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Harry Jaffa (1918-2015) was an influential historian and political philosopher. At the time of his death he was an emeritus professor at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University and a distinguished fellow of the Claremont Institute. His ideas helped shape modern American conservatism; he was also a speechwriter for 1964 Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
Unique, authoritative, it should remain in print for the next 200 years, if there is any justice. Anyone interested in The constitution, History, Lincoln, democracy vs the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Leland L. Sprague
This book provides a clearer explanation of the sequence of events that led up to the Civil War than any other I know of. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Reader
For an account of Lincoln's thought (as well as Douglas') that serves to the credit of both of them, read this book. Read morePublished on December 31, 2002 by Nathan Albright
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Jaffa is that he wrote Goldwater's famous "moderation in the defense of freedom is no virtue" speech. Read morePublished on June 22, 2000 by steven schwartzbard