Articles on history from The Objective Standard.
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty by John M. Barry
What led a devout Puritan minister to precede Thomas Jefferson in calling for a separation between church and state? John M. Barry answers this question.
The Brooklyn Bridge: A Monument to the Human Spirit
On May 24, 1883 the Brooklyn Bridge opened for public use. It was a triumph over nature, doomsayers, and corrupt politicians.
‘No Man Swings More or Stands Higher Than the Duke’
Duke Ellington crafted a sound that “literally lifts one out of one’s seat.” He flourished despite widespread racism and opened the doors of the world from behind his piano. Celebrate the Duke’s birthday with a taste of the unrestrained joy he brought to music and life.
The Genius of James Madison
More than any of his colleagues, James Madison forged the tools and marshaled the principles necessary to establish a free country—and this achievement justifies the appellation he was too modest to accept: Father of the Constitution.
John Lautner and Real Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright called him “the world’s second-best architect.” His spectacular homes have been the settings for commercials, Vogue fashion spreads, and dozens of movies. Most people have seen his astonishing work, but very few know his name.
The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left, by Dinesh D’Souza
D’Souza leaves the actual roots of the American left shrouded. And he paints conservatives as classical liberals. This is D’Souza’s big lie.