History in a Post-American World

by Linda Szugyi So I'm finally getting around to reading a book my dad gave me awhile back. The Land That Never Was is a nonfiction account of a self-aggrandizing Scot who, in the 1820s, swindled large numbers of people out of large amounts of money by inventing an imaginary Central American nation and appointing himself ruler of it. … Continue reading History in a Post-American World

As a person who “collects” old history texts

I find the title of this story at Washington Monthly very funny: Revisionaries. How a group of Texas conservatives is rewriting your kids’ textbooks. I have been reading textbooks for decades, the left complaining about a change in direction in Textbooks is an incredible laugh considering the leftward turn their version of "history" had taken. … Continue reading As a person who “collects” old history texts