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The World Premier

…of Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton, a film by Michael Pack, hosted by me, took place at Government House, Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands last Thursday night. I did not post beforehand because the event was by invitation only, and the subway connections are lousy. But a good time was had by all. There will screenings later this spring and fall in Philadelphia, New York, and the Washington area, and the show will air on PBS sometime late this year. Watch this space.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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