“The Impressionists broke with academic traditions in French painting.” . . . “I must say I find all of this somewhat academic.” . . . When I was in co…
Yes--just ask George Washington.
Are the truths in the Declaration of Independence really self-evident?
Removing Jefferson's Statue from the New York City Council Chamber
The Bad History Behind U.S. Celebrations of Columbus
Beginning in the early 1780’s, and continuing through the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, in 1788, James Madison of Virginia and Alexander Hamil…
History is neither science nor a court case. So what's evidence for?
Tensions in the first uses of U.S. military force, under General Anthony Wayne, give strange background for General Mark Milley's decision to go around…
With Reflections on the Professorial Death Match in a Steel Cage
Kvetching about the Constitution--on Labor Day
I’ve just come across a hilarious exchange (hilarious to the likes of me), on the subject of insider trading, between Alexander Hamilton, recently appo…
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