Historians are fond of saying that the past doesn’t repeat itself; it rhymes.
To understand the present, we have to understand how we got here.
That’s where this newsletter comes in.
I’m a professor of American history.
I have toyed with the idea writing for years, and I have finally found my particular niche. My primary goal was, and still remains, to write a story that I would like to read. I am humbled and delighted that ya'll (yes I AM Southern) wil…
What you’ll get
—Curated links, with commentary and pull-quotes
—A weekly round-up of classics content
—Original humorous posts
—Content calls for Eidolon
—Posts about the writing process that can make you feel like you could become a better...
I’m an award-winning journalist. I’ve covered the stuff Toronto City Council does for eight years. I was the first person to start fact-checking Mayor Rob Ford’s claim to have saved Toronto $1 billion. I track council votes so you know what…