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SEPTEMBER 13, 2020



"The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817"

Myron Magnet

"Losing World War III at Home"

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

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"The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817"

Myron Magnet is a prizewinning author and journalist, editor-at-large of City Journal, and author of the new book, Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution.  He previously served as editor of City Journal and a member of the board of editors of Fortune magazine.  He is one of America’s leading public intellectuals and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2008.  Magnet is a frequent media guest who has appeared on major radio and television programs nationwide.  He has written extensively for some of our nation’s leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Commentary, The American Spectator, and The New York Times.  His work has covered a wide range of topics from American society and social policy to history, economics, literature, and the American founding.  He previously authored The Founders at HomeThe Dream and the Nightmare, and other titles.  Magnet holds bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University and the University of Cambridge.  He earned an M.A. from Cambridge and a Ph.D. from Columbia, where he taught for several years.  He lives in New York City.

Through the Founders’ own voices — and in the homes they designed and built to embody the ideal of domestic happiness they fought to achieve — we come to understand why the American Revolution, of all great revolutions, was the only enduring success.

The Founders were vivid, energetic men, with sophisticated worldviews, and this magnificent reckoning of their successes draws liberally from their own eloquent writings on their actions and well-considered intentions. Richly illustrated with America’s historical and architectural treasures, this volume also considers the houses the Founders built with so much care and money, for they are revealing embodiments of the ideal of life they strove to bring into being. That so many great thinkers — Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, John Jay, the Lees of Stratford Hall, and polemicist William Livingston — came together to accomplish what rightly seemed to them almost a miracle is a standing historical mystery, best understood by pondering the men themselves and their profound and world-changing ideas.

Through impressive research and an intimate understanding of these iconic patriots, award-winning author Myron Magnet offers fresh insight on why the American experiment resulted in over two centuries of unexampled freedom and prosperity.

Praise for The Founders

“The Founders at Home is rich in insight, wit, and wisdom about the men who created America. It’s superb — a pleasure to read on every page.” — Thomas Fleming, author of The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

“The Founders at Home is a fascinating exploration of America’s founding fathers at the most intimate level. Highly original and intensely absorbing — Myron Magnet has produced an outstanding work of historical research.” — Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

“Myron Magnet has produced an excellent book from this excellent idea: We can better understand the Founders, who shaped how we live, if we better understand how they lived in the homes they designed and social circles that radiated from those homes. The American Revolution, he argues, was a success because of its moderation, and this virtue suffused the Founders’ lives.” — George F. Will, author of One Man’s America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation

“Americans have long admired our Founders from a respectful distance. Now author Myron Magnet pulls us closer, into the framers’ homes and minds, so that we suddenly see not only what drove them but also how very much we share with those first Americans. Accurate, skillful, and utterly charming.” — Amity Shlaes, author of The Forgotten Man

“The Founders of the American Revolution avoided the excesses of other major revolutions, not just because of their seminal ideas but also because they were practical, good men, both at work and at home. Myron Magnet, in this strikingly original thesis, shows how the protection of liberty and property were natural extensions of the way the Founders organized their families and homes. We owe him thanks for this timely reminder that how we live and what we think should not be antithetical, but properly complementary.” — Victor Davis Hanson, author of A War Like No Other

“This is a beautiful, entertaining, and inspiring book.” — Richard Brookhiser, author of James Madison

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Dr. Peter Vincent Pry served as Chief of Staff to the Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Commission. He is the Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a Congressional Advisory Board dedicated to achieving protection of the United States from electromagnetic pulse (EMP), Cyber Warfare, mass destruction terrorism and other threats to civilian critical infrastructures, on an accelerated basis. Dr. Pry also is Director of the United States Nuclear Strategy Forum, an advisory board to Congress on policies to counter Weapons of Mass Destruction. Foreign governments, including the United Kingdom, Israel, Canada, and Kazakhstan consult with Dr. Pry on EMP, Cyber, and other strategic threats.  

Dr. Pry served on the staffs of the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States (2008-2009); the Commission on the New Strategic Posture of the United States (2006-2008); and the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack (2001-2008). 

