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Richard Brookhiser

Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor at the National Review and is well-known for his biographies of American founding fathers, including George Washington on Leadership, and What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers. President George W. Bush awarded Brookhiser the National Humanities Medal in 2008.

Articles by this Author

Sharp business skills ensured the first president’s phenomenal success
Suppose they could go on "Meet The Press"...
Six Aspects Of The Man—Three Political, Three Personal—Hint At How Posterity Will View Him
Founding Father, October 2003 | Vol. 54, No. 5
The French helped us win our Revolution. A few years later we were at war with Napoleon’s navy. The two countries have been falling in and out of love ever since. Why?
Traitor, October 2002 | Vol. 53, No. 5
Richard Brookhiser has spent four years trying to capture for the television screen the character of perhaps the greatest American.
Adams, September 2001 | Vol. 52, No. 6
President, May/June 2000 | Vol. 51, No. 3
Smarter than stupid, of course; but does the intellectual tradition that began with the century suggest there is such a thing as being too smart for the country’s good?
Should our leaders say they’re sorry about slavery? About Indians? About their personal behavior? Such questions are hardly new; public contrition has been a national preoccupation for centuries.
King George lost us; Princess Di won us back. Certain changes made this possible.