Author Archives: Bill Kauffman
Wanda Frank made small-town Batavia a little brighter.
His career encapsulated the warfare-welfare state consensus.
And try something of a more local flavor instead.
The Batavia Muckdogs were one of the last to resist the bigness trend.
A whipster from the ’60s recalls how the ‘days of wine of roses’ didn’t last long for one ill-fated folkie.
Remembering an old D.C. friend who took his own life.
Old-school intellectuals like Rothbard and Childs defied the stereotypes of their philosophy with their wit and generosity.
Why do their films, including those about the genocide, always get the shaft from Hollywood?
One of the greatest Civil War historians saw nobility in the stars and bars.
And he doesn’t belong in a cage. Coping when a dear friend is sentenced to prison.
Our hometowns—or the places we make our hometowns—deserve our love.
How one American city lost, and then reclaimed its destiny.
The post-election “Calexit” movement owes as much to petulance as to principle.
When unmoored, populism begets a twister of nationalistic nothingness
In praise of the middle-class man of commerce and letters.
Trump draws on a century-old slogan, albeit imperfectly.
Today’s GOP defectors don’t measure up to the principled third-party candidates of yore.
The persuasive power of hospitality, family, and ice cream
Like William Randolph Hearst before him, the celebrity’s anti-elitist bluster speaks to genuine resentment.← Older posts
from The American Conservative