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Self-Evident

New Book: Self-Evident

Self-Evident, Tim Patrick's new book on the ideas and events that made the Declaration of Independence possible, is now available in paperback and ebook formats.
The Worldwide Threat against Enlightenment Ideals

The Worldwide Threat against Enlightenment Ideals

America's founders believed that natural rights and legal protections enjoyed by England applied to America. They might be horrified to see them at threat in Turkey.
A Summary View

The Pre-Declaration of Independence

Written two years before the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's pamphlet "A Summary View of the Rights of British America" is essentially a pre-release edition of the final Declaration.
Thomas Jefferson

Keeping Up With the Jeffersons

I listen regularly to a podcast called The Thomas Jefferson Hour, a little bit of exciting history in my otherwise non-historical life. In this week's episode, the hosts discussed reading in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
Tristram Shandy

Who Is Tristram Shandy?

I had never heard of Tristram Shandy until a few weeks ago. But now I can't seem to avoid him.

More to Read

Halfway!

While Dick Clark was ringing in the New Year, I was celebrating the passage of the Well-Read Man Project’s halfway mark.
Think a Second Time

Review: Think a Second Time