The Humane Republic: Cato and Cora

By |2020-09-22T08:23:19-05:00February 13th, 2014|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Books, Bradley J. Birzer, Cato, Joseph Addison, Slavery|

Two great works of republican literature, though separated by almost exactly a century, give us an important insight into the republican mind. The first, Joseph Addison’s play “Cato,” found a receptive and devoted audience among American founders such as George Washington, Nathan Hale, and Patrick Henry. During his famous and well-attended University of Pennsylvania lectures [...]

A Very Cato Christmas

By |2014-12-10T10:38:59-06:00December 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 keep [...]

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