Senators don’t wear togas anymore. They don’t glide towards the forum clutching six yards of white fabric rimmed in blood-red, but they are inheritors of the Roman legacy. They still […]
In conventional wisdom, it’s cute and common to say that Democrats and Republicans have switched positions on race. The conventional cuteness says that Democrats were racists until the early 70s […]
We’ve covered many of the ways the events of that day are still impacting us now, but are they enough for it to add up to being an inflection point in human history?
If the Civil War wasn’t about slavery, somebody should have told the Confederates.
What constitutes a holy war?
Critical Race Theory in schools has taken a new turn in political news.
A catastrophic fire broke out in Rome in 64 CE. As the legend goes, Nero Caesar was too consumed with fiddling while massive swathes of the city were destroyed. Some […]
Welcome back. Who’s ready to deep dive more into 9/11? Anyone? Everyone? In part one, I tried my best at crudely approximating what 9/11 means to a New Yorker (or […]
On July 4, 1776 (actually a few days earlier), a delegation of British colonists codified the United States of America. There was still a war to fight, an initial government […]
Schadenfreude is a fun word to say. I could probably spend hours simply finding new ways to pronounce it. Sha-den-froy-duh. SHA-ten-FRAU-de. It’s endless. It is also one of my favorite […]