About John Pafford

Dr. Pafford, professor emeritus, taught history and philosophy at Northwood University from 1976-2013 and received the Northwood University Award for Faculty Excellence in 1995. A member of the Board of Scholars of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, he is the author of six books, including “Russell Kirk” and “John Jay: The Forgotten Founder” as well as numerous articles on history, theology and contemporary events. He received his doctorate from International College in Los Angeles.

The American Cause: Justice, Order, and Freedom

By |2014-03-17T15:55:03-05:00January 14th, 2013|Categories: Books, Russell Kirk|

The American Cause by Russell Kirk Henry Regnery, publisher of Kirk's magnum opus, The Conservative Mind and friend of his, urged him to write a short book easily understood by the average person, setting forth the foundational spiritual, moral, social, political, and economic principles of the United States. Initially Kirk demurred, having other projects in [...]

John Jay: Man of Order, Jus­tice, Free­dom

By |2019-05-07T14:40:24-05:00February 15th, 2011|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Books, John Jay|Tags: |

John Jay: Found­ing Fa­ther by Wal­ter Stahr John Jay ar­guably is the least known of the most sig­nif­i­cant Found­ing Fa­thers. Yet at one time, he was con­sid­ered by many to be the log­i­cal suc­ces­sor to Wash­ing­ton as chief ex­ec­u­tive of the new coun­try. His résumé is the most im­pres­sive of those who did not serve as [...]

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