As the luminous Texas writer John Graves observed a few years back: The Unco Guid and the Rigidly Righteous, in one or another not necessarily religious hue, dominate our time as shrilly as they ever dominated [Robbie] Burns’ Scotland. The…

As the Fourth of July approaches, millions of Americans will be traveling around the country to visit friends and family and celebrate the start of our great nation. Even as they will take part in festivities in the days leading…

by Roger Kaplan | Jan 15, 2019

You see where the line is between a good tennis player and an Immortal in the first round match between former No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Rogerio Dutra-Silva on the Philippe-Chatrier Stade at Paris’s Roland Garros the other day. The…

The conflict that ended one hundred years ago — on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” – was at first called, “The Great War.” Winston Churchill had, as usual, the right and necessary words:  The…

To tell a story well is a difficult thing. Thomas H. Conner — a friend and colleague of mine — accomplishes this in his new book. By telling this story well, Tom inspires his readers to remember and honor those who have fought and died in the defense of liberty. I hope every citizen reads it.

No one can say when exactly the modern age began, but it was clearly tied to the Reformation, Renaissance, and the Scientific Revolution which had their roots in 14thand 15thcentury Europe. The reformation of church corruption and pursuit of spiritual…

As the Fourth of July approaches, millions of Americans will be traveling around the country to visit friends and family and celebrate the start of our great nation. Even as they will take part in festivities in the days leading…

by Roger Kaplan | May 29, 2018

You see where the line is between a good tennis player and an Immortal in the first round match between former No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Rogerio Dutra-Silva on the Philippe-Chatrier Stade at Paris’s Roland Garros the other day. The…

It’s Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, and I have been thinking again. If I had to say what is needed inside the heads of young and middle-aged Americans, it would be a far better knowledge of history, and therein hangs a…

The other day I went to see Darkest Hour, the movie about Winston Churchill’s heroics in the spring of 1940 in steeling the British upper classes to resist Hitler and to relieve Dunkirk by sending off a civilian armada to…

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