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I spent part of last week watching and reading accounts of the marches in Charlottesville. The media scrum was predictably the same at this year’s event as it was last year. There were roughly a couple dozen white nationalist marchers on display. Far lower than last year. Whereas there was a dramatic uptick was the […]

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The so-called “City on the Hill” speech is among the most quoted texts in the history of American politics. The speech is actually a sermon delivered by the Puritan lawyer John Winthrope, one of the leaders of what would become the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Sadly, the sermon is often quoted in praise of American Exptionalism, […]

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