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Maritime musings: A civilization in transit

We look on past ages with condescension, as a mere preparation for us ... but what if we're only an afterglow of them. - J.G. Farrell, The Siege of  Krishnapur (By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) William

Summer reading: A brilliant biography

(By Bill Moloney, '76 Contributor) (Nantucket) In perusing the shelves of this island's renowned Atheneum I followed my usual habit of seeking high quality books about people or events of great consequence concerning which I am woefully

Book Review – “That Day by the Creek”

(By Charles J. Patricoff, ’76 Contributor) In his work of accurate historical fiction, Author John Buzzard takes his readers up to, through, and beyond the events, which shaped the single most demonstration of government evil

Let us now praise political polarization

(By Bill Moloney, '76 Contributor) In U.S. political discourse today there are few more popular attitudes then the endless lamentations over "political polarization".  The Cassandras insist that divisiveness is damaging, attack ads are despicable, and

A Jurist For All Seasons

[By Publius, '76 Blog contributor] “We are a nation of laws, not men.” – John Adams, 1770 Antonin Scalia has died, and with him, a major rampart of constitutional jurisprudence has been lost. The longest

Publius #3 – Our Factious Nature

“The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society. A zeal for

Publius #2 – No Angels Among Us

“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be

What a debt we owe Washington and Hamilton

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) With the new year comes a superb new book that sheds important light on what we often forget is the single most important period in all of our nation’s history.