Just before he died of lung cancer in 1978, Belgium’s balladeer Jacques Brel recorded a song called “Mai 1940”. It was left off his last
The familiar frame of American history wraps itself around revolution and civil war; and an economy that enslaved millions of people. But we should always
Of all the people I’ve met in Appalachia doing the Moundsville project, nobody came at you with a spirit like that of Michael J. Iafrate,
In America, to live is to move. Bust out of that old town. Move, and move again. It’s a creed that suits our national love
Of all the colors of truth to seek — scientific, historical, religious, emotional, empirical, logical — there’s nothing quite as satisfying something I’ll call Walking Truth.
The story of America bundles enlightenment ideals, slavery, capitalist innovation, racism, poverty, civil rights, the moon landing, the suburbs, baseball, jazz, the Constitution, and a