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Happy May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo. Today is not only a Mexican holiday, but the anniversary of one of the greatest defeats in French military history (at the hands of Mexicans, as it happens). See page 124 of this book for details.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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