Bill Bennett

Posted September 16, 2009

Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, American history is an irreversible force, ever-progressing and changing the course of human history. Within the past five years alone, America established the first modern democratic state in the Middle East and elected the first African-American president in history.

Posted April 17, 2007

The following is a transcript from the Bennett Morning's radio show this morning.

Posted October 23, 2006

As the depression following the Panic of 1873 deepened, President Grant came under extreme pressure to inflate the currency. Debtors, especially in the western states, cried out for relief from Washington.

Posted October 16, 2006

When Lincoln declared the slaves in rebel hands “shall be, then, thenceforward, and forever free,” he had carefully exempted from his proclamation vast territories then under Union control.

Posted October 09, 2006

On 8 November 1861, Captain Charles Wilkes intercepted a British mail steamer, the Trent. Instead of hauling the ship, passengers, and crew before a federal magistrate for adjudication, Wilkes took it upon himself to arrest two Confederate diplomats—former U.S. Senators James Mason and John Slidell—and their secretaries.

Posted October 02, 2006

Extreme abolitionists like John Brown were in no way willing to place slavery on the path of ultimate extinction. They demanded action and they demanded it now.

Posted September 25, 2006

Women liked Clay because he liked them. And he took them seriously. He was charming, soft-spoken, and reasonable. In an age of passionate intensity, Clay’s efforts to preserve the union—and peace—through reason and persuasion struck a responsive chord, especially with women.

Posted August 28, 2006

Lincoln grieved at the toll the grinding trench warfare was taking on the Union forces—and the entire Union. For Lincoln did not simply mourn Northern losses.

Posted August 14, 2006

Most discussion of the Constitution and religion today focuses naturally on the First Amendment, but...

Posted August 11, 2006

If Jews are the canaries in the coalmine of how a civilization, state, or country will treat religious or ethnic minorities, what is Israel — the only democratic state in the Middle East, and the only Jewish state in the world? For several years now, I have been asking the question: Will our culture and the international community allow us to fight the war we need to fight to prevail? An interim answer to that question is now playing out for Israel, our international canary in the darkest of mines.

Posted July 26, 2006

What is disproportion in the Middle East? How should one state respond to multi-state-sponsored terror?

Posted July 24, 2006

When word came of the final ratification of the Treaty of Paris, a treaty in which American independence was fully recognized, the British agreed to evacuate New York and Charleston.

Posted July 10, 2006

The tenth in a series of exclusive excerpts from Bill Bennett's next bestseller, America: The Last Best Hope.

Posted July 04, 2006

The ninth in a series of exclusive excerpts from Bill Bennett's next bestseller, America: The Last Best Hope.

Posted June 27, 2006

The eighth in a series of exclusive excerpts from Bill Bennett's next bestseller, America: The Last Best Hope.

Posted June 20, 2006

The seventh in a series of exclusive excerpts from Bill Bennett's next bestseller, America: The Last Best Hope.

Posted June 13, 2006

The sixth in a series of exclusive excerpts from Bill Bennett's next bestseller, America: The Last Best Hope.

Posted June 08, 2006

The fifth in a series of exclusive excerpts from Bill Bennett's next bestseller, America: The Last Best Hope.

Posted May 30, 2006

The fourth in a series of exclusive excerpts from Bill Bennett's next bestseller, America: The Last Best Hope.

Posted May 23, 2006

The third in a series of exclusive excerpts from Bill Bennett's next bestseller, America: The Last Best Hope.