Jorge Castañeda’s new book, America Through Foreign Eyes (Oxford, 2020), invites readers to consider the lore of American Exceptionalism. What … Continue reading The Lore of American Exceptionalism
This question – posed with the assumption that Trump had lived in pre-Civil War America – is much easier to … Continue reading Would President Trump Have Been a Slaveholder?
One-hundred years ago, economic and social inequalities dominated in America. The Gilded Age (1870-1900) of John Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie … Continue reading Confederate Monuments and Inequality
Originally written February 1, 2017. Read the book, or see the recently released movie of the same name based on … Continue reading Just Mercy – Book Review
Anand Giridharadas’s Winners Take All details – in a phrase that reworks the book’s subtitle – the charade of well-meaning … Continue reading Winners Take All – Book Review