The greatest both inside and outside the ring, Muhammad Ali altered not just sports, but American culture and politics as well.
To paraphrase Faulkner, in America the past isn’t even the past. For a country that is supposedly so young we sure do have long memories. In Yorktown we’ll recount some of that history, and also how some of that history intersects with today.
On the Only Time and Way We Can Be Patriotic – Ben Railton
This piece originally appeared on AmericanStudies. It is republished here with the author’s permission. [In honor of Patriot’s Day—a holiday… Read more On the Only Time and Way We Can Be Patriotic – Ben Railton
How to Become an American (A Guide for the British) by Jonathan Sawday
Jonathan Sawday reflects on the ways in which citizenship in America differs from being a subject in the United Kingdom.
What Trump Means – Maryam El-Shall
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.
Is Peace an American Value? – Daniel Kimmel
As a Soldier in the US Army, I hold it to be my most sacred duty to become obsolete. That… Read more Is Peace an American Value? – Daniel Kimmel
The Non-Apotheosis of Tom Paine – Ed Simon
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.
“No more [green] than any other city” – Zoya Brumberg
Zoya Brumberg discovers Chicago, Oz, and everywhere in between.
Gettysburg is my Jersey Shore – Ashley Pfeiffer
Some people went down the shore in the summer, Ashley Pfeiffer went to Gettysburg.
No Stillness After Appomattox – Reid Mitchell
I remember reading as a southern boy—a white southern boy—how Grant actually never took Richmond. Technically, this is true, if irrelevant.
“Get a Brain! Morans”: The Meta-Discourse of Misspelled Tea Party Signs – Arlynda Boyer
Remember Descent the Highest form of Patriotic….