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Wednesday’s Book Review: “An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson”


An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson. By Andro Linklater. New York: Walker and Co., 2009. One of the nation’s hallmark beliefs, bequeathed to the citizens of the United States by the founders, is the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different”


Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different. By Gordon S. Wood. New York: Penguin Press, 2006. This book is an engrossing account of the formation of the United States by one of the most sophisticated and celebrated historians of our … Continue reading

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How Might We Renew the Promise of American Life?


I was struck while rereading Herbert Croly’s 1909 political manifesto, The Promise of American Life, about its continually important message. Croly was a leading figure in the Progressive Movement of the first two decades of the twentieth century, a political philosopher, … Continue reading

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