Author Joanne Leedom-Ackerman and some of the world’s leading democracy and human rights experts will be holding a virtual webinar on Wednesday, July 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST to discuss China’s democracy movement and its response to threats … Continue reading Upcoming Virtual Event: The Journey of Liu Xiaobo
The following is an excerpt from Political Culture in Spanish America, 1500–1830 by Jaime E. Rodriguez O. (February 2018). Introduction “The people of . . . [Spanish] America are the most ignorant, the most bigoted, the most superstitious of all Roman … Continue reading Excerpt: Political Culture in Spanish America
David Starkey is a professor of English at Santa Barbara City College and the editor of Living Blue in the Red States. He served as Santa Barbara’s 2009-2010 Poet Laureate and is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Santa Barbara City … Continue reading From the desk of David Starkey: Living Purple
The following is an excerpt from Fit for the Presidency?: Winners, Losers, What-Ifs, and Also-Rans (January 2017) by Seymour Morris Jr. Morris is a former political pollster, head of corporate communications, and international entrepreneur. He is the author of American History Revised: 200 Facts … Continue reading Excerpt: Fit for the Presidency?
The following contribution is from Lawrence J. Haas, author of Harry and Arthur: Truman, Vandenberg, and the Partnership That Created the Free World (April 2016). A former top White House official, he is now a Senior Fellow at the American … Continue reading From the Desk of Lawrence J. Haas
Books In Cold Storage by James W. Hewitt Review from Federal Trial Judge blog Hercules and the Umpire: “What makes the book sing is the writing. The reader is patiently told of the facts with the skill of the best newspaper writer. We learn the texture and the feel of the place and the people. The official story is told, and then deconstructed with the scalpel of an experienced lawyer.” From the Mouths of Dogs by B. J. Hollars From Kirkus Reviews: “An honest, heartwarming choice for animal lovers.” The Battle for Paradise by Jeremy Evans Also from Kirkus Reviews: “Evans … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS