Category: History

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Tales of Yuletides Past

Late December, especially the 25th day of that final month, has been an important time throughout history, especially in the Western world.

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The American Spirit of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is the best example of the confluence between America’s pioneering spirit and our national penchant for thankfulness.

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Commemorating America’s Heroic Aviators

These are not reproductions; they are working, restored aircraft from World War II. Most have documented combat histories and have flown missions across the world.

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The Millenarian Midterm

American politics is replete with apocalyptic and millenarian rhetoric. Thankfully, those who feel this way are dead wrong.

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The King Over the Water

On Donald Trump, Trumpism, the failure of the Jacobites, and the folly of yoking a political movement to a lost cause.

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A Scottish Vision of America

The cultural ties between the US and Scotland, including the love of freedom and liberty which manifests in the political realm, are long-lasting and omnipresent.

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The 3/5th Compromise & James Madison’s Crystal Flute

“I’m Founding Father Ben Franklin, and I’ve got a friend named James Madison who wants you to make him a flute out of this mysterious crystal skull that he had stolen from some innocent BIPOC in Peru.”

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The 2nd Amendment and John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones goes, “Dude, I am going to get all up in the grill of British merchant shipping in the English Channel.” He’s stoked.

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Why Was Andrew Johnson President?

Andrew Yang, as well as the people rightfully criticizing him, should remember this context when they talk about Andrew Johnson.

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In Defense of a Useful History

The case that the invasion of Ukraine is not a historical outlier is essential for present discourse on the topic

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I, Tiberius: Robert Graves on Caligula

Graves attributed to Tiberius this: “I am nursing a viper for the Roman people, and Phaethon for the whole world.” Graves meant Caligula.