American conservatives should consider the example of Robert Peel in trying to figure out the way forward.
John Quincy Adams, as a Calvinistic Christian, was open to the notion that John Milton, Homer and Virgil were divinely inspired along the same grounds he believed the inspired parts of the biblical canon were. He also endorsed the notion of a “partially inspired” biblical canon.
A guide for the bewildered.
The Democratic Party is collapsing, and has been collapsing for a decade. Having the Presidency just hid all the rot happening elsewhere. Now we face the prospect of one party rule in a way we have not seen before, led by a type of President we have not seen before.
Nearly entirely baseball-free, but with a free bonus of presidential politics!
Academia, Neocons, and the Curse of Being Relevant.
Truman, Oppenheimer, and the H-Bomb
How Tokyo got the Olympics … and lost them to Helsinki, who lost them too.
A grammar quiz, in honor of the day
Originally run on his private blog way back in 2011, Burt Likko offers an editor’s view of the organic document of the United States of America.
A tale of substance abuse, domestic violence, and baseball, plus a free bonus axe murder if you call now! And a mystery.
Reflections on Anya von Bremzen’s memoir of “food and longing.”
Yorktown: the anti-Williamsburg.
Yet another guy who didn’t invent the game! And why anyone thinks he did.
Adrian Rutt shares a vivid historical experience.
Maybe it wasn’t the biggest surprise to come out of the Treasury Department since FDR approved 3.2% beer during Prohibition, but Burt Likko welcomes today’s news about the government’s decision to shift the granting of high honors from one historical figure to another anyway.
I’m Charles, this this my brother Louis, and this is my other brother Louis.
Why anyone thinks he did: Part II of a four part series
Read about cutting edge research from Harvard that both contradicts a “secular” understanding of modernity and supports an egalitarian economic vision of such.
or, Everything You Think You Know About the Origin of Baseball is Wrong
Transgenderism is not some new crazy phenomenon coming out of the modern demented, decadent, relativistic West mind. Let’s look at how other cultures view this.
How does Marcion, an early church father, who like Arius was one of the earliest notable heretics, relate to the Christian-Deism that arose in England and America during the Enlightenment period of the American Founding. That’s what I am trying to figure out here.
What was old is new still.
Or, an opportunity to meditate upon our ambiguous legal history and its uncomfortable place in contemporary political life.
…from the ongoing Baseball Riots series
Breaking news from 1880.
Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip…
I’m super-interested in this book, just like Bill Clinton is and John Adams and Thomas Jefferson probably would have been.
A look at progressives’ unexpected bad hair day.
For those wishing for happy endings, his thesis is probably too good to be true.
Does gun culture produce American militarism?
A 1941 article that is just as good today.
Are the sum of our options truly limited to “happily profit off of others’ indentured servitude,” “forced imperialism,” and “leave them all to rot in poverty?”
Of course not.
In which I follow the money in search of an answer to this question:
Who was really responsible for a modern slave state on American soil?
In which Mike Huckabee’s comments on the evils and benefits of slavery force me to consider how very far we haven’t come.
Guest Author T. Greer eulogizes the neglect of our literary heritage in contemporary rhetoric.