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“Hamilton at War” by Dr. Luke Thompson

January 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Please join the Society of the First Families of New York, Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, and The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society in a celebration of the birthday of Alexander Hamilton with a Reception & Talk by Hamilton Scholar, Dr. Luke Thompson on Hamilton at War.

Reception: 6 – 7 pm | Appetizers, Wine & Beer with a Whisky Tasting and crystal whisky glass compliments of Gordon & MacPhail.

You will be piped into the club by St. Andrew’s Society bagpiper and treated to a cocktail reception in the historic Harvard Club Mahogany Room.

Happy Birthday will be played on the bagpipes in celebration of Hamilton’s Birthday, with a toast by Richard Porter, the Voice of Hamilton.

Decorations with Hamilton Red Tartan!

Talk: 7 – 8 pm by Luke Thompson PhD on “Hamilton at War”

From the fighting in and around Manhattan in the early days of the Revolution, to the desperate night combat at Yorktown that helped bring it to a close, Hamilton came to know war up close and first-hand. As a member of Washington’s staff he came to appreciate how the war effort depended on Washington’s success playing at diplomacy, politics, and leadership. Finally, in the wake of the Neutrality Proclamation, he would tangle directly with his old collaborator, James Madison, over the question of war against Britain. So how did Hamilton think about war? Was he, as some have suggested, a precursor to Clausewitz? Or was he a product of his times?

Luke Thompson is a political consultant, commentator, and lecturer. He co-hosts the podcast Constitutionally Speaking and his writing has appeared in National Review, The Spectator, The Washington Examiner, USA Today, and other publications. He holds a PhD in political science from Yale and lives with his wife and daughter in Baltimore.

The cost of the Hamilton Birthday Event is $75 per person.


January 11, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York
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