Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton aired on PBS this past Monday. Fantastic stuff. Brookheiser uses clever means to bring Hamilton’s legacy to the screen with contemporary relevance. He also engages in some interesting arm-chair psychology as he explores AH’s coming of age in St. Croix. (E.g., speculating that his exposure to the slavery of the sugar cane fields disabused him of any of Jefferson’s romantic notions of an agrarian economy.)
So recent you can still taste the bile
- Society is constantly adapting to all sorts of changes
- Book review: Without Precedent
- Scope creep
- Populism and responses to it
- Your so-called England is a hoax!
- A disaster for American discourse
- What do we choose to accept?
- A national conversation about guns
- Twitter’s fondest wishes to the contrary, govt solutions are hard to find
- Dangerous lame-duck games