Self Evident Truths about The Declaration of Independence

There seems to me a common thread that runs through impassioned references about the Declaration of Independence, that being a profound lack of basic knowledge of the historical document’s content. Worst among all claims relating to our nation’s celebrated artifact … Continue reading

Nostalgia – History’s Greatest Nemisis

Nostalgia has its rightful place at reunions, on anniversaries and within the pages of dusty photo albums; it has no place in the practice of history. Not be egregious, but words have meaning. They have precision. Words also have implication, … Continue reading

To the Seelbach! A Great Gatsby book discussion?

UPDATE: 13 Sept. 2012 – The Great Gatsby online book discussion begins Thursday night, 13 September at 8:00 p.m. EST. The final discussion will be conducted from Louisville’s Seelbach Hotel where participants and guests will meet at the famed accommodation’s … Continue reading