Dr. Pry served as Professional Staff on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) of the U.S. Congress, with portfolios in nuclear strategy, WMD, Russia, China, NATO, the Middle East, Intelligence, and Terrorism (1995-2001). While serving on the HASC, Dr. Pry was chief advisor to the Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the Vice Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and to the Chairman of the Terrorism Panel. Dr. Pry played a key role: running hearings in Congress that warned terrorists and rogue states could pose EMP and Cyber threats, establishing the Congressional EMP Commission, helping the Commission develop plans to protect the United States from EMP and Cyber Warfare, and working closely with senior scientists and the nation's top experts on critical infrastructures, EMP and Cyber Warfare.   
Dr. Pry was an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency responsible for analyzing Soviet and Russian nuclear strategy, operational plans, military doctrine, threat  perceptions, and developing U.S. paradigms for strategic warning (1985-1995). He also served as a Verification Analyst at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency responsible for assessing Soviet arms control treaty compliance (1984-1985). 
Dr. Pry has written numerous books on national security issues, including Blackout Wars; Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle To Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe; Electric Armageddon: Civil-Military Preparedness For An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe; War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink;  Nuclear Wars: Exchanges and Outcomes;  The Strategic Nuclear Balance: And Why It Matters; and Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal. Dr. Pry often appears on TV and radio as an expert on national security issues. The BBC made his book War Scare into a two-hour TV documentary Soviet War Scare 1983 and his book Electric Armageddon was the basis for another TV documentary Electronic Armageddon made by the National Geographic.


 "Losing World War III at Home"

with Dr. Peter Pry

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards, and served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA. He is author of Apocalypse Unknown: The Struggle To Protect America From An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe and Electric Armageddon, both available from and



WASHINGTON TIMES: Losing World War III inside America's borders

Mass violence in U.S. cities must be inspiring for terrorists and dictatorships looking to attack.

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Illustration on current American vulnerability by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times 

By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry - - Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Foreign adversaries planning the next big war now have two examples of the United States being unable to cope with revolutionary violence in the homeland.

During the 1960s, the New Left, anti-war, Black liberation and counterculture movements spawned rioting, looting, burning, killing police and 4,000 bombings.

Today, Antifa and Black Lives Matter are stoking revolutionary violence — 4,000 bombings haven’t happened yet, but the revolution is just starting.

Moscow, Beijing, Pyongyang and Tehran see the U.S. government helpless to stop mayhem in America’s cities, mayors and governors cowed, police “taking the knee” in token surrender, revolution right outside the White House.  

Tyrannies never tolerate much if any peaceful protest, let alone violence. They ruthlessly crush dissent.  

For example, China killed at least 10,000 of the Tianamen Square peaceful protesters, according to a secret U.K. estimate. Human Rights Watch estimates North Korea has 120,000 concentration camp inmates and killed 400,000 suspected of disloyalty. 

Dictatorships know America’s free and open society is potentially a wartime Achilles heel.  

The USSR planned operations by elite Spetsnaz and GRU special forces to paralyze U.S. warfighting and nuclear retaliatory capabilities at home, including by vaporizing the White House and Pentagon with man-delivered “nuclear suitcases.” (See GRU Col. Stanislav Lunev and KGB Col. Oleg Gordievsky’s testimony, House Armed Services Committee, Jan. 24, 2000; Oct. 26, 1999 and Col. Lunev’s book “Through the Eyes of the Enemy” 1998).

Ninety days and counting of mass violence in U.S. cities must be inspiring among hostile foreign Napoleons a Renaissance planning special forces operations designed to win a war — even before the outset of war — by defeating America at home.  

Enemy special forces could blackout national electric grids, crippling U.S. power projection (the national grid supplies 99% of electricity used by CONUS military bases), coordinated with an Information Warfare campaign blaming Antifa and Black Lives Matter. Then the real aggressor — Russia, China, North Korea or Iran — could make their overt move against the Baltic states, Taiwan, South Korea or Israel.

