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The American Frontier, Empire, and Minding the Future

One of the most important yet least appreciated topics in American history (outside of academia) is that of the “frontier.” Long the purview of historians of the American West, it has reached a level of conversation that no serious historian of American culture and power (i.e., politics) can afford to ignore.  There is a large body [...]

The Search for Community in the Early New Right and New Left

Men now live in conditions that are less than human. -Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society, 1964 At a recent conference on the life and career of Barry Goldwater, an historian described the legacy of the Republican senator and one-time presidential candidate. The scholar drew from extensive research, which included several personal [...]