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Patrick Henry as he appears debating the Constitution in Mike Church's "Spirit of '76"

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Kevin Gutzman in Early (1994) Takedown of "American Exceptionalism" High Priest Harry Jaffa

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Mandeville, LA - (Thanks to The Imaginative Conservative for this repost of Prof Gutzman's essay) Kevin Gutzman was once and aspiring young author and not the Colossus of Constitution we know and admire today (see his James Madison & The Making of America"). Back in 1994, Gutzman was presented the opportunity to partially weigh in on the famous dialogue that embroiled the young "American Exceptionalism" movement begun by Professor Harry Jaffa. If you've ever wondered how L….Continue

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What Dryden said was this, "Great wits are oft to madness near allied"; and that is true. It is the pure promptitude of the intellect that is in peril of a breakdown. Also people might remember of what sort of man Dryden was talking. He was not talking of any unworldly visionary like Vaughan or George Herbert. He was talking of a cynical man of the world, a sceptic, a diplomatist, a great practical politician. Such men are indeed to madness near allied. Their incessant calculation of their own brains and other people's brains is a dangerous trade. It is always perilous to the mind to reckon up the mind. A flippant person has asked why we say, "As mad as a hatter." A more flippant person might answer that a hatter is mad because he has to measure the human head. - G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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