We have crossed the boundary that lies between Republic and Empire. If you ask when, the answer is that you cannot make a single stroke between day and night. The precise moment does not matter. There was no painted sign to say, "You now are en
The 7 "Blind" men and the US Elephant
Our traditional Thanksgiving column:
It has been three years since I wrote on this subject. Readership of this column has grown substantially since then. Therefore, I am sure many people have not read my sentiments on this topic. So, here is my list of dates that I believe have helped,
Descendants of the Peruvian and Itza Maya Peoples, who gave the Appalachian Mountains their name, still live in the rugged mountains north of the Nacoochee Valley in Georgia. Locals call them the Towns County Indians, Hightower Creek Indians or the C
Freedom Solutions Heard by Millions Every Day
Usually, when we say "American slavery" or the "American slave trade," we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate's History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave
It's not every day that someone I've known for several years comes to the country of my birth for the first time ever, and I thought his impressions were quite interesting.
Labor Day--what is it? Perhaps not many Americans any longer know, so here is my explanation.
Without an ounce of doubt in my mind, Abraham Lincoln is America's absolute worst President. He did not free a single slave; but what he did do was begin the process of enslaving free men. It is no hyperbole to say that Lincoln truly governed as a