My videos on surprising aspects of the origins of the Constitution
Two videos about: how Americans’ political rights developed before the American Revolution; and why Jefferson said that Americans had their own constitution, when they still lived in British colonies.
Will more wind and solar bring energy independence?
In this note in today’s (Novemebr 28, 2022) “The Australian” newspaper, I explain why the increased use of wind and solar won’t being Europe increased energy independence – a point also made last week by the head of NATO and, I argue, implied by the International Energy Agency: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/costly-proof-energy-autonomy-gone-with-the-wind-and-sun/news-story/fc8a7f4754cd3b55da8620a3afad1a3c Costly proof energy autonomy gone with… Read more
Op-ed on the History News Network
I was honored to thave a piece published on the outstanding History News Network, on Constitution Day 2022, in which I argued that the moral and political trauma over the the contitutional status of abortion echoed the moral and politcal trauma over slavery in the earlier days of the United States: How the Constitution Can… Read more
2nd episode 15-minute History podcast
The second episode was even better than the first, as we talked more broadly about the importance, wonder and learning of history. https://anchor.fm/15minutehistory/episodes/Two-Revolutions-and-the-Constitution-Part-Two–Special-Interview-with-James-Phillips-e1lbqe0/a-a88vm9s
15-Minute History Podcast
So exciting to discuss with Jon Streeter and Joe Parker, of the 15-Minute Hitory Podcast, aspects of the history that produced Americans’ perception of their constitution before the American Revolution (as well as other topics)!!! hhtps//:anchor.fm/15minutehistory/episodes/Two-Revolutions-and-the-Constitution-Part-One–Special-Interview-with-James-Phillips-e1l322v
An excellent discussion with the History Author, Dean Karaynis, on the deep origins of the Constitution, and their importance today
I’m quoted in The New York Sun
https://www.nysun.com/article/its-dangerous-for-january-6th-hearings-to-portray-our-republic-as-a-faberge-egg Dean Karayanis quoted some comments that I made at my book launch: James Philips, author of Two Revolutions and the Constitution, found over 4 million Google search results for the phrase “Trump coup,” questioned that elevation of the unorganized “rabble.” “Let’s assume,” he said, “that President Trump was so narcissistic and so indifferent to the… Read more
So excited to have my book launched, and to have a panel discussion, at the wonderful Centre for Independent Studies!
UK podcast discussion, Explaining History
Thanks to Nick Shepley for a wonderful discussion about the origins of the American Constitution, as explained in my book.
Interviewed on American Public Broadcasting Service TV channels
Thrilled to have been interviewed by the wonderful Llewelyn King and Linda Gasparello on their program White House Chronicles, distributed on many PBS channels and other platforms, about the origins and importance of the US Constitution, and constitutions generally.