I have been reading this book to Claudia for the past couple weeks. Steve Inskeep is as instructive a historian as he is as an NPR reporter. This book was pitched as something that would help explain what’s going on now in our nation’s politics because……as everyone has heard…..What goes around comes around……or …..the only thing that never changes is change itself.
BTW – John C Frémont was the Republican Party’s first nominee for President in 1856. Abe was still thinking about joining it that year. Bonus for me, Frémont parlez vous-ed Francais. (the “-ed” is mine and a terrible blasphemy. I apologize for it.)