As American As Baseball Cards

As Ken Burns famously noted, a hundred years from now, the three best-remembered and uniquely American institutions will be the Constitution, jazz and baseball.  Baseball is so bound up with

South Africa’s Cincinnatus

A former freedom fighter and popular demagogue takes power in a young republic. The rapid and tumultuous turn of events shocks the world, while at home his popularity leads many

Fact-Checking A Bumper Sticker

Political activists love slogans that can fit on a bumper sticker. Case in point, the gun rights slogan declaring that “free men own guns, slaves don’t.” While this would seem