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Entering a new phase

Published on 23 August 2010 by in General

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My work has entered a new phase. After twenty-four years of enthralled labor on the King trilogy, I felt compelled in 2006 to disclose the side-project in which I had gathered raw materials for presidential history through eight years of confidential interviews with Bill Clinton at the White House. Now that The Clinton Tapes is published (2009), I am free again to choose fresh topics. It is a strange feeling.

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Lately, I have intensified research into the Founders and our early U.S. republic.  Although the focus has jumped back nearly two centuries, my chief interests are still the fundamentals of democracy as revealed in conflicts over freedom, faith, and race. My goal is to elevate our cynical and superficial public discourse, even a little bit, while enjoying the plunge into characters from an earlier time. This new blog invites readers to share thoughts about any of these related topics. It is experimental, so please feel free to initiate comments on matters great or small.

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