Very interesting piece by noted historian Allan Guelzo.
Quite a sad finding, but Kyle Smith adds some good laughs to it.
You’ll notice that the pollsters almost always ask the American people opinion questions — are you feeling like more of a donkey or an elephant these days? — to which there are no wrong answers. Because when they ask questions to which there are wrong answers, boy, do they get a lot of them.
Atlantis, Jimmy Hoffa, and eight others.
From a (technically) 335-year war to one lasting 38 minutes.
Worried about the state of the country? Upset? Well, let Morgan Housel offer you a plausible optimistic view: "This is a story about when big innovations happen."
Well, now that we've got that solved, can you explain Tesla's stock price to me?
A reasonable argument that I hadn't seen before.
The passage of four decades allows some perspective. And there is ample evidence that however dramatic and dreadful, the riot was not the sole turning point for Detroit.
Even without a riot, there is much evidence that Detroit still would be pretty much the city it is today — still yoked to the troubled auto industry, still fighting economic decline, still shrinking, still struggling valiantly to remake itself, still achieving some successes amid the fires, shootings and poverty that are ubiquitous in 21st-Century American cities.
The competition for the title must have been fierce, but I agree, this one's pretty bad.
I took a good world history course in college. But I don't remember this place being mentioned.
The noted historian argues that today is not like the 1930s or 1960s. It's like . . . the 1500s. (Entertaining 5 minute video.)