Bill Kauffman

The Gentlemen from Indiana

May 10, 2015
Booth Tarkington and Jeremy Beer, that is. From The American Conservative. And what the hell, here’s R. Dean Taylor (a Canadian) too.…
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Spangled Webb

April 10, 2015
On James Webb, novelist-politician.…
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Missouri Loves Company

March 30, 2015
I’ve caught a lot of lucky breaks (or unmerited graces) in my life. For instance, I had two superb editors at Henry Holt, which in 2003 published Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette, and both have gone on to write books…
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White Hunter, Iraq Heart

February 21, 2015
From Reason, the excellent Jesse Walker locates American Sniper within a semi-nativist (if sometimes anti-native) American antiwar tradition. For what it’s worth, I found it a powerful film, and not at all jingoistic.…
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Drove My Chevy to See Levy

January 30, 2015
From The American Conservative, the art of Alexander O. Levy, who painted the street where he lived.…
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The Gales of November

November 2, 2014
What the populist campaign of Zephyr Teachout presages (maybe).…
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The Inconstant Gardners

October 23, 2014
Those whom fortune has favored so bountifully as to place them within spitting distance of Batavia, New York, this Saturday, October 25, at 8 pm, are invited to drop by the Pok-a-Dot diner for our 18th annual “Batavia Reads Gardner”…
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Clevelands Rock

October 17, 2014
From The American Conservative, the love story of Frankie and Uncle Jumbo.…
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Remembering Leonard Liggio

October 16, 2014
Ralph Raico eulogizes his old friend and fellow Youth for Taft Leonard Liggio, a sweet and erudite man.…
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I Wish That I Had Jesse’s Book

October 14, 2014
Walker, that is. His The United States of Paranoia is out today in paperback. Buy, read, enjoy.…
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Melancholy Late August Turns Melancholier

August 28, 2014
Our archrival of 75 years, Jamestown, leaves the New York-Penn League.…
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A Quaker for Peace

July 18, 2014
From The American Conservative, my remembrance of Robert D. Stuart Jr., whose family knew oatmeal.…
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Thoroughly Anti-Modern Milius

June 5, 2014
On John Milius, writer-director-surfer-anarchist, from The American Conservative.…
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Who Owns America?

May 21, 2014
In The American Conservative, Ralph Nader, paladin of the American anti-monopolist tradition, revives the great distributist-agrarian project of the 1930s.…
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First Dandelions of the Year Today!

May 6, 2014
Dear common flower, that grow’st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride uphold, High-hearted buccaneers, o’erjoyed that they An El Dorado in the grass have…
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The Front Page

April 18, 2014
On Howard Owens and the relocalization of American journalism.…
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