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by | Jun 8, 2021

Washington and Lee University has announced that it will keep its name. In normal times that would seem unexceptional. Both Washington and Lee long have been honored as exceptional men. But both the leading revolutionary general and first president and…

by | Feb 4, 2021

Sacramento “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle,” wrote the city of San Francisco’s namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. Catholics revere the Italian friar — canonized in 1228 — for his great love…

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 13, 2021

Hours after perhaps a thousand Trump supporters misbehaved in the Capitol (while, outside, tens of thousands of Trump supporters were well-behaved), purple rhetoric was the order of the night in the Senate chamber. A lot of verbal striking was going…

by | Dec 24, 2020

On Christmas Day in 1776, Gen. George Washington led 2,400 troops across the Delaware River. The weather was cold and miserable. The troops were exhausted; they had to contend with snow and ice. Their mission was to surprise the Hessian…

by | Aug 8, 2020

Someone on Twitter wrote recently, “History is not something to like or dislike. It is something to learn from.” We are living in a time of history rejection. The statue destroyers hate history. Their grievance against Washington, Lincoln, Columbus, and…

by | Jul 7, 2020

I’m committing a bit of an analytical sin in this column, for which I’ll apologize. That sin being, of course, that I’m giving entirely too much credit for intelligence, perspective, and good faith on the part of the cultural Marxist…

by | Jul 6, 2020

Reading today’s national media is like staring down a bottomless pit. Le vertige des grandes profondeurs, the French call is. The vertigo from looking down a deep hole. And just when you thought we had reached bottom, there’s deeper level…

by | Jun 30, 2020

During the ’30s and ’40s, a number of different people and institutions went around the U.S., and occasionally outside of it, seeking to record the voices and stories of people who had been slaves in America. The fruit of their…

by | Mar 15, 2020

March was an important month for George Washington. He resisted the opportunity to become a military dictator in March. And he rode away from America’s presidency in March. A man of action rather than ideas, the Virginia planter turned continental…

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