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Archive for September 2012

James Madison, Climate Change Guru?

James Madison was a thoughtful fellow.  Very.  He and his pal Jefferson were amateur scientists, forever corresponding about their observations of natural phenomena or some new wacky theory coming out of those European know-it-alls.  Jefferson usually gets all the credit for being a renaissance man while Madison gets credit for being . . . short. But Madison had some…

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Nice Words From the Academy

History writers like me (that is, those without doctorates) sometimes develop a bit of a ‘tude about academics who occasionally sneer at our efforts.  An Ivy League type wrote of my first book (and I paraphrase), “I don’t know why they publish books like this.” Because people like to read them! In any event, a distinguished historian…

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