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Paul Revere’s Ride

A Boston newspaper published “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 150 years ago today. My appreciation of the poem appears in the Wall Street Journal. You may already know the opening lines: “Listen, my children, and you shall hear / Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere…”

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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