For God’s sake let us sit upon the ground,/And tell sad stories of the death of kings.
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Watching the Ken Burns series on the U.S. and the Holocaust and thinking about American folk music.
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The popular and prolific author David McCullough died in August, and because I’d been publicly critical of his work over the years, I didn’t have much…
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"The New York Times" as the World's Most Exhausted Professor
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BAD HISTORY is back—in more ways than one.
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defending democracy by appealing to our most anti-democratic founder
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Or: Hamilton and Madison Will Never Be Our Friends
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This is your second of two exclusive, paying-subscriber-only posts for the month of June, though it’s coming to you on July 1, so you’ll be getting two…
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The current crisis might remind us just how hard it’s been to get democracy going here at all.
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I left paying subscribers in terrible suspense last time. Contra the late Justice Scalia, in his landmark gun-rights opinion in Washington, D.C., v…
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How Did the Supreme Court Get Both of Them So Wrong?
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The founders’ disingenuous politics around the right to bear arms is killing us.
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