Category: History

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Whereas It is Fitting: Veterans Day in America

As long as this great experiment in a free people self governing is to continue, it is good and proper to reflect on those Americans who carried the load when it mattered the most

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The Great Cases: United States v. Nixon

U.S. v. Nixon was, beyond doubt, the most consequential decision Burger ever wrote and probably the most politically consequential decision between Brown v. Board of Education and Bush v. Gore.

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Joe Biden’s ’68 Throwback Special

Joe Biden talked about these formative events to a generation. The problem is that was not only a generation ago, but nearly two generations ago.

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To Lift This Great Social Incubus of Bad Cooking

Fannie Farmer’s influence and cookbook are both still around today, in an age where culinary is a hot entertainment commodity and the entirety of human knowledge on the subject is available with a quick search on your phone or computer.

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A Timeless Box Full of Whistles

The story of Handel, a young Mozart, a Dutch church, Johnny Cash, and holding my kids hand, all set to the subtle sounds of a pipe organ.

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Ever Heard “Hey Joe?”

I used to think that I missed out, that I was born in the wrong era when it comes to music.

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The Things My Father Gave Me

History has been something that my father has given me with very little in return; not simply because I don’t want to give back to that tradition, but because I haven’t yet had the life to lead which gives to the story of my family and of mankind as a whole.

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Ronald Reagan’s Missing Overcoat

How Reagan’s missing overcoat helped end the Cold War. When Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un at the DMZ, he failed to put something on him as well.

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The D-Day That Never Was

In Eisenhower’s letter taking the blame for the D-Day that never was, we have another thing to be thankful for to the greatest generation before they pass.

Tiananmen Square 6

This Post Won’t Be Read in China

June the 4th marks 30 years since dreams of democracy were splattered across Tiananmen Square along with the blood of untold number of protestors

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Down in New Orleans

The city has been destroyed many times over, by war, fire, disease, and flood. Each time, she comes back to life, more vibrant than before but with another layer of rich history atop her deep and storied façades.

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Oh, the Humanity

My son cannot understand why anyone cared if the Hindenburg blew up because he is eleven years old and thinks the world is an anime.

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