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Portrait

The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Wiencek. A new portrait of the founding father challenges the long-held perception of Thomas Jefferson as a benevolent slaveholder. More.

Modern

Victoria Kahn reviews Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge by Thomas Pfau. Related: You can download an excerpt here.

Differences

How John Adams Helps Explain The American Mind by Richard Samuelson. The dispute between John Adams and Edmund Burke can illuminate today’s differences between American and European conservatives. More.

Government

Good Government, Bad Government by Francis Fukuyama. Why did the euro crisis start in Greece, which couldn’t control its public spending during the boom years prior to 2010, while Germany was able to maintain budget discipline? Careful comparative study of […]