Day: December 16, 2023

Andrew Roberts is Wrong about the Boston Tea Party

The distinguished British historian Andrew Roberts has just written, alas, an attack on the Boston Tea Party that is much beneath him. The Tea Party, it turns out, was an entirely self-interested operation, with nary a shred of idealism about it: It was in no sense a spontaneous activity: some accounts of it portray a […]

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Invitation to a Fancy Dress Party

Author’s Note: The nation’s 250 Anniversary is only 30 months away. The National Association of Scholars can hardly wait. Over the interval, we will post short commemorations of the events that led up to the Second Continental Congress officially adopting the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Some events are familiar to most Americans, […]

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