How the United States Reinvented Empire
Americans tend to see their country as a nation-state, not an imperial power.
The New Republic
The Public Costs of Private Growth
Amazon, the Great Depression, and the fiscal history #HQ2 supporters miss.
“My Dear Master”: An Enslaved Blacksmith’s Letters to a President
This document is the rarest of items in the Library of Congress's manuscript collections: a letter written by an enslaved person.
Library of Congress
Three new books examine how the rise of coal, oil, and gas have permanently remade our world.
A Lost and Found Portrait Photographer
What remains of Hugh Magnum's work documents how much was shared in common by people who racist laws treated as separate.
The New Yorker
The Migrant Caravan: Made in USA
Much of the migrant "crisis" is blowback from decades of official U.S. policy in Central America.
New York Review of Books
The ‘Loyal Slave’ Photo That Explains the Northam Scandal
The governor’s yearbook picture, like many images before it, reinforces the belief that blacks are content in their oppression.
Precedents of Presidents
The Assassination of Fred Hampton
The young Civil Rights activist was killed in the dead of night by police and the FBI. Who was Fred Hampton?
A Brief History of Presidential Lethargy
How much do we expect our presidents to rest?
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