The greatest both inside and outside the ring, Muhammad Ali altered not just sports, but American culture and politics as well.
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Jonathan Sawday reflects on the ways in which citizenship in America differs from being a subject in the United Kingdom.
This is where the debate about the significance of Trump is mistaken. Trump is neither a false prophet nor the hope of the future. Rather, Trump is but the reflection of the present determining its place in history.
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Tom Paine however didn’t believe in gods, and so he was just a man, sometimes a flawed one, and because of that he deserves our love.
Zoya Brumberg discovers Chicago, Oz, and everywhere in between.
Some people went down the shore in the summer, Ashley Pfeiffer went to Gettysburg.
I remember reading as a southern boy—a white southern boy—how Grant actually never took Richmond. Technically, this is true, if irrelevant.
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