America: A Racist Nation?

America: A Racist Nation?

The recent murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis was ghastly and reminds us of the hideous racial injustice directed against black Americans in the nation’s past. In this essay, I will examine American racism in a worldwide context, and then seek a...
The Great Man Theory of History

The Great Man Theory of History

(This essay was originally written as a chapter in my book, Heroes, Legends, Champions: Why Heroism Matters, and is an outtake from that book.) Do specific geniuses or “great men” drive forward the events of history?   Is profound impact on social history...