History in the Present Tense
If nothing else, Joseph Ellis proves that you can’t write history in the present tense.
JOSEPH TARTAKOVSKY was the James Wilson Fellow in Constitutional Law at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy and a contributing editor at the Claremont Review of Books. He is the author of The Lives of the Constitution: Ten Exceptional Minds that Shaped America’s Supreme Law (Encounter Books).
His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times, among other publications. As a lawyer, he has served as the Deputy Solicitor General of Nevada, a white-collar criminal litigator at an international law firm, and as a law clerk to a federal appellate judge.
His email is [email protected].