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Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief

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by James McPherson

On this, the 200th Anniversary of perhaps our greatest President - I'm still holding out for Washington, but perhaps that's on the basis of his entire body of work - it's worth considering his role as Commander-in-Chief. Not merely as described in Eliot Continue reading the story "Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief"

The Founders On Citizenship And Immigration

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by Edward Erler, Thomas West, and John Marini

Last year’s immigration debate left quite an impression on the body politic. It certainly left an impression on the Congressional switchboard operator. But for all the sturm und drang, the discussion barely left the realm of conventional partisan Continue reading the story "The Founders On Citizenship And Immigration"

An Army Of Davids

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by Glenn Reynolds - Instapundit

Prof. Glenn Reynolds, that's Instapundit to you, brews his own beer, has his own record label, and writes one of the most successful blogs on the planet. All of this is possible because of the massive increase of Continue reading the story "An Army Of Davids"

Size Matters

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by Joel Miller

Of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness," it's the last that's come under the most sustained ideological attack over the last half-century. And while modern conservatism has always included an element of deregulation and tax cuts, it's also fair to say that Continue reading the story "Size Matters"

A War Like No Other

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by Victor Davis Hanson

Why do we still care about the Peloponnesian War, 2500 years after it ended? Because it became the prototype war for death struggles between ideologies. With the possible exception of the Punic Wars, the Roman wars of conquest were primarily political and Continue reading the story "A War Like No Other"

The Wisdom of Crowds

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by James Surowiecki

How can a crowd correctly guess the number of beans in a jar, time after time, far more accurately than the average of the best guesser? How can all of us be smarter than the smartest of us? Especially when "all of us" Continue reading the story "The Wisdom of Crowds"

Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation

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by Hugh Hewitt

Combine freedom with low barriers to entry and you'll be continually amazed at the results. That's one of the messages from Hugh Hewitt'sBlog: Understanding theInformation Reformation That's Changing Your World. Hugh's been a follower and booster of theblogsphere as an alternative and corrective Continue reading the story "Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation"

Churchill On Leadership

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by Steven Hayward

Why should business leaders study Churchill, a political leader. Steve Hayward notes that Churchill's leadership was primarily during wartime. So he may have more lessons for business leaders, who are always in competition, than for politicians, who more often seek consensus. Compare, for Continue reading the story "Churchill On Leadership"