The president and Pentagon would be reluctant, and perhaps deterred altogether, from a major war opposing overseas aggression with a crippled military, while believing, mistakenly, that the United States is already facing an existential threat from domestic terrorists.

Security at U.S. military bases and even for U.S. bombers, ICBMs and submarines is designed for a 1950s “Ozzie and Harriet” America where Antifa and Spetsnaz were unthinkable.  

Enemy special forces masquerading as domestic or international terrorists could shootdown bombers and tankers. Modern shoulder-fired SAMs like Russia’s SA-7, SA-14, SA-16 and SA-18 have proliferated around the world (50,000 manufactured) and can range outside peacetime security zones for USAF bases.

ICBMs can be shot-down during boost-phase by snipers armed with hunting rifles or shoulder-fired SAMs.

Submarines, both ballistic missile and attack subs, could be targeted in their berths by armed drones (like those used by Iran to destroy the Saudi Abqaiq-Khurais oil refinery in 2019), by shoulder-fired missiles, or even by armor-piercing sniper fire. Just one hole in the pressure hull of a submarine would render it inoperable.

The loss of just a few, or even one, bomber, tanker or submarine to “terrorists” during “peacetime” could become enormously consequential when Russia, China, North Korea or Iran make their “big play” overseas. Even unsuccessful attacks on U.S. strategic forces or critical infrastructures by “domestic terrorists” could deter or significantly slow U.S. reaction to overseas aggression, until the homeland is assuredly secure.  

The present worldwide advertisement of U.S. homeland insecurity in places like Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Kenosha, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., coincides with a revolution in special forces super-weapons: 

• China’s Pterodactyl drone can fly 15,000 miles, from Beijing to Chicago and back, carrying smart bombs while jamming radars and conducting electronic warfare.

• China’s CH-500 unmanned mini-helicopter carries laser-guided missiles, can shoot through windows and destroy tanks.

• Russia’s rocket-propelled grenade launchers like the RPO-M lob a thermobaric warhead, giving one lone gunman firepower equivalent to a 152mm howitzer firing high-explosive shells.

• Russia and China both have battle robots armed with guns that can deliver high-explosives.

• Russia and China both have sniper super-rifles that can fire armor-piercing rounds over 3 kilometers.

• Even Iran has armed drones that can travel hundreds of kilometers and deliver strikes with great accuracy. Such drones could be equipped with a non-nuclear EMP warhead and programmed to follow powerlines to blackout electric grids.

Most of Russia and China’s special forces super-weapons are available to client states North Korea and Iran.  

Some super-weapons used during a “Gray-Zone War” inside the United States could give away the game that attacks are not from Antifa. But the best, most effective, weapons could be used last, just before the conflict goes big and overt, becoming a major war against the United States or allies.

Another military disadvantage of being a free and open society is that bad guys can easily stockpile special weapons within U.S. borders long before hostilities.  

America must not become a “surveillance state” like China.  

However, we do need better security for military bases, including “Iron Dome” anti-missile/drone defenses and hardened shelters for submarines.  

America’s life matters.

• Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, served as chief of staff on the Congressional EMP Commission, and on the staffs of the House Armed Service Committee and the CIA. He is author most recently of “The Power And The Light” ( UP

AMERICAN THINKER: The Enemy Within Our Nuclear Weapon Labs

By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry (September 5, 2020)

President Trump needs to “drain the swamp” at national laboratories responsible for maintaining the safety and reliability of U.S. nuclear weapons -- starting with Sandia National Laboratory.

Christopher Rufo and Tyler Durden (see “Sandia Labs Goes Nuclear On Employee Who Sparked Internal Revolt Over Critical Race Theory”) are among the few journalists who are spotlighting Sandia’s treasonous program to brainwash white male employees that  America is inherently racist and evil.

The Left-stream national media are burying this story.

Casey Peterson is an electrical engineer at Sandia National Laboratory, one of thousands of white male employees forced to undergo brainwashing in something called “White Men’s Caucus on Eliminating Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in Organizations.”

