President John Adams wrote that the great grandfathers study war, so the grandfathers can study politics, so the fathers can study business, so the sons (and daughters) can study history, literature, and philosophy.
The author's forbears have served in state or national office for the last eight generations. His great-grandfather, John Wingate Weeks, was a United States Senator, Secretary of War in the Cabinets of Harding and Coolidge, and played a central role in one of the central dramas of the our age: the passage of the Federal Reserve Act. The author's grandfather, Sinclair Weeks, was a political leader, U.S. senator, and Secretary of Commerce under Eisenhower. The author's father, Sinclair Weeks Jr., was a business leader, as CEO of Reed & Barton and a director of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Stuart Weeks has directed his creative energies into the cultural sector, as a writer, educator, radio host, and founder and director of The Center for American Studies in Concord, Massachusetts: < www.concordium.us > and convener of The Bretton Woods IV Convocation. In the former capacity, he has hosted programs for wide range of audiences, including over 500 international leaders from 68 nations, introducing them to American culture through the window of Concord. He is the author of the column, Uncommon Sense; A Prayer for Our Land; and the book, The Lord of Cat Bow. In 2002, Stuart initiated the publication of Ralph Waldo Emerson's complete masterwork The Natural History of the Intellect, and is drawing to conclusion a triple-trilogy plus that, together, comprises "chapters" that would contribute to the unfolding "story" of our age.