On the Fourth of July, 1821, John Quincy Adams delivered one of the most remarkable speeches in U.S. history. Having gone down in history with the title "In Search of Monsters of Destroy," Adams's speech summarized the founding foreign policy o
We began offering the very popular FREEDOM DOCUMENTS nearly 20 years ago, in which we compiled dozens of the greatest documents of American history in one beautiful volume. I say beautiful, because the cover on this great book will complement any lib
The Battle of Belleau Wood occurred 100 years ago in June 1918 during World War I. The battlefield lays about five miles west of the town of Château-Thierry, barely fifty miles northeast of Paris, France. Looking at the strategic context in early 19
Back in the last century, when this was a different country, the Democrats were the "smart" party and the Republicans were the "stupid" party. How did that work?
The Law: First comprehensive immigration law enacted by the U.S. Congress
Forten managed to beat the odds to become a rich sailmaker and amass a large personal fortune. But Forten's story is not just one of a Black man who rose to be one of the wealthiest in Philadelphia, but of a devoted patriot who believed in making
A quick eye by Goodwill workers in southern New Jersey turned up framed pages from an original 1774 Philadelphia newspaper with an iconic "Unite or Die" snake design on the masthead.
The good old days never existed....People like to romanticize a time when America was more wholesome… when everyone got along and put petty differences aside to fight wars and such.
Yet again, government intervention hurts those it is intended to help.
If you want to understand why President Trump is popular in some quarters, then join me for a recap of a recent visit to Trump territory. Along the way, we'll go back in American history to see that there is nothing new about fake news, populism,
Book Tour of "A Casual View of America: The Home Letters of Salomon de Rothschild, 1859-1861" Edited by Signumd Diamond and Published by Stanford Univ Press, 1961. Richard's "History Blueprint" brain model: https://www.tragedyandhope.com/the-brain
I couldn't tell you how many times I've heard Western civilization disparaged, in everything from street talk to written screeds to intellectual circles. It would have to be thousands of times at least. In fact, it's something that people (incl
Just a third of Americans can pass a multiple choice "U.S. Citizenship Test," fumbling over such simple questions as the cause of the Cold War or naming just one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for.
The official secrecy was especially pronounced with respect to the autopsy that the U.S. military conducted on the body of President Kennedy. Participants in the autopsy were told that the entire operation was "classified." They were ordered to n
In an age before air conditioning or widespread use of electric fans, many struggled to cope with this multi-day deadly heat. June had been easy enough, but a sweep of hot, dry air from the southern plains suppressed any relief from the ocean breeze.
It wasn't the good war. But, in our popular imagination, it wasn't the bad one either.
A new biography shows profound similarities between the two men.
Although the memory has faded in recent years, during much of the second half of the twentieth century the name "Tokyo Rose" ranked very high in our popular consciousness, probably second only to "Benedict Arnold" as a byword for American tre
Any unmasking of the shadow forces that pull the strings that often determine events requires a time frame context.
The following is the foreword that I have written for the outstanding new piece of Lincoln scholarship, Lincoln as He Really Was, by Charles T. Pace.
Today marks the 65th anniversary that the west carried out a coup in Iran that destabilized the county by overthrowing the country's democratically elected leader, Mohammad Mossadeq, and installed a CIA-groomed dictator.
Existence is running out for America
Video clip shows a mid-1960s imagining of what technology would be like in the year 1999.
. Early French exploration of the Southeast was left out of textbooks from then onward. The presence of a French fort and two Cusate-Creek villages on an island at the confluence of the Little Tennessee and Tennessee Rivers were erased. This fort
Citation: Gerhard Peters. "Seats in Congress Gained/Lost by the President's Party in Mid-Term Elections." The American Presidency Project. Ed. John T. Woolley and Gerhard Peters. Santa Barbara, CA: University of California. 1999-2015. Available from
Just in time for this November's mid-term elections!
"Ahab is forever Ahab, man. This whole act's immutably decreed. 'Twas rehearsed by thee and me billion years before this ocean rolled. Fool! I am the Fates' lieutenant; I act under orders." – Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Finally, Democrats start renouncing Franklin Roosevelt, who sold out Eastern Europe to a known mass murderer
"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce," a saying attributed to Karl Marx, comes to mind in this time of Trump.
If and when you have a chance, I encourage you to attend a cocktail party or some such gathering and begin to talk about the beauty and genius of mankind. But I also suggest that you be prepared to be insulted, because such talk is heresy in modern c