This “training” is mandatory for all white males employed at Sandia and is paid for by taxpayers.

Heroically, Peterson exposed Sandia’s indoctrination in “Critical Race Theory” -- the ideology of Black Lives Matters and Antifa promoting revolutionary violence against the U.S. government and the existing social order.

Peterson sent an e-mail to Sandia’s 16,000 employees and posted a two-hour YouTube briefing “Pushing Back on the Narrative of Modern Systemic Racism and White Privilege” which exposes the fallacies of critical race theory:

“Critical race theory (CRT), the view that the law and legal institutions are inherently racist and that race itself, instead of being biologically grounded and natural, is a socially constructed concept that is used by white people to further their economic and political interests at the expense of people of colour.”

“The way Systemic Racism and White Privilege are represented and taught today are, at a minimum, controversial and vastly overblown.”

“Much of the mainstream claims and data are outright false.”

“Racism is NOT a public health crisis.”

“Systemic Racism is NOT a major problem in 2020 America.”

Peterson notes that Sandia employees are “scared to speak out” because of a “repressive lab culture.”  Peterson correctly observes: “We need to completely rip [CRT] out of Sandia root and stem… It is cancer and we need to get it out of the labs right now.”

For bravely telling these truths, Sandia is punishing Peterson by putting him on paid administrative leave while launching an “investigation” to get him fired.  “Sandia executives have made it clear: they want to force critical race theory, race-segregated training, and white male reeducation camps on their employees -- and all dissent will be severely punished.  Progressive employees will be rewarded; conservative employees will be purged,” Tyler Durden concludes from Sandia’s persecution of Peterson.

Christopher Rufo reports, “According to multiple sources, the executives who have pushed the most toxic elements of critical race theory and race-segregated trainings are James Peery, Dori Ellis, David White, and Mark Sellers”:

  1. James Peery is Director of Sandia National Laboratory (SNL).
  2. Dori Ellis is SNL’s Associate Lab Director for Energy and Department of Homeland Security Programs, also affiliated with the University of California and the Russian Academy of Sciences, according to her SNL biography.
  3. David White is SNL’s Director of Cyber Research and Development, whose SNL biography indicates his gender preference is (He/Him).
  4. Mark Sellers is SNL’s Associate Director for the Mission Assurance Division for Department of Defense weapon systems.

President Trump should immediately suspend these SNL executives before they do more damage to U.S. national security.  Although there is an Inspector General (IG) investigation ongoing, more often than not, IGs -- who are funded by and work for the departments and agencies they are supposed to investigate -- provide political cover for executives.

Dangerously for America’s survival, all the so-called "nuclear weapon labs" have become countercultural sinecures for the Left.  Politicization of the labs deeply corrupts their capabilities to do science, for example: Sandia’s gross underestimation of the EMP threat, hysterical views on "climate change," and irrational commitment to a so-called "science-based stockpile stewardship program" that cannot really guarantee the safety and reliability of U.S. nuclear weapons.

A former senior scientist at SNL shared these observations with me:

“A well-known university scientist who was a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists told me that he would not send good students to the National Laboratories but would write strong recommendations for poor students in order to help sabotage its staff.”

“The young current workers at Sandia were all fervent Bernie supporters whereas the retirees (from a former generation) were quite different.  The present people will not have the sense of duty and commitment that motivated the development of the weapons of the past.”

“Edward Teller [inventor of the H-bomb]… wished that the weapons laboratories would change from being multi-purpose laboratories to being devoted to their original task [nuclear weapons].  I was present with Edward when he suggested to a laboratory director that a dedicated laboratory of one-third the size would better serve the nation than an aimless multipurpose laboratory.  Needless to say, Edward’s suggestion was not well received.”

Sandia, Los Alamos, and Livermore are more accurately "anti-nuclear weapon labs."  Their Left-leaning cultural climate, imposing "Critical Race Theory" on employees, undermines loyalty to the United States and greatly increases risk of treasonous activities, including betraying nuclear secrets to hostile foreign governments.

