Fourth of July Respite

by , July 05, 2013

I did have a column planned for today, but when I started to write it my fingers would not type out the words I had in mind. I took this as a warning sign that I’ve been pushing myself to the edge of complete exhaustion, and that it’s time to take a break. That’s something I don’t usually allow myself, especially since budget cuts have decreased our staff and handed me a heavier workload. In this case, however, I didn’t want to tempt the Fates, and bring on a case of – dare I say it? – writer’s block.

So I’m going to go sit out in the back yard, take a deep breath, think about my next column – and listen to the sound of the Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves. I’ll be back on Monday.


I just had to write this piece for The American Conservative, it percolated in my brain and demanded to be let out, so go here to find out what I’m talking about.

You can check out my Twitter feed by going here. But please note that my tweets are sometimes deliberately provocative, often made in jest, and largely consist of me thinking out loud.

I’ve written a couple of books, which you might want to peruse. Here is the link for buying the second edition of my 1993 book, Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement, with an Introduction by Prof. George W. Carey, a Foreword by Patrick J. Buchanan, and critical essays by Scott Richert and David Gordon (ISI Books, 2008).

You can buy An Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard (Prometheus Books, 2000), my biography of the great libertarian thinker, here.

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