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Progressivism’s American-ness

Over my last few posts on progressivism (here and here), I’ve made a fairly straightforward argument with three big claims: 1. Today’s conservatives consider progressives to be not just political opponents, but also un-American. 2. This is historically inaccurate. Most of the original progressives aimed at recuperating the nation’s core Founding ideals. 3. Furthermore, I argued…

Reflections on the Revolution in the United States of America

Independence Day serves as good a reminder as any that the United States is much more sharply divided on core questions now than usual. If July 4th is one of those annual moments when we remember to bury our hatchets and celebrate our common heritage, this year it feels like the brief pause before Left…