American Power and the Future of Democracy Last night’s State of the Union address was vintage Obama. Soaring rhetoric, wry humor, towering confidence, and unguarded optimism– all the traits that so excited the electorate in 2008 were on full display in his final address to Congress. He covered a lot of ground. Economic development, innovation, environmental preservation, funding for education, and immigration […]

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Rivers of Time…

“The past,” John Lewis Gaddis wrote in The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past, “is something we can never have.” As a moment shifts from present to past it becomes completely inaccessible to us. We cannot relive the moment. Nor can we recreate it as it was. We can only represent it. Where we stand, the lenses […]

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