Vandy

by John J. Miller on May 3, 2016 · 0 comments

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My podcast with Larry Haas about his new book on Truman and Vandenberg is mostly about Vandenberg, because I’m that way when it comes to Michigan. Below is an image of a statue of the Republican senator who helped the GOP abandon isolationism and develop the early Cold War strategy of containment. It stands in downtown Grand Rapids, which was Vandenberg’s home.

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Ty Game

by John J. Miller on April 15, 2016 · 0 comments

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Everything you thought you knew about Ty Cobb is wrong. Listen to my new podcast with Charles Leerhsen, the author of an excellent, revisionist biography of the great baseball player.

circa 1915:  Full-length image of Detroit outfielder Ty Cobb (1886 - 1961) touching third base while running during a baseball game.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Libber

March 21, 2016

Here’s my Q&A with Paul Hair of Liberate Liberty. An extract: PH: How powerful is fiction and how does it affects culture? JJM: Fiction has mythic power. We can learn a lot from actual history, of course. If you want to be a statesman, start with Thucydides and work your way to Winston Churchill. But […]

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Brave New World?

February 25, 2016

The new National Review carries my story on David Baltimore and CRISPR gene-editing technology: Yet these dreams could turn to nightmares if they involve the genetic manipulation of people. “That’s an obvious application of the technology,” says Baltimore. It raises the specter of Dr. Frankenstein’s wild experiments and the eugenic goal of designer babies. In […]

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Happy Super Bowl

February 7, 2016

Here’s my History Author Show podcast.

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Bircher

January 31, 2016

The new National Review carries my review of John Birch: A Life, by Terry Lautz. It’s good.

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