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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 Union and America’s search for national identity with PBS’ “Story in the Public Square”

Maintaining a shared sense of nationhood has always been a special challenge for the United States, arguably the world’s first civic nation, one defined not by organic ties, but by… Read more »

Talking pirates on Spotify’s hit podcast Real Pirates

Bristol, England-based podcast producers Noiser recently reached out to interview me for an extended series they’re doing for Spotify on the golden age pirates whose story I reassembled in my… 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 »

Talking Union in York, Maine, Sept.14.

For those in southern Maine or Seacoast New Hampshire: I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the story of United States Nationhood  at the York… Read more »

Talking Blackbeard on Noiser’s “Short History Of…” podcast

Noiser, the UK-baed podcast producer, has launched a new history series, “Short History Of…” and, appropriately enough for company headquartered in Bristol, included an episode on Blackbeard for their inaugural… 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 »