New Model, Classical Principles

The New Model Federalist is a series of thirteen essays I wrote between 2016 and 2020 and published in book form a year later. My aim was to apply the United States of America’s founding principles to our Union’s challenges in those years. In so doing, I hoped to contribute some ideas for renewing our politics so as to preserve free government of the classically liberal sort that our Republic’s founders envisioned.

Nearly all of the problems I grappled with in the book remain pressing today, even if some of the particulars have since changed. If you are interested in reading it, you can obtain inexpensive ebook copies on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and the Apple bookstore. A paperback version is also available on Amazon.

I also kept up a sporadic blog between 2020 and 2022, which you can access from the menu above. I am currently using this site as a repository for my externally-published opinion pieces on topics of national interest. I welcome thoughtful feedback on any of my writing, and you can get in touch with me via the email address on the contact page.

If you read any of those things, you will see that I am fond of quotes. I ask you to keep two in mind, which represent one of the rare points of agreement between Sir Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandi:

“In my search after Truth I have discarded many ideas and learnt many new things… therefore, when anybody finds any inconsistency between any two writings of mine, if he has still faith in my sanity, he would do well to choose the later of the two on the same subject.” —Mohandas K. Gandhi, Preface to the 1938 edition of Hind Swaraj

“The only way a man can remain consistent amid changing circumstances is to change with them while preserving the same dominating purpose.” —Winston Churchill, “Consistency in Politics,” July 1927

Thoughts and approaches change, but purpose and principles endure longer. That, I trust, is what you will find here.