Blog Posts - Henry Adams

A Nineteenth Centuryist in Washington D.C.

Rather appropriately for the President’s Day weekend, the Secret Victorianist spent the last few days in Washington D.C. It was my first visit to the US capital, and partially inspired by my recent review of Henry Adam’s Democracy, which provides...
by The Secret Victorianist on Feb 17, 2015

The Nineteenth-Century House of Cards

“Who then is right? How can we all be right? Half of our wise men declare that the world is going straight to perdition; the other half that it is fast becoming perfect. Both cannot be right. There is only one thing in life that I must and will hav...
by The Secret Victorianist on Jan 10, 2015

Why the Right was against repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell”

Why is it so common for the most strident of the 'moral majority' to find themselves in the public spotlight with their pants down, sometimes quite literally?
by Sharp Iron on Dec 27, 2010

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