Sam Staley | Saturday May 19, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on Can History Survive Duke University’s Nancy MacLean?
If Democracy in Chains represents the state of art in the research and critical thinking in Nancy MacLean’s field, History as an academic discipline is in serious intellectual trouble.
Tags: Books, Democracy in Chains, James Buchanan, Nancy MacLean, public choice, U.S. history
William Watkins | Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 11:30 AM PDT | Comments Off on What Trump Can Learn from the Treaty that Created America
In January, the winds of political change often blow with ferocity. The District of Columbia is now bracing itself for a gale-force disruption as Donald Trump prepares to become the 45th President of the United States. An upheaval in foreign affairs, trade, and immigration policy is in the offing. It’s tempting to focus solely...
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Tags: American Revolution, Articles of Confederation, Federalist, James Madison, Treaty of Paris, Trump, U.S. history
William Watkins | Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 1:33 PM PDT | Comments Off on In Politics, Innovation Isn’t Always Progress
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton called for innovative solutions for what ails America. For the former it was a new fence on our southern border that will supposedly be funded by Mexico; for the latter it was free (i.e., taxpayer subsidized) college tuition. Fresh ideas, they told us, could “make America great again”...
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Tags: 2016 election, American History, Articles of Confederation, limited government, term limits, U.S. Constitution, U.S. history