Chapter 16: The Book of Bells

Chapter 16: The Book of Bells

Professor Adrian Jenson’s cycling shoes clicked against the wooden planks of an 18th- century wharf as he hurried through the darkness, picking his way past stacks of cork-wood barrels, snake-like piles of heavy docking ropes, and spider webs of unfurled rigging. To his right, spread out beyond the wharf as far as he could see,…

Howard Zinn’s Assault on Historians and U.S. Principles

Howard Zinn’s Assault on Historians and U.S. Principles

Recently, Michael Barone heralded a bipartisan refutation of the New York Times’s 1619 Project. As part of “an ongoing battle for control of the central narrative of American history,” Barone noted, the August 2019 Times magazine supplement had made the case for redefining the founding of the United States from 1776 to 1619, when, presumably,…

How we’re looking out for one another

How we’re looking out for one another

My son and I were walking our dog when we saw someone walking toward us on the same side of the street. The person was wearing a long coat, a baseball hat, and over the bottom half of their face, a bandanna.“Let’s cross,” I said, steering us to the other side of the empty street.…