NOTE: On September 4, 2020, President Trump issued a memo through the Office of Management and Budget to stop funding “training” federal employees in “Critical Race Theory” and “White Privilege” as these are “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, served as Chief of Staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, was Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, and on the staffs of the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA.  He is author of Will America Be Protected? (2020 and The Power and The Light (2020


The Power And The Light: The Congressional EMP Commission's War To Save America 2001-2020

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) manmade or natural, from solar superstorms, can blackout electric grids and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures putting at risk the lives of millions. 9 of 10 Americans could die from starvation, disease, or societal collapse from a nuclear EMP attack that blacks-out the U.S. for a year. A solar superstorm could blackout electric grids worldwide, putting at risk the lives of billions. A small heroic band of scientists and national security experts serving on the Congressional EMP Commission have been striving for 20 years to protect America from the existential threat that is EMP. Their war to save America from ignorant armies that are the government bureaucracy, electric utility lobbies, and an irresponsible press is not yet won, and may soon be lost.

Blackout Wars: State Initiatives to Achieve Preparedness Against an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Catastrophe

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, David Drummond, et al. 2015

Blackout Wars is about the historically unprecedented threat to our electronic civilization from its dependence on the electric power grid. Most Americans have experienced temporary blackouts, and regard them as merely an inconvenience. Some Americans have experienced more protracted local and regional blackouts, as in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, and may be better able to imagine the consequences of a nationwide blackout lasting months or years, that plunges the entire United States into the dark. read more

EMP Manhattan Project

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry 2018 

The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat to the United States is existential and growing. EMPs can occur with a nuclear explosion in space, cyberattacks, terrorist attacks, physical threats or a large coronal mass ejection from the sun, all of which are described in this book. Any of these EMPs could wipe out not only our electric grid, but anything with a computer chip in it, sending the U.S. back to the 1850s. Within a year after grid failure, the EMP Commission tells us that 9 out of 10 Americans will succumb to dehydration, starvation, gang and other violence, murder, suicide, breakdown of society and diseases. The government needs to take action now by forming an EMP Manhattan Project that focuses on hardening our electric grid. If it doesn't, those who survive will be existing in a country unrecognizable. read more

Civil-Military Preparedness For An Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe 

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry  

In my long experience, no other single issue has been such a scientific and national security conundrum as electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The phenomenon itself is not easy to explain to non-scientists, be they policymakers, generals, or ordinary citizens. The EMP threat seems like the stuff of science fiction. Yet your life depends upon understanding EMP.  

War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

Why do some American intelligence officials maintain fallout shelters and private contingency plans to evacuate their families in the event of a Russian nuclear strike―even in today's post-Cold War era of U.S.-Russian partnership? The frightening answer lies within the pages of War Scare, a terrifying assessment of the prospect for nuclear holocaust in our day. Written by Peter Vincent Pry, a former CIA military analyst, War Scare provides a history of our country's little-known brushes with nuclear war and warns that, contrary to popular opinion and the assurances of our political leaders, the possibility of a Russian attack still exists. Nuclear deterrence has been the foundation of Western security for the last 50 years, but since the end of the Cold War, Russian military doctrine has become more destabilizing, and much more dangerous, than is commonly believed. read more

Poseidon: Russia's New Doomsday Machine

by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry | Jun 14, 2018   "POSEIDON: Russia's New Doomsday Machine" describes Moscow's unmanned automated drone submarine designed to deliver a 100-megaton warhead to inundate U.S. coasts with nuclear tsunamis, leaving the most populous parts of America radioactive wastelands. Is this the real purpose of POSEIDON? What are the strategic implications of this new doomsday weapon, the latest in a series of Russian doomsday machines? What are the implications of the marriage in POSEIDON of Artificial Intelligence with the most powerful nuclear weapon ever built? Author Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is one of the nation's foremost experts on nuclear weapons and strategy. Pry is Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, both Congressional Advisory Boards. He served as Chief of Staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, on the staffs of the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission and the House Armed Services Committee, and in the CIA.