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Joining the Pell Center

In personal news, as they say, I was recently named a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, a think tank at Salve Regina… Read more »

Edmonton Journal columnist explains Alberta via American Nations

I’m always grateful when someone who speaks for and from a place I don’t know all that intimately uses American Nations to explain local identity, a sign that I’ve not… Read more »

A former CIA and NSA director on American Nations and the authoritarian threat to the U.S.

“I am worried about our country, as I was about Bosnia 30 years ago,” General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency under George W…. Read more »

Talking about the state of U.S. democracy with Japan’s Asahi Shimbun

Ever since American Nations came out in Japanese translation a few years ago, there’s been consistent interest in the paradigm in Japan, where those who follow international relations have been… Read more »

Talking American Nations, 10 years later, with The Daily Beast

American Nations just turned ten years old and, given all that’s happened to the United States since 2011, Kevin Lee recently gave me a call to talk about it for… Read more »

The American Nations and the Geography of Covid-19 Vaccinations

  As the delta variant has overtaken the United States, refilling hospital intensive care units and killing many thousands of each week, Americans are once again seeing the profound effects… Read more »

Talking American Nations on the 99pages channel, Aug. 1

I’ll be speaking with LinkedIn’s Rajiv Srinivasan about American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America on his 99pages YouTube stream on August 1st. It’s… Read more »

Talking American Nations and Union on the Passing Judgment podcast

I recently sat down, virtually, with Jessica Levinson, director of the Loyola Law School Public Service Institute, to talk about American Nations, the crisis facing U.S. democracy, and some of… 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 »

The American nations and House Republican support for a 1/6 commission

Earlier today the vast majority of U.S. House Republicans voted against the creation of an independent commission to investigate the violent insurrection against the Capitol on January 6th that threatened… Read more »