Category Archives: The Uses of History

The Day Goldwater Finally Won

History disappears. What happened long ago becomes no more than dry words on a page, or a curious hour on basic cable, on one of those channels that no one watches – where Hitler always loses the war or Martin … Continue reading

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Republicans at Yorktown

It was the summer of 1781 and things were going badly for our side – the British occupied New York City and a second British army lead by Cornwallis was having a fine old time to the south, capturing Charleston … Continue reading

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