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Young Winston Churchill, pictured above as a subaltern with the 4th Hussars, made it his goal to win a seat in Parliament by the age of 25, and he went on to great things. By this model, Andrew KB Cusack, MA (Hons), youngest member of the Westchester County Committee of the Conservative Party of New York State, has perhaps two or three years to get himself elected. Mr. Cusack is, I believe, from Bronxville, and it says here that district's liberal state assemblywoman, Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, is ripe for a challenge from an enterprising young candidate on the Conservative Party line. What say you, Steve M, Basil Seal and Mr & Mrs P? Can we get a Cusack boomlet started?
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Having just finished listening to Sharpe's Waterloo, I particularly appreciated Andrew's ode to the Scots Greys.
The anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo this past weekend was suitably noted by Conservative History Journal, an interesting-looking blog that has recent entries on Dorothy Sayers and Churchill and Wellington and Burke and will be added to the bookmarks forthwith.
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Also recently finished and recommended: Black Ajax, George MacDonald Fraser's novel about 19th-century American boxer Tom Molineaux that captures the bare-knuckled and bloody world of the milling coves, or prizefighters, of Regency England. (A tip of the stovepipe to Basil Seal for putting me on to Fraser via the Flashman series: Flashy's father, Mad Buck, figures in the boxing novel.)