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Enemies of State

0 Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 10:45 AM

Historically, nothing has terrified conservatives so much as efficient, effective, activist government. "A thoroughly first-rate man in public service is corrosive," the former president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce argued in an interview published in the journal Nation's Business in 1928. "He eats holes in our liberties. The better...

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Some Apocalyptic Observations on the Democratic Nomination Fight from Here on Out

0 Comments | Posted March 5, 2008 | 3:32 PM

A young friend who lives in a small town in a rural state sent me the following observation today:

If the Clintons push for the win in Denver, they're going to split the goddamn party down the middle. I read your chapter on 1968 Chicago, obviously. I'm of the generation...
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Historians' Open Letter to ABC

0 Comments | Posted September 8, 2006 | 3:19 PM

A group of leading American historians today sent the following letter to Mr. Robert Iger of ABC. Stressing the significance of the "traumatic" events of 9/11, the signers of this letter are calling on Mr. Iger to stand up for responsible media treatments of such important historical moments and withdraw...

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'I Didn't Like Nixon Until Watergate': The Conservative Movement Now

0 Comments | Posted December 5, 2005 | 7:40 PM

This past weekend, Princeton University presented the conference "The Conservative Movement: Its Past, Present, and Future." The sponsor, the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, advertises itself "an independently funded center...[s]tarted by the courageous and interpid Robert P. 'Robby' George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence in Princeton's Politics...

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