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Reviewing David Hackett Fisher’s Albion’s Seed sequel in Washington Monthly

More than thirty years ago, Brandeis historian David Hackett Fischer resuscitated the effort to develop a historical narrative of the United States with a book called Albion’s Seed, a sweeping… Read more »

Experts right, Sen. Collins wrong about Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Roe

Back in 2018, when Justice Kennedy’s retirement opened up the second of what would be three Supreme Court seats for Donald Trump to fill, Sen. Susan Collins announced she would… Read more »

Talking with NBC News about Paul LePage’s return

Maine has a gubernatorial election this November that in some ways presages a possible Biden-Trump rematch in 2024. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is a moderate who’s upset her party’s… Read more »

Talking with Clint Watts about U.S. nationhood, regional divides

Clint Watts, NBC security analyst and author of Messing With the Enemy, had me on his podcast, Selected Wisdom, this past week. We talked about how my experiences as a… Read more »

Where Sen. Susan Collins stands on gun control negotiations

In the aftermath of the a chain of horrific shootings — including the Uvalde school massacre — a bipartisan group of senators has been meeting to see if they can… Read more »

Population figures for the American Nations – 2020 census edition

  For those with an interest in the regional model set forth in American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, here are population figures… Read more »

Presenting at Cornell IOPGA’s Summit on Democracy, NYC, May 24

  This coming Tuesday, Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs in New York City is bringing together an array of prominent experts — including Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and… Read more »

American Nations – Now in Chinese

I’m pleased to learn that American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America has been available in Simplified Chinese translation in the world’s largest market… Read more »

Reviewing Yascha Mounk’s “Great Experiment” in Washington Monthly

The world’s ongoing slide into authoritarianism has generated a frantic effort among political scientists, historians, and national security experts to identify the causes and possible solutions. University of Chicago law… Read more »

Speaking on Union and the struggle to forge a story of U.S. nationhood in Newport, R.I, April 21

On April 21 at 7pm I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood, and the battle between civic and… Read more »