton in every possible way (not excluding personal honesty). For the U.S. to allow that couple back into the White House would be a clear sign that moral degeneracy faces your nation.
John Adamson’s The Noble Revolt: The Overthrow of Charles I posits the revisionist view that it was the aristocracy who destroyed the Divine Right of Kings; a fascinating thesis strongly argued. In Michael Barone’s equally thought-provoking Our First Revolution, it is passionately argued that the template for the Founding Fathers’ revolt of 1776 was the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89 in Britain, and it puts that later upheaval into perfect perspective.
A truly gorgeous book for its sumptuous pictures, but also very well written, is Barney White-Spunner’s Horse Guards, a comprehensive 350-year history of the Blues and Royals, Britain’s two oldest and grandest cavalry regiments in the Household Division. A truly sumptuous book, which shows that for all the pomp and circumstance attached to those historic regiments, they are still tremendously effective fighting machines today.
Finally, Norman Podhoretz’s World War IV places the War on Terror squarely into its proper historical, political, and military perspectives, and provides a powerful reason for electing as your next president only someone who instinctively understands these vital truths.
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A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?