When is it okay to protest against social injustice?
The Kids are Alright, it’s the System that’s Fucked.
I live in a pretty great area. Folks in my town are educated, generally respectful of one another and help … More
The Reverend James Caldwell and the Battles of Springfield and Connecticut Farms
Hannah Caldwell, the Reverend’s wife, “with a babe of eight months, and one of three years old, with the housekeeper and a little maid, were left. Mrs. Caldwell having dressed herself, and put her house in order, retired into a back room[….]One of the barbarians advancing around the house, took the advantage of a small space, through which the room was accessable [sic], and fired two balls into that amiable lady, so well directed that they ended her life in a moment.”
Hamilton – An American Musical: The Facts Behind the Music. Part 1: “Alexander Hamilton”
Using Ron Chernow’s biography (Miranda’s inspiration for the musical) and primary source documents, I’ve set out to pull the facts from the musical interpretation. This is the first in a series of what I hope will be an interesting, educational, and historical companion to an amazing musical.
F.I.D.L. – The Fiscal Crisis
The true roots of the fiscal crises in the United States have been woefully ignored since an entire lifetime ago. Whether … More
Malcolm X Redux, Part I- Education
Malcolm X was a highly controversial figure in his time, often viewed as a racist who advocated hate and violence … More