Ill Literacy: Books with Benson
A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House (Guest: Jonathan W. White)Podcast -
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Jonathan W. White, associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, to discuss his new book, A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House. They discuss how Lincoln’s unprecedented welcoming of African American men and women to the White House transformed the trajectory of race relations in the United States and how African Americans used the White House as a national stage to amplify their calls for equality.
Claremont Review of Books: Lucas Morel – “Overcoming the House Divided”
C-SPAN: A House Built by Slaves (VIDEO)
The Guardian: Martin Pengelly – “Why Abraham Lincoln’s meetings with Black Americans matter”
Law & Liberty: Andrew F. Lang – “Meeting Mr. Lincoln”
Los Angeles Review of Books: Ronald White – “Calling on Lincoln”
National Review: Allen C. Guelzo – “Guests of the Great Emancipator”
Smithsonian Magazine: Jonathan W. White – “Black Lives Certainly Mattered to Abraham Lincoln”
U.S. National Archives: A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House (VIDEO)
White House Historical Association: A House Built by Slaves - African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House (VIDEO)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Colin Jones, Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London and Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, to discuss his new book, The Fall of Robespierre: 24 Hours in Revolutionary Paris. They discuss how Maximilien Robespierre went from completely secure in his person to awaiting the guillotine in the course of a day, who were the major players in the plot against him, and how they achieved their coup. They also discuss what everyday life in Paris was like during the Terror for the average Parisian and how many of those people would have to make a fateful choice on 9 Thermidor.
Financial Times: Tony Barber – “The Fall of Robespierre by Colin Jones — a revolutionary end”
History Today: Colin Jones – “The Fall of Robespierre”
Literary Review: John Adamson – “Night of the Guillotine”
London Review of Books: Caroline Webber – “Much more than a Man”
New York Review of Books: David A. Bell – “The End of the Terror”
The Spectator: Ruth Scurr – “The men of blood get their comeuppance in Revolutionary France”
The Sunday Times: Dominic Sandbrook – “The Fall of Robespierre by Colin Jones review — the day he met the guillotine”
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Peter Richardson to discuss his new book, “Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road To Gonzo.” They discuss how Thompson’s literary formation occurred in San Francisco in the mid- ‘60’s, how his celebrity has obscured his literary achievements, and why Richardson believes Thompson was one of the most important American voices in the second half of the Twentieth Century.
Get the book here: https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520304925/savage-journey
Alta: Sophia Stewart – “The Weird Turn Pro”
Houston Press: Tom Richards – “Plenty of Fear, Plenty of Loathing in New Hunter S. Thompson Biography”
Literary Hub: Peter Richardson – “On the Legacy of Hunter S. Thompson and Gonzo Journalism”
Los Angeles Review of Books: Peter Richardson – “Strange Rumblings: The Prickly but Productive Friendship Between Hunter Thompson and Oscar Acosta”
The Nation: Peter Richardson – “5 Lessons From Hunter S. Thompson”
The New Republic: Peter Richardson – “Hunter S. Thompson and the Four Secrets to Gonzo Journalism’s Success”
Times Literary Supplement: Matt Sturrock – “Not-so-micro-aggressions”
Wall Street Journal: Benjamin Shull – “‘Savage Journey’ Review: Hunter S. Thompson’s Wild Ride”
Washington Independent Review of Books: Daniel de Visé – “Savage Journey: Hunter S. Thompson and the Weird Road to Gonzo”
Washington Post Magazine: Jason Vest – “The gonzo journalist who forever changed political campaign coverage”
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Father Robert Sirico, co-founder of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, to discuss his new book, The Economics of the Parables. They discuss the enduring financial truths of the parables, whether Jesus intended the parables to have an economic message, and why they prefer the King James Version even though they’re both Catholic.
Get the book here: https://www.regnery.com/9781684512423/the-economics-of-the-parables/
Acton Line (AUDIO): “The Economics of the Parables”
Law & Liberty: Clara Piano – “Economics as an Antidote to Envy”
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Nathan Lewis of the Discovery Institute to discuss his new book with Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames, Inflation: What It Is, Why It's Bad, and How to Fix It. They discuss how we’ve gotten into the inflationary predicament we’re in, what remedies are available to decrease inflation, and why we should ignore calls to pursue heedless money-printing economic policies like Modern Monetary Theory.
Get the book here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/inflation/
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: How to Fix Inflation (VIDEO)
National Review: George Leef – “The Book to Read If You Want to Understand Inflation”
The Spectator (U.S.): Steve Forbes, Nathan Lewis, & Elizabeth Ames – “The moral cost of inflation”
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Bruce Gilley, professor of political science at Portland State University and member of the board of the National Association of Scholars, to discuss his new book, The Last Imperialist: Sir Alan Burns' Epic Defense of the British Empire. They discuss Burns’ important role at the United Nations, his many appointments in different British colonies, his views on the benefits of British imperialism, and Gilley’s view that decolonization was incredibly mismanaged and executed far too hastily.
Get the book here: https://www.regnery.com/9781684512171/the-last-imperialist/
The Caravan Notebook: Bruce Gilley – “The Case for Colonialism in the Middle East”
Claremont Review of Books: Helen Andrews – “Rule, Britannia!”
The New Criterion: Barnaby Crowcroft – “Good faith impugned”
Third World Quarterly: Bruce Gilley – “The Case for Colonialism”
Wall Street Journal: Bruce Gilley – “The Cancel Mob Comes Back for More”
The Statesman as Thinker: Portraits of Greatness, Courage, and Moderation (Guest: Daniel J. Mahoney)Podcast -
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Daniel J. Mahoney, professor emeritus at Assumption University and a senior fellow with the RealClear Foundation, to discuss his new book, The Statesman as Thinker: Portraits of Greatness, Courage, and Moderation. They discuss a number of statesmen who struggled to preserve freedom in times of crisis, what qualities make a great statesman and what defines statesmanship, how the study of it has fallen on hard times, and how we can revive it.
Get the book here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/the-statesman-as-thinker/
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Matthew Hennessey of the Wall Street Journal to discuss his new book, Visible Hand: A Wealth of Notions on the Miracle of the Market. They discuss why a new book explaining the beauty of the free market to people who normally blanche at all things economics was needed, detour into some Jersey inside baseball, and chat about a very valuable life lesson Hennessey learned in middle school from his science teacher.
Get the book here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/visible-hand/
Forbes: John Tamny – “Book Review: Matthew Hennessey’s Very Enjoyable ‘Visible Hand’”
Law & Liberty: Alexander William Salter – “Economics for Everyone”
Wall Street Journal: Matthew Hennessey – “An Economics Lesson From a Science Teacher”
Washington Free Beacon: Dominic Pino – “The Proof Is All Around Us”