Month: December 2006

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New Year’s Greetings

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On December 31, 2006
The oppressive demands of fatherhood have guaranteed that this will be my most sedate New Year’s Eve since 1984. Unlike 1987, I probably won’t be arrested; unlike 1989, I won’t squander the night reaching (unsuccessfully) beyond the threshold of my romantic caste; and unlike 1999, I won’t welcome in the New Year by rescuing my […]

Trevino: Find the Near Enemy

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On December 31, 2006
A guest post by Livy Question: is any major event not fodder for the online right’s complaints about the insufficient patriotism of progressives? They are, to be sure, by and large obsessive cultists in form and effect; but surely reason may kick in at points. One gets the impression of a class of people who […]

C.D. Alston Day

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On December 29, 2006

Chris Bray at Historiblogography urges us to celebrate December 29 as C.D. Alston Day, in honor of the Air Force Brigadier General who predicted confidently one year ago that Iraqi insurgents were unl

Webster

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On December 29, 2006
Read Loomis’ nice essay on Daniel Webster. Webster is among the most forgotten of the forgotten legislative titans of the 19th century, although I think that, outside of Lexington, even Henry Clay isn’t getting a lot of press these days. It’s certainly interesting to think about what would have happened if Webster had accepted the […]
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