Clyde Wilson

Clyde N. Wilson is the Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and a Contributing Editor to Chronicles. Dr. Wilson is best known as the editor of the 28-volume documentary edition of The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the author or editor of a dozen other books—including Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew and Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture—and has published over 700 articles, essays, and reviews. He is also the co-owner of Shotwell Publishing.

Latest by Clyde Wilson in ITO

  • Living With Lenin
    June 11, 2021

    Living With Lenin

    5 ¼ min

    The tactics of Vladimir Lenin appear to be ripe for duplication in 21st century America, if they are not already being used by our elites.

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Latest by Clyde Wilson in Chronicles

  • Living With Lenin
    June 11, 2021

    Living With Lenin

    4 ¾ min

    The tactics of Vladimir Lenin appear to be ripe for duplication in 21st century America, if they are not already being used by our elites.

    Read More
  • Remembering M. E. Bradford
    December 2019

    Remembering M. E. Bradford

    5 ½ min

    Anyone who met M. E. Bradford was unlikely to forget him. There was his imposing bulk and his Stetson cowboy hat, but that was just the trimming. This Oklahoman, long a fixture at the University of Dallas, radiated vast erudition, lightly worn and easily shared, often in colloquial language. He emitted goodwill and sparkling humor, fused with an antique courtly courtesy for all. Bradford was steeped in the history of Southern literature, much like Donald Davidson, the Agrarian man of letters and poet under whom he wrote his dissertation at Vanderbilt University.

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  • February 20, 2019

    The Treasury of Virtue

    6 ¼ min

    "Contrary to widespread belief, evidence is accumulating that Western democracy is in continuous and serious decline," writes Claes Ryn in the opening of this eloquent, concise, and hard-hitting manifesto that goes immediately to the heart of our times.

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  • The Life of an 'Old Republican'
    January 24, 2019

    The Life of an 'Old Republican'

    11 ¼ min

    Nathaniel Macon (Dec. 17, 1758-June 29, 1837), "Old Republican" statesman, the foremost public man of North Carolina in the early 19th century, was the sixth child of Gideon and Priscilla (Jones) Macon and was born at his father's plantation on Shocco Creek in what later became Warren County.

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  • Bait and Switch
    January 2017

    Bait and Switch

    4 ½ min

    What came from Philadelphia was not a “U.S. Constitution” or a “Constitution of the U.S.” It was “a Constitution for the United States.”

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