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Stephen M. Klugewicz

Stephen M. Klugewicz
Stephen Klugewicz is Editor of The Imaginative Conservative. He is the former executive director of the Collegiate Network at ISI and of the Robert and Marie Hansen Foundation and has long experience in education, having been president of Franklin’s Opus, director of education at the National Constitution Center, and headmaster of Regina Luminis Academy. He holds a Ph.D. in American History, with expertise in the eras of the Founding and Early Republic. Dr. Klugewicz is the co-editor of History, on Proper Principles: Essays in Honor of Forrest McDonald and Founders and the Constitution: In Their Own Words.

In an era of resurgent nationalism, it seems timely to present ten of the greatest classical music pieces written by composers about their countries. 1. Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast (My Fatherland) Czech...

Love has inspired countless composers, some of whom have written pieces dedicated to, or directly inspired by, their own beloveds. Here are ten of the best musical love letters ever composed... The Wagners' villa at Tribschen. "Wherever I...
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Here is what President Trump would say today, if the present author had been solely assigned the task of writing his inaugural address. My fellow Americans, Today marks the beginning of a new era in...

"Modern society cannot endure—and its survival is immediately in question—without discussion among thinking men." So said Russell Kirk, American conservatism's premier thinker, six decades ago. Dr. Kirk's insight still rings true today. In an age when acerbic sound bytes dominate...
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"They say you won't succeed because 'making a man President cannot change him.' But making a man President can change him! Great emergencies awaken generous traits which have lain dormant half a life. If there is a spark of true nobility in you, now is the occasion...
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"April is the cruellest month," T.S. Eliot wrote in the first lines of The Waste Land, but for baseball fans it is the month of September that marks the time of bitterest disappointment. Whereas April, the opening month...
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"I don't believe we can have an army without music." —Robert E. Lee “If we’d had your music, sir, we’d have whipped you out of your boots.” — A Confederate officer at Appomattox to his Union counterpart It...

The Imaginative Conservative's co-founder and editor-at-large, Bradley J. Birzer, has received another award for his outstanding, new biography of seminal conservative thinker, Russell Kirk. Following on the heels of The Imaginative Conservative's own 2015 Book...

"Seldom, if ever indeed, has a more interesting personality come to these shores from Europe." —Joseph Russo, biographer of Lorenzo Da Ponte Opera aficionados will know Lorenzo Da Ponte's name because of his...

On April 25, 1976, the year of the American Bicentennial celebrations, Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday saved an American flag from being burned by two protestors who had trespassed onto the field during a game at Dodger Stadium....
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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln on Good Friday, April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., is one of the most dramatic and famous events of American history. Yet beyond the familiar, basic facts of...

9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her, by Brion McClanahan (Regnery Books, 2016) This book is a refreshing attempt to "turn upside down" the traditional rankings...

"In my opinion, each number in Figaro is a miracle," composer Johannes Brahms said of Mozart's great opera a century after its creation. "It is totally beyond me how anyone could create anything...

Forrest McDonald did not set out to be a historian. Had he been able to hit a curveball, he would likely have been a professional baseball player. “I believed, and believe to this day,” McDonald...