Next Wednesday our friends at the Claremont Institute will post the holiday book selections of the institute’s friends on its Web site. I was delighted to be asked to submit a list; everything I think I know about American history and politics I have learned from Harry Jaffa and his students who are the mainstays of the institute. But I was stumped about how I might contribute anything that would add to the festivities.
It occurred to me that the only subject about which I might know more than the other folks who will contribute to the institute’s holiday book picks is popular music. Perhaps a few books on the subject might be of interest? With Hannukah already winding down and Christmas coming into view, I thought it might be appropriate to preview my picks for Power Line readers. The following is my submission to the institute for its coming holiday feature:
I want to hear American singing!
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