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My Newest Friend

Here’s what Sue Bob’s Diary says about Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America’s Disastrous Relationship with France:

“When a book is truly outstanding, I not only have to fight myself to put it down to go to work or do chores, I re-read sentences in order to savor their particularly pleasing and memorable phrasing. This is one of those books. I consider this book to be a necessary antidote to the sentimentality about the French that has been thoughtlessly fed to those of us who were victims of government schools. And-unlike dry school lessons on history-it is a true pleasure to read.”

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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