The Human Republic: Cato and Cora

By |2019-07-09T13:29:32-05:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Books, Bradley J. Birzer, Cato, Joseph Addison, Slavery|

During his famous and well-attended University of Pennsylvania lectures of 1790 and 1791, James Wilson attempted to define the ideas of the American founding period. Others had done the same thing, or soon would, in a comprehensive fashion. The very first history of the revolution appeared in 1789, written by southerner David Ramsey. In [...]

A Very Cato Christmas

By |2014-12-10T10:38:59-05:00December 18th, 2012|Categories: Books, Cato, Christmas, Gifts for Imaginative Conservatives|Tags: |

Now well into the third century since our nation’s birth, imaginative conservatives can’t help but wonder where we might be in the life of the Republic. It is instructive to note that when our Founders were preparing to give birth to our Republic, they were imagining the end of the Roman Republic and pondering how to [...]