David French's story takes him from rural Alabama and Kentucky to Harvard law school. Afterwards, he found himself fighting for religious liberty and free speech throughout America's court system, and literally fighting for liberty in the surge in Iraq. In 2015, he turned to writing full-time, just about a month before Donald Trump descended an elevator in New York to announce his candidacy for President. In the years since he almost ran for president and has been a vocal critic of the President on a variety of issues.

David's new book is "Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Heal Our Nation."

You can read his regular columns at The Dispatch, where he serves as Senior Editor.

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