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When the Tsar Out-planned the President

Reconstruction historian Eric Foner once noted at a guest lecture in London how the “USA is exceptional in our vehement insistence that we are exceptional”.[1]Foner is not wrong; John Winthrop, one of the first Europeans to descend on America, called the to be nation a city upon a hill. At core to our moral authority over global democracy and order is our insistence that America … Continue reading When the Tsar Out-planned the President

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US Slavery Ended in 1942

US Slavery Ended in 1942 You may remember from history class that after the Union defeated the Confederacy in the United States Civil War, the 13th Amendment was passed, banning slavery, and freeing millions of southern blacks from involuntary servitude. And you understand that one doesn’t simply emerge from slavery to a lucrative career, but in 153 years, future generations should have been able to … Continue reading US Slavery Ended in 1942