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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

6 Responses

  1. Andrew G Van Sant says:

    My sister, two cousins, and one of my childhood friends were born the first week of November. Are births evenly distributed over the year?

    I think one of my distant relatives married Daniel Boone’s granddaughter.

  2. Allen Wilson says:

    I’ll say this and then run away real fast and hide somewhere:

    I can’t believe you forgot a certain British prince, likely the next king, on Nov. the 14th.

    Seriously, though, there is something about the murder of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette that really makes my blood boil, and we can throw in Tsar Nicholas and his whole family, along with Charles I and Mary Queen of Scots. There is a reason why royal blood must not be spilt.

    When I was fourteen and stupid (are the two not the same?) I wondered aloud why we didn’t just send an assassin over to kill George III, and that unleashed a lecture from my father which I can still hear today. In essence, the lecture was: You don’t ever kill a king, because that will unleash all kinds of evil in society.

  3. James D. says:

    I once read that August has more births than any other month. I was born in August, as were two of my children. My other three children were born in May. My wife was born very early on All Saints Day, as her mother did not want her to be born on Halloween.

  4. Allen Wilson says:

    Let’s not forget the passing on of the Rt. Hon. Ian Douglas Smith on Nov. 20th, or the 11th, the date of UDI.

  5. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    This little post was only intended to cover the first week.

  6. Dot says:

    February 14th?