Robert W. Merry

Robert W. Merry, former CEO of Congressional Quarterly, is the author of several books on American history and foreign policy, including most recently, A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent.

Andrew Jackson: Tea Party President


BACK in the late 1990s, William Kristol and David Brooks, then colleagues at the Weekly Standard, fostered a boomlet of a movement called “national greatness conservatism,” the central tenet of which seemed to be that the country didn’t rise to sufficient grandeur to satisfy their national aspirations. That was the Clinton era, remember, when the […]

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