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H.W. Crocker III
by | Nov 11, 2011

On 11 November 1965, Ian Smith, prime minister of the British colony of Rhodesia, signed his country’s unilateral declaration of independence, giving birth to a new nation that would, rather heroically, seek to maintain its way of life for the…

by | Oct 20, 2008

“Who cares?” might be your first reaction; after that, sarcasm might take over: “We know how he would vote — and it wouldn’t be for someone named Barack Obama.” First let’s establish why you should care; then maybe we can…

by | Jul 30, 2007

This review appears in the June 2007 issue of The American Spectator. To subscribe to the monthly print edition, click here. Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror by Michael…

by | Jan 30, 2007

January can be a depressing month. The Christmas decorations come down, the creche is returned to its box (save for those hardliners, like the Crocker family, who leave the nativity set up until 2 February, the Presentation of the Lord),…

by | Jan 18, 2007

All right, let’s skip all the introductory remarks and get to the point. Is victory still possible in Iraq? Yes, though the Bush administration keeps doing its level best to kick that prize away from our troops. We can tally…

by | Oct 6, 2006

As we (or the better informed among us at least) celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto this Saturday, marking the date in 1571 when the navy of Pope Pius V’s Holy League turned back the Ottoman Turks from…

by | Mar 2, 2005

Ulysses S. Grant By Josiah Bunting III (Times Books, 180 pages, $20 ) On 13 July 1863, President Abraham Lincoln wrote this remarkable letter to “My Dear General,” Ulysses S. Grant: I do not remember that you and I ever…

by | Jul 1, 2004

Only the patriotically deluded think Washington, D.C., is a great summer vacation spot. The weather is hot, muggy, and miserable. The streets are pot-holed, the sidewalks smell, and those giant 1950s-science-fiction-atomic-blast-transmogrified caterpillars you see are actually homeless people moving under…

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