Patrick Allitt

Biography

Patrick Allitt is the Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University and author of The Conservatives: Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History (Yale University Press, 2009).

Recent Posts

Romancing the Throne

Dynastic survival. Diplomatic alliances. Religious supremacy. Ahh, the good old days of monarchical marriage. From the drunken George to the uppity Victoria, what was once the realm of high politics is now the domain of celebrity culture.

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Prayers of Our Fathers

Why American politicians eagerly adopt evangelical platforms, while British leaders avoid even mentioning God.

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How to Succeed in Politics

The Tea Party movement is blazing its agenda across America. But this is a movement without a cause. If the Whigs, Populists and Feminists can be co-opted by the Democrats and Republicans, this newest third party will suffer the same fate.

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