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The Troubles of an American Ideal

America was tired of manufactured heroes — movie stars; politicians, bootleggers; flagpole sitters — and then came Lindbergh, the real thing: modest, courageous, ingeneous, and quietly self-confident.... More

The Royal Role of Grace Kelly

If she hadn't won an Academy Award and married the Prince of Monaco, would the media still be writing about Grace Kelly after all these... More

Protecting Animals from Beasts

Post editorials of the 1860s reflect a long campaign for animal rights, which helped establish the ASPCA in New York 144 years ago this month.... More

The Wild Heart of Sam Houston

The successes of Sam Houston's life were as remarkable as its failures. Again and again, as Houston saw his fortunes collapse, he looked for solace—retreating... More

The Book of Numbers

Those of you who joined us in the last 20 years probably don't know how much previous generations relied on telephone directories.... More

The Eagle That Never Flew

What is the greater challenge to our economy: the ambition of government programs or the cupidity of powerful corporations?... More

The Controversial Hero

Any American who sparks such extreme opinion must represent something deep and valuable in the national character.... More

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