One wonders how Winslow Homer would have chosen to depict our own seditious imbroglio.
The Bleeding Kansas parallels with our current moment get weirder and darker, as legal historian Steven Lubet explains.
In the turbulent 1970s, the balm of pop cultural nostalgia set the tone for today’s political reaction.
“Law and order” has often been a flimsy cover for advancing the ruthless interests of white Americans.
Why do we talk about “reopening” the economy, as if it were a bodega or a Bennigan’s? Americans trip over political metaphors yet again.
People talk of a “constitutional crisis” these days as if we haven’t been in one for years, says historian Jason Tebbe.
If the Oscars are any indication, Americans love war, stupidity, royalty, and bestiality.
The President doesn’t just laugh at genocide. He actually cheers it, creating a feedback loop with his most dangerous followers, argues historian Michael E. Carter.