Jon Grinspan

Jon Grinspan is a Ph.D. candidate in American history at the University of Virginia.

The Inebriated Election of 1840


(This article appeared in the October 2008 issue of The American Spectator.) PICKING A PRESIDENT based on his qualifications as a drinking buddy seems like a quintessentially contemporary act, typical of the false familiarity of 21st-century politics. Yet the linkage of booze and ballots is as old as popular democracy itself. In one of the […]

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