“Biden For America”

“Biden For America”

There is no reasonable doubt whatsoever that U.S. voters want Joe Biden to become president, and from today he shall be for four years...

Friday Digest: 15 January 2021

Friday Digest: 15 January 2021

Well, here we are again at the crossroads of life.

The Inescapable

The Inescapable

Every genre has politics. From sci-fi to romance and then some, show me any fiction and I will point out the politics in it. "Politics" is inescapable and unavoidable.

The January 6th Insurrection

The January 6th Insurrection

He summoned up a mob to invade the Capitol in looking somehow to disrupt the final congressional certification of the November 3 election of his successor.

This Winter Of Disarray

This Winter Of Disarray

What the hell has happened? Many in the country are clearly fearful of innovation, fearful of the future, indeed seemingly fearful of EVERYTHING they do not immediately understand.

The (Endlessly Evolving) American

The (Endlessly Evolving) American

We have always had trouble defining with precision what makes an American; but that is actually not a bad thing because that creates a flexibility about boundaries and allows the identity more easily to evolve.

If You Are Younger Than About 35…

If You Are Younger Than About 35…

We as Americans among ourselves may at times forget - or we are MANIPULATED into forgetting by demagogues such as the soon to be ex-president - that we have more in common than we may realize.

A Distant Horizon

A Distant Horizon

I hope you go to Eternity thinking, "Yeh, that bastard Robert was right." Damn straight. I do know a helluva lot more about it than you and your ilk do.

Letter To My Republican Friends

Letter To My Republican Friends

I voted for her in 2016. I did so because she was much more experienced and competent than him. And I feel 2020 has PROVEN that to be correct.

To Dad, In America

To Dad, In America

Dear Father: I presume if you are reading this that this letter has reached you safely.

The History Decree

The History Decree

That ignoramus who does not know one of the most basic facts about the history of the presidency actually has the nerve to lecture professional historians that he knows what constitutes "patriotic" history.

Again It Is “1932”

Again It Is “1932”

Let us candidly admit we made a big mistake and were taken in by this sleazy con artist and will correct that error.

The History We Always Live

The History We Always Live

Two decades ago, I was a lecturer in history and political science, and I heard often from students in the U.S. that they felt they could not relate to American history. I realized I wanted to find a way to help them better do so.

Confidential Email (Again) To A Friend

Confidential Email (Again) To A Friend

I thought I'd write back after your last missive, because I have to ask: Are you kidding? You must have been drunk. Or have they put something in the water in Vermont?

“I have never been to Brazil, but I know it is there…”

“I have never been to Brazil, but I know it is there…”

Try to “prove” history itself. As an exercise, I regularly asked new history and politics students to “prove” yesterday actually even occurred.