Category Archive: Joel Barlow

Advice to Americans on Iraq

Black fool, why winter here? These frozen skies,Worn by your wings and deafen’d by your cries,Should warn you hence, where milder suns invite,And day alternates with his mother night. These words were written… Continue reading

War, War, and More War

In 1812, President Madison sent the diplomat Joel Barlow with a treaty for consideration by Napoleon in Russia, where Bonaparte was leading his disastrous campaign against the Tsar. Barlow is known today mainly… Continue reading