Clayton Trutor, Author at The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Clayton Trutor
Clayton Trutor holds a PhD in History from Boston College and teaches at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont.
by | Jan 25, 2021

First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country  Thomas E. Ricks (Harper, 416 pages, $23) The next time I start a college, I’d like to hire Thomas E. Ricks as the…

by | Jan 19, 2021

The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century By Adam Kirsch (W. W. Norton, 279 pages, $22) I am a mark for a good survey, either in book or college-course form. I think…

by | Dec 1, 2020

What Tech Calls Thinking: An Inquiry into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley  By Adrian Daub (FSG Originals, 160 pages, $13.50) Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron’s iconoclastic 1995 essay “The Californian Ideology” was the first stab at an intellectual history…

by | Nov 16, 2020

Between Two Millstones, Book 2: Exile in America, 1978-1994  By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, translated by Clare Kitson and Melanie Moore (University of Notre Dame, 566 pages, $27) In 1978, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn settled into a writerly life of unprecedented focus, four years…

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