Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Claremont Christmas books

Their recommendations are here. Now I feel obliged to offer mine, and encourage other NLT contributors to offer suggestions as well.

First, I’ll relieve Steve Hayward of having to be shameless, recommending Greatness.

Then, I’ll relieve Peter Lawler of the same need, recommending Stuck with Virtue.

We should all read about Manliness, and, while we’re at it, add Randy Newell’s What Is a Man?.

I think that Jim Ceaser’s Nature and History in American Poltiical Development solidifies his standing as one of our smartest and most thoughtful commentators on the deeper cultural and philosophical roots of the American regime.

I rather liked Elizabeth Edwards Spalding’s book on Harry Truman, which I reviewed for the forthcoming Claremont Review of Books.

Richard Brookhiser is auditioning in a compelling way to be America’s contemporary Plutarch; I especially liked his book on Washington.

Finally, if you’re still at a loss, consult this list, from which any purchase benefits the Ashbrook Center.

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