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An Independence Day Alternative

How the “enlightened” leaders of the early US disregarded an Independence Day oration and set in motion indigenous peoples’ brutalization.  By Nicholas Guyatt Source: An Independence Day Alternative Sample first page. Two hundred and twenty-two years ago today (1797) , in a field near what’s now Greenville, Ohio, a preacher named John Rhys delivered an … Continue reading »

Infinite Frontier

The eternal return of American expansionism. By Jedediah Britton-Purdy Review in The Nation of Greg Grandin’s The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America “Grandin’s book demonstrates that American myths about open frontiers have always been dangerously simplistic, covering up inequality and violence both at home … Continue reading »