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  • Why the emperor has no clothes?

    Why the emperor has no clothes?

    America has had a fairly inscrutable history. Haven to the oppressed in the European continent, its early settlers, while relishing the fruits of freedom, pretty much exterminated its indigenous inhabitants. At the same time, as a reaction to absolutist monarchies elsewhere in the world it created pluralist institutions. In this ‘New World’ God did not …

    October 4, 2018
  • Prisoner of gender

    Prisoner of gender

    Women in the US, as in Western Europe, secured equal rights after a long and protracted struggle. Until the American Revolution they were expected to manage the household in clear subordination to men. During the Revolution, they lent support to embargoes on foreign imports by banning tea from their serving tables and substituting homespun for …

    December 8, 2016