Have I mentioned before that I have a new book coming out? I can’t remember. Just in case I haven’t: Patriotism Is Not Enough will be officially published next week, on February 21, but Amazon is already shipping it starting yesterday, which means you could have your copy by Thursday! And if every Power Line reader orders a copy, it will make the best-seller list, and I might just be tempted to whoop and holler and do an extra Week in Pictures for the rest of the year.
George Will has this to say about the book:
“This scintillating exercise in intellectual history is fresh evidence of two things. One is that for many decades now America’s most profound and consequential debates have not been between conservatives and liberals, but among conservatives. The other is that Steven F. Hayward, author of the magisterial two-volume The Age of Reagan, is an unsurpassed guide concerning conservatism’s not-always amiable factions.”
And Fred Siegel says:
“Steven F. Hayward has a marvelous, Isaiah Berlin-like ability to bring both ideas and the individual behind those ideas to light. Hayward’s account of the rivalry between Harry Jaffa and Walter Berns gives the reader not only a new angle on the history of modern conservatism but more broadly makes sense of the rise of Constitutional Conservatism.”
For Washington DC area readers, I’ll be giving a lecture on the book next Tuesday, the 21st, at the American Enterprise Institute at their new location at 1789 Massachusetts Ave NE at 5:30 pm. It’s free and open to the public, but you do need to RSVP at this link. And if you’re busy Tuesday, I’ll be making an appearance the next evening, Wednesday the 22nd, at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center up near Capitol Hill, starting at 5 pm. Details here. I’ll be selling and signing books at both events.
Finally. John J. Miller of National Review conducted a short podcast (10 minutes) for his “Bookmonger” series on Ricochet, which you can listen to or download here:
I’ll be doing other media starting next week. Stay tuned for updates. But buy your copies early and often!
UPDATE: Thanks, readers! The book shot up on Amazon, and is now #1 among titles in political philosophy, ahead of Mein Kampf, supposedly a hot seller in the Trump Tyranny: