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The Bombardment of Fort Sumter

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

6 hours agoAudio/Video
Chris Calton tells the incredible story of one of the most significant episodes in the history of the United States.

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The Crisis at Fort Sumter

U.S. History

05/16/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton analyzes Lincoln’s momentous—and historically controversial—decision.

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In What Way Are Political Representatives Representative?

Political Theory

Blog05/12/2018

Is it possible to represent a constituency of people who hold varying and diverse opinions without betraying some of those same constituents?

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Did Lincoln Want War?

Blog05/11/2018

Civil war was inevitable — because Lincoln made sure it was inevitable.

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Forming the Confederate Government

U.S. History

05/10/2018Audio/Video
More Deep South states join South Carolina in seceding from the Union.

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Under the Skin

Political Theory

Blog05/04/2018

Taleb contends that you shouldn’t put someone else’s skin in the game without putting your own in it as well.

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The Corwin Amendment

U.S. History

05/02/2018Audio/Video
With disunion looming, conservative Republicans and southern unionists sought a compromise that would keep the Union together.

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South Carolina Stands Alone

U.S. History

04/25/2018Audio/Video
For almost a month, South Carolina was the only state to have formally seceded from the Union.

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Why Secession Is a Big Problem — For Politicians

Decentralization and Secession

Blog04/23/2018

If a precedent of secession were accepted, then the disintegration of the central government could potentially continue ad infinitum.

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Russia, China and the Geopolitics of the Silk Road

Global EconomyWorld History

China's new "Silk Road" for international trade is an important component in the regime's larger geopolitical strategy. 

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