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William Murchison

William Murchison
William Murchison is the Radford Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Baylor University. Mr. Murchison is a graduate of the University of Texas and Stanford University. His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Human Life Review, First Things, Touchstone, and National Review.

Forrest McDonald's biography most likely will prove indispensable. What Alexander Hamilton thought, and how he came to think it, is nowhere else so plain as here... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join William Murchison as he examines the...

Alexander Hamilton: A Biography, by Forrest McDonald (New York: W. W. Norton & Co.) That Alexander Hamilton was among the most luminous and creative of the Founding Fathers every schoolboy has at least an inkling. That...
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The notion of the president as comforter-in-chief fits snugly with the notion of political “solutions”—e.g., gun control—to essentially moral and theological problems—e.g., schoolhouse massacres. In a well-meant message of consolation, delivered Sunday at Newtown, President Obama declared...
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We mighta, coulda, woulda, shoulda, still-some-day-may elect a president serious about the matter of the nation’s freedoms. Or, possibly, not. The second possibility—so an ancient mariner...
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William Muchison by William Murchison It fell to Justice Samuel Alito the other day to remind Americans how far their culture of liberation has veered from common sense...