Donald R. McClarey

Top Ten Posts of All Time on Almost Chosen People

    I get in a stats mood every now and then.  Here are the top ten most viewed posts on Almost Chosen People, the American history blog I write with Paul Zummo:  Edmund Burke and the American Revolution is

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Top Popular Posts at Almost Chosen People

      The long Memorial Day Weekend gave me time to look at statistics of the blogs I am involved with.  Here are the top ten most popular posts for Almost Chosen People, the American history blog that I

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Jane Austen is a Hot Button Issue?

Last week I wrote a post noting the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  I took the opportunity of mentioning that I found Austen boring and noted fairly vituperative criticisms of her by Twain and Emerson.  The

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Almost Chosen People

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate of the State of New-Jersey: I am very grateful to you for the honorable reception of which I have been the object. I cannot but remember the place that New-Jersey holds in our

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