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The American Nations and the Geography of Covid-19 Vaccinations

[[ Please standby for correct map here]] As the delta variant has overtaken the United States, refilling hospital intensive care units and killing many thousands of each week, Americans are… Read more »

Colin Woodward interviews Colin Woodard

What are the chances that there would be two American historians of U.S. history with the names “Colin Woodward” and “Colin Woodard”? The observable evidence suggests the answer is “very… Read more »

Where to find signed books in coastal Maine, March 31 edition

More than a year into the pandemic I was realizing that I haven’t set foot south of Portsmouth, New Hampshire since February 2020, despite having a book come out. But… Read more »

How we got here, the stakes and where we go now (in Washington Monthly)

The United States, which was a state before it came up with an argument for being a nation as well, has always been vulnerable to dissolution. An accidental alliance of… Read more »

Speaking about Union and how the U.S. survives via Trinity Wall Street, Nov 12

Before the pandemic struck, I was looking forward to traveling to lower Manhattan this week to speak as part of Trinity Wall Street Church’s Trinity Commons series. But things are… Read more »

Talking with CBC-Nova Scotia about the 400-year backstory to the 2020 election

The rest of the world is trying to understand what’s going on with the United States and its (currently not quite resolved) election.  So I very much enjoyed sharing the… Read more »

Talking UNION with KERA’s Think

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of being the guest on “Think,” the long-format interview show produced by KERA, the NPR affiliate for Dallas, and carried on public radio… Read more »

American Nations and the geography of the pandemic

The geography of the U.S. response to the Covid-19 pandemic follows, like so many other things in American life, the fissures of identified in American Nations to a startling degree…. Read more »

Talking with the AP about individual liberty, the common good, and the coronavirus

Had an enjoyable conversation with national Associated Press writer Ted Anthony recently about a topic close to my heart: the conflict between individual liberty and the common good and how… Read more »

The American Nations and the Geography of the Pandemic Response

Depressingly, as the global coronavirus pandemic unfolded, President Trump took measures that helped it along: denying it existed; denying it was more serious than the seasonal flu; denying it was… Read more »