Update: The entry planned for Friday, September 9th will be published Saturday, September 12th.
Update September 3rd: I’m moving the post scheduled for today, September 3rd, at 5 pm EST to today at 8 pm EST. It may be released a few minutes before 8pm.
Update: I’m pleased enough with the draft entry that was scheduled for September 4th that I am now moving it up to September 3rd at 7 AM EST. The schedules of all other entries are unchanged.
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In the meantime, many of you have raised questions about what content to expect. Specifically, what the hell are they talking about? To satisfy your curiosity (up to a point) we’ve decided to give a general outline of what will be unfolded in the first two weeks.
Before we do that, I must thank all bloggers who have refrained from confirming or denying whether they are the royalist co-writer hinted at earlier. Your actions to date help preserve a certain aura of mystery ahead of his grande re-entrance on the political stage. Please continue to maintain your radio silence; whether you expect to applaud or jeer his return, waiting until Friday before making any statements will make your applause or jeers informed ones. Any comment made earlier and you will not know what you are applauding or jeering. We appreciate your patience.
Now, to hand you the right expectations for what has been scheduled:
The evening of September 2nd, probably at 6 pm EST: A long interview with our co-host. Expect the great instructor to go through imperialism, opposition to democracy, a surprising amount of sociobiology, the frailty of the British Tories, the death penalty, linguistics, and more. There may even be an archduke or two who make a surprise visit to the saloon.
September 2nd, at the same time the interview is posted: I take up the reigns with a statement of purpose. Its release date was originally planned to be September 3rd, but it was decided to move it forward to Friday since the interview might be considered arcane material. By doing this, our hope is extra context will be given to the interview. My entry will feature a general overview of our ideological champion, Alexander Hamilton, and speak to his political relevance. Pointers will be added about American and European history, something very, very, very special for French and German speakers, and general merriment.
September 4th (Update: I’m moving this entry up to September 3rd): I go into the philosophy of state of Hamilton’s in more detail than the statement of purpose.
September 7th: A full article written by his Excellency. Topics include the Tsars of Russia, much supporting documentation, liberalism, a concise and – dare I say, definitive? – point or two about Protestantism, and more.
September 9th: I will complement the article on September 7th with related material.
This thread is now open to your comments and questions.