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Richard Brookhiser

Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor at the National Review and is well-known for his biographies of American founding fathers, including George Washington on Leadership, and What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers. President George W. Bush awarded Brookhiser the National Humanities Medal in 2008.

Articles by Richard Brookhiser

Sharp business skills ensured the first president’s phenomenal success Read >>
Suppose they could go on "Meet The Press"... Read >>
Six Aspects Of The Man—Three Political, Three Personal—Hint At How Posterity Will View Him Read >>
The French helped us win our Revolution. A few years later we were at war with Napoleon’s navy. The two countries have been falling in and out of love ever since. Why? Read >>
Traitor, October 2002 | Vol. 53, No. 5
Richard Brookhiser has spent four years trying to capture for the television screen the character of perhaps the greatest American. Read >>
Adams, September 2001 | Vol. 52, No. 6
President, May/June 2000 | Vol. 51, No. 3
Smarter than stupid, of course; but does the intellectual tradition that began with the century suggest there is such a thing as being too smart for the country’s good? Read >>
Should our leaders say they’re sorry about slavery? About Indians? About their personal behavior? Such questions are hardly new; public contrition has been a national preoccupation for centuries. Read >>
King George lost us; Princess Di won us back. Certain changes made this possible. Read >>

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