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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Talking with Pantsuit Politics about U.S. cultural-political geography

Enjoyed joining the Kentucky-based hosts of the Pantsuit Politics podcast to help kick off their nationwide series of candidate interviews, which will use American Nations as its scaffolding.  Hosts Sarah… 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 »