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American History



  • How America Ends

    by Yoni Appelbaum

    A tectonic demographic shift is under way. Can the country hold together?


  • Can a 1960s-like Counterculture Emerge?

    by Walter G. Moss

    Today we have just as much reason to protest as did the 1960’s dissidents. We need a counterculture, or an opposing culture or way of life, to embolden our emotions and imaginations and challenge "throaway" consumer culture. 



  • The Hidden History of Liberty Island

    Before the statue and long before the brand-new museum, there were pirates, real-estate ventures and public executions


  • America, One and Inseparable

    by Vaughn Davis Bornet

    A reflection this 4th of July on the challenges the United States face and how history can guide us. 



  • The False Narratives of the Fall of Rome Mapped Onto America

    by Sarah E. Bond

    It is disturbing to see how gravely inaccurate 19th-century depictions of the destruction of Rome are used to illustrate news stories today, particularly those that draw parallels between Rome and the United States.