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A U.S. breakup would be a disaster, but if it happens expect an independent New England

Back when American Nations came out in 2011, a lot of august experts dismissed the warning in the epilogue that if we were unable to form better compromises between the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Signing and Q&A, Leopold’s, Madison, Wisconsin, Mar. 15

I’ll be doing an informal Q&A and signing books at Madison, Wisconsin’s very own Leopold’s Books Bar Caffe on March 15 from 6 to 7pm. Come by and chat about… Read more »

Speaking on American Nations at Ohio University, Feb. 11

I’ll be giving a talk entitled “American Nations: How to Unite the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of the United States” at Ohio University in Athens on February 11 from 7:00 to… Read more »

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 »

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 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 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 »