Brion McClanahan

About Brion McClanahan

Dr. Brion McClanahan is the author or co-author of four books, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers (Regnery 2009), The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution (Regnery 2012), Forgotten Conservatives in American History (Pelican 2012), and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes (Regnery 2012).

The Echoing Legacy of Thomas Jefferson

By |2019-04-04T13:07:40-05:00April 13th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Thomas Jefferson|

Thomas Jefferson is perhaps the greatest enigma of the American age. He wrote and spoke on so many topics that he has become the symbol of virtually every strain of uniquely American political thought. Jefferson is the democrat, the agrarian, the federalist, the republican, the radical, the conservative, the statesman, the planter, the intellectual, the [...]

Restoring the Old Order: Who Owns America?

By |2019-07-09T16:04:30-05:00September 4th, 2014|Categories: Agrarianism, American Founding, Clyde Wilson, Constitution|Tags: |

In graduate school, I was assigned by the resident “New South” historian I’ll Take My Stand by Twelve Southerners as my final paper. I eagerly accepted the project. This was in my back-yard, so to speak. I had read the book at least twice before and considered it one of the best tomes on Southern [...]

Forgotten Conservatives in American History

By |2016-10-17T11:05:41-05:00August 10th, 2012|Categories: Books, Clyde Wilson, Conservatism|Tags: |

Several times in his dense treatises, John Taylor of Caroline, the systematic philosopher of Jeffersonian democracy, warned that political terms are treacherous and their exact meaning must be examined with care. Because, words are themselves weapons in the eternal campaign of designing men to achieve power and exploit their fellows. Let them control the terms [